Category Archives: evaluation

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

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

Interim programme meeting evaluation session

Helen Beetham attended the HE Academy/JISC Phase 2 Programme interim meeting on 19th Jan 2011 and led some sessions on evaluation with the projects. Her presentation is available here. Please let us know if you are a project and have any questions emerging as a result of the activities and discussions. Read more

Reflections

Reflections from the HE Academy/JISC OER Phase 2 programme interim meeting held on Wednesday19th Jan 2011. Quite long but we would appreciate your thoughts too, whether you were at the meeting or not. Financial constraints mean institutions are less willing to invest in learning and teaching innovation. However, once the political paroxysms are over, the … Read more

Elluminate Second Tuesday session

We had the first ‘Second Tuesday’ session in Elluminate last week where our team shared with projects the way we would be supporting evaluation activities and mechanisms to synthesise programme outcomes. We had some useful conversations around the questions that projects were hoping to ask and ultimately answer… Projects were shown where to find outputs … Read more

new synthesis wiki

The synthesis and evaluation team developed a wiki to support pilot projects and also used it to collate our synthesis outputs and deliver the lessons learned by the programme. We have recently revised the wiki so pages now have new links. Whilst the old wiki pages are still available these will not be updated. There … Read more