Category Archives: ukoer

15 reusable technology solutions for OER

On behalf of the JISC/HEA UK Open Educational Resources (OER) Programme I am delighted to announce the completion of the OER Rapid Innovation Strand. (also available as a PDF and downloadable file) These solutions address a range of issues that we identified in our original call for proposals, and they specifically address: how to create … Read more

Licensing Data as Open Data

One of the findings that has emerged clearly from the UK OER Programme and from the UK Discovery work is that for a healthy content ecosystem, information about the content needs to be available to many different systems, services and users. Appropriately licensing the metadata and feeds is crucial to downstream discovery and use. The … Read more

EduWiki Conference Reflections

Last week I attended a very engaging conference organised by Wikimedia, focused on the uses of Wikipedia in Education: EduWiki . I was on a panel discussing openness in HE and I also I gave a keynote on 21st Century Scholarship and the role of Wikipedia. I’d produced a visual (infographic/poster/prettypicture) which I blogged and … Read more

Digital infrastructure for learning materials: update July 2012

This is a summary of notable developments around work on technology issues around learning materials, mostly by JISC. It’s aimed at the technical and semi-technical and comments/additions are very welcome. Update Back in late May we ran our first Dev8ED. It was a great event, with developers supporting course data, curriculum design and delivery, distributed … Read more

The JISC ebooks universe

My colleague Ben Showers has recently been looking across the work taking place around digital books in all their forms: open textbooks, digital monographs, epub, web-based books. For educational institutions the need to keep up with the content needs of learners and researchers is paramount but so much is happening at the moment, with hardware, … Read more