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Tag: Open Nottingham

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Making OER available on multiple platforms (U-Now, iBooks, eBooks) (ALT-C Presentation)

October 4th, 2013 at 02:10

Since 2007, the University of Nottingham has released teaching resources as Open Educational Resources (OER) through the U-Now website. Resources made available in U-Now are licenced under a Creative Commons licence, and users can view the resources on the site or download them in re-useable formats. The OER publication model at Nottingham is strong, with [...]

The Future of (Sustainable) Learning…..

September 19th, 2013 at 03:09

Yesterday saw the launch of the FutureLearn platform. In case you’ve missed the various announcements in the press over the last few months……FutureLearn is the first UK-led, multi-institutional MOOC platform offering free on-line courses. The Futurelearn proposition is to increase access to Higher Education for students in the UK and around the world by offering [...]

Green Gown Awards

November 8th, 2012 at 10:11

Earlier this week, the team were recognised at the annual Green Gown Awards 2012 in the Learning and Skills category. Working with academic staff in Education (Sarah Speight), Geography (Simon Gosling), Arts and Humanities (Naomi Sykes), Business (Simon Wright) and Engineering (Aran Eales, Mike Clifford), the University was highly commended for our activities in creating open educational [...]

OER13 is coming to Nottingham

October 23rd, 2012 at 08:10

The international open learning conference OER13 is coming to Nottingham March 26-27 2013. “Are we ready to build on the last ten years of investment in open educational resources and move to the creation of a virtuous circle of open educational practice?” Following on from previous high profile conferences in Cambridge and Manchester and last year’s highly successful [...]

Ear Foundation – Evaluation Report

October 16th, 2012 at 12:10

The evaluation report for the Ear Foundation strand of the PARiS project is now available. Report: The Ear Foundation and The University of Nottingham working together: Open Educational Resources around Cochlear Implantation for deafness. The author of the report is Lyndsey Allen, Education Programme Co-ordinator for the Ear Foundation.  

Open iBooks, OER on the iPad

October 1st, 2012 at 04:10

The PARiS project is drawing to a close and all but one of the ten credit ‘sustainability’ modules that have been produced as part of the project are now live on the U-Now site, with the last remaining module scheduled for publication this week. A couple of months ago we identified an opportunity to enhance [...]

Attribute Images – new JISC funded rapid innovation project

1 March 26th, 2012 at 07:03

I am really pleased to be able to report that the Learning Technology team have recently won some JISC funding to extend the Xpert Attribution service. The funding is part of the UKOER rapid innovation programme that runs until October 2012. The project we have funding for is called ‘Attribute Images’ and it will extend [...]

PARiS is mobile……..

March 23rd, 2012 at 03:03

Mobile Xerte is a new addition to the award-winning Xerte Project’s suite of tools for Android and iOS devices. Mobile Xerte is built around the concept of playlists, or collections of open resources that can be subscribed to using the application. Playlists can also be created using Mobile Xerte, and shared with other users, allowing [...]

Designing modules with openess in mind

1 March 15th, 2012 at 11:03

Supporting the sustainability theme within the PARiS project is a team of content creators from a variety of subject areas. These include Geography, Engineering, Business, Archaeology and the Careers service. Each content creator is recording their experiences of the design process and the benefits and barriers of finding and using third party OER within the [...]

The Ear Foundation Needs Analysis (PARiS)

March 13th, 2012 at 03:03

This is a post from Lyndsey Allen, Education Programme Co-ordinator at The Ear Foundation. Background The Ear Foundation is a charity helping deaf people and their families make the best use of technology to improve hearing and communication.  Through the PARIS project, The Ear Foundation is working with the University of Nottingham to widen access [...]