Author Archives: Lou McGill

About Lou McGill

synthesis consultant

HEFCE OER Review

We are very pleased to launch the completed UKOER/SCORE Review report – Journeys to Open Educational Practice McGill, L., Falconer, I., Dempster, J.A., Littlejohn, A. and Beetham, H. Journeys to Open Educational Practice: UKOER/SCORE Review Final Report. JISC, 2013  short url: http://bit.ly/HEFCEoerReview What’s in it? If you want to find out why people might become … Read more

OEP and bounded communities

Open Educational Practice: are communities helpful environments for changing professional practice? Allison Littlejohn, Lou McGill, Isobel Falconer, Helen Beetham For Open Education week at 11am (GMT) on Thursday at Lou McGill, David Kernohan and Allison Littlejohn will present some of the key findings from the UKOER programme ‘What you can learn from the UKOER experience‘.  … Read more

HEFCE OER Review survey

Please fill in our survey If you have been involved in HEFCE funded UKOER and SCORE initiatives we would like your help. We plan to revisit some of the key lessons learnt across all strands of work, and gather input from as wide a range of stakeholders as possible. We are interested in reaching partners … Read more

Evaluation buddy meeting between REACTOR, Opening up a Future for Business and CORE-SET

One of the approaches that we have adopted to support projects with their evaluation activities is to establish pair/teams of evaluation buddies. An evaluation buddy is basically another project who can: check that evaluation plans are sensible, credible, valid, do-able, relevant to programme aims provide peer review of content, interfaces, and other practical outputs from … Read more

TEPL-SIG webinar

On 2st February 2012 isobel Falconer and I led a webinar for the TEPL-SIG (Technology Enhanced Professional Learning – Special Interest Group) on Open Practices which aimed to encourage participants to consider their own practices. We considered open educational practice (OEP) but also touched on issues around wider open practices with a focus on how … Read more

open practices across sectors: briefing paper

The HE Academy/JISC UKOER Programme has encouraged cross-sector approaches to OER development, and is increasingly focussing on broader issues around open educational practices (OEP). Synthesis activities for the first two phases of activity have included cultural and institutional issues across a number of sectors. Activities to date include a UKOER phase 2 programme webinar on … Read more

UKOER3 themes and activities

We are currently going through UKOER3 project plans and drawing out key themes and areas of activity to map these against our synthesis and evaluation framework. We use the framework as an iterative tool to support both evaluation activities of projects and synthesis activities of our team. It highlights core areas of inquiry and identifies … Read more