Learning Technology

Tag: U-Now

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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 [...]

I have an update for U-Now!

November 21st, 2011 at 01:11

The U-Now website was originally launched in 2007 under the e-learning strategy at Nottingham. Since then it has grown steadily, and now houses open educational resources published by more than 70% of the schools across the institution.There are currently 189 different titles available ranging from individual video resources such as those available in the ‘Why [...]

Hold the front page

February 4th, 2011 at 03:02

Open Nottingham is featured in the recent edition of the Panlibus Magazine, published by Talis. Exploring what openness means to Nottingham and the variety of projects supported under the Open Nottingham initiative: U-Now Xpert Xerte Online Toolkits iTunes U YouTube The article provides a good overview of our activities. To read the article in full [...]

Open Nottingham at the e-Learning Community (Jan 2011)

1 January 17th, 2011 at 09:01

The first e-learning community event for 2011 was held on Weds 12th Jan and discussed issues around creating and reusing open learning resources. Through Open Nottingham, the University has strategically embraced the Open Resource agenda. With benefits such as efficiency savings, promotional opportunities and enhancing the student experience, Open Nottingham is designed to foster increased [...]

OER Case Study – Knowledge Without Borders

January 14th, 2011 at 01:01

U-Now is useful for many reasons. It supports informal learning and helps other educators to understand how we deliver our courses. It provides promotional opportunities for the academics and schools that publish open content. It is also helping students from our campus in Ningbo, China to better understand how they connect to the university as [...]

From the big bang to the flying squad

November 5th, 2010 at 01:11

 As you may know, the University is currently reviewing its online learning environment, also known as the VLE review. Like many Universities using WebCT and the cessation of vendor support from the end of 2012, Nottingham is exploring our options and where next for our VLE provision. For more information on the VLE review project [...]

OER case studies

1 November 2nd, 2010 at 08:11

The Open Nottingham team has submitted two case studies to the call for OER case studies which is part of Phase 2 of the JISC/HEA OER programme. They have been submitted using the JISC case study template. The first ‘a la mode: setting a fashion for practical re-use’ is a study that relates to the [...]

2 + 2 = 2473

1 October 11th, 2010 at 01:10

6 new resources were published on U-Now on Friday. There were five from the School of Modern Languages and Culture, including: The sounds of German There was also one from the School of History: British prime ministers 1783 – 1852 A number of other resources are in the pipeline with a steady stream planned for [...]

first of the summer wine

1 October 6th, 2010 at 03:10

The learning resources currently available on U-Now are now also available through web link in MERLOT.   (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and On-line teaching) http://www.merlot.org/merlot Getting the links deposited involved a manual process. As we were submitting multiple resources this came in the form of providing metadata for the resources on a spreadsheet and sending [...]

Module Handbook Approach to OER

October 1st, 2010 at 09:10

Open Nottingham is a programme of work that intends to foster increased use, reuse and publication of open educational resources (OER) by staff and students across the University. It aims to improve the understanding of the impact that open educational resources have on teaching and learning and seeks to measure the effectiveness of open resources [...]