It’s Open Education Week and we have a free OER workshop

This week is Open Education Week and its fitting that our Learning Resources Online collection got a make-over on Monday. I was really pleased to see the new banner we have added to brand the collection in a similar way to LSE’s two other repositories. It’s also worth highlighting a free workshop that I am running in a couple of weeks time, which still has a few places on it. Details are below and do contact the CDE if you wish to come along.

CDE workshop: Finding and Evaluating Open Educational Resources

Thursday 29 March 2012, 12pm-2pm.

Room G37, Senate House, University of London

Hosted by: Dr Jane Secker (Learning Technology Librarian, London School of Economics) and Dr Stylianos Hatzipanagos (Lecturer in Higher Education/Head of eLearning, King’s College London) . 

This is a reminder that spaces are still available for this workshop – a chance to find out more about open educational resources (OERs). CDE Fellows from London School of Economics (LSE), King’s College London (KCL) and the University of London will discuss recent work they have undertaken to develop and release OERs, including a CDE funded project at KCL and a JISC/HEA project at the LSE. The workshop will provide an overview of the challenges and issues of developing OERs, from scratch as well as converting/repurposing existing materials using the CORRE framework.

It will also be a chance to explore a range of OERs that might be useful in your teaching and discuss the challenges and opportunities that they present.  A large part of the seminar will be hands-on activities with laptops to explore Jorum and other places to find OERs in your own subject area and to evaluate these with a set of criteria.

To book a place at this free event please contact the CDE by email or phone 0207 8628404.  Lunch will be provided.


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