Category Archives: open educational practice

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

Open educational practices – what do we mean?

To conclude our posts for open education week, I’ve been asked to introduce our new briefing paper on open educational practices. I think we’ve been talking about open practices since the pilot phase of UK OER – you can find it in some of our recommendations. When we set out, I for one had the … 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

UKOER phase 2

Synthesis activities for the first two phases of the HE Academy/JISC UKOER Programme have included cultural and institutional issues across a number of sectors. The Evaluation and Synthesis team’s final report on phase 2 synthesises evidence and outputs under five main headings: Practice change Development and Release Issues Cultural Considerations Institutional Issues Impacts and Benefits … 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

Grand Challenge in Open Learning

During Open Education Week, the JISC UKOER evaluation and synthesis team, Lou McGill, Isobel Falconer, Helen Beetham and I, are   collecting together ideas for a Grand Challenge in the areas of Open Education or Open Learning. This is following on from my work  with the EU-funded STELLAR Network for Excellence in TEL in developing ‘Grand Challenges’. A Grand Challenge … Read more

After ‘that session’ at Alt-C

Well the cattle have been rounded up, the settlers have lit their home fires, and the preacher and the gadabout are safely departed to bother someone else. Apart from the comedy value of our session on open country (blogged by David Kernohan at http://followersoftheapocalyp.se/oer-the-cowboy-gospel-altc2011), what were the serious messages from the debate at Alt-C? David … Read more