Learning Technology


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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 [...]

PARiS Sustainability Theme – Evaluation Reports

October 18th, 2012 at 10:10

The evaluation reports for the Sustainability strand of the PARiS project are now available. There are three reports:  1: Focus group feedback from the academic authors 2: Focus group feedback from students registered on the Nottingham Advantage Award and other areas of the university  3: Results from an on-line student survey (66 respondents)

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 [...]

PARiS resources are live

June 29th, 2012 at 09:06

PARiS Sustainability Theme The bulk of the work in recent weeks in this strand of the project has been focussed on converting the fiveexisting Nottingham Advantage Award modules into on-line versions. The academic content team have also been working to create the five new modules that have been commissioned as part of the project and [...]

Xpert at 275,000 and climbing………….

March 29th, 2012 at 11:03

I’ve been working on my presentation for the OER 12 conference today where I’ll be talking about the PARiS project and whilst checking out some stats to include I noticed that Xpert is now indexing more than 275,000 resources. This is another milestone for the service and at the rate resources are being added Xpert [...]

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 [...]