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This ppt was prepared for a workshop funded under the HEA/OER seminar series. It was held on 23rd May, 2012, at the University of Southampton, and featured the ways in which OERs were created by students of Year 1 and Year 4 of Spanish Studies at the University of Southampton as part of the dissemination of research and teaching on the OpenLIVES project (JISC).
I gave this presentation at 'OERs and Languages' an HEA/OER seminar held at UCLAN, on 1st June, 2012. I talked about how LLAS community OER projects have led to an understanding of how engaging with open practice can lead to professional development in explicit ways (through impact of work on an external audience) and more subtle ways (through reflection, collaboration and review). Download the ppt file to edit and reuse.
Research on review and endorsement of Open Educational Resources (OERs) is being conducted using HumBox resources as part of an Open University SCORE Fellowship Project. The aims of this project, led by Antonio Martinez-Arboleda at the University of Leeds, are to explore and develop a feasible model for employer engagement in OERs and to add extra value to existing and future OERs, hence reinforcing our existing Communities of Practice and encouraging high-quality open content publication and re-use. In particular, the project will look at ways of facilitating the review and endorsement of OERs by graduate-recruiting employers in the HumBox, where a vast range of Arts and Humanities OERs of all levels of granularity have been uploaded and shared by an increasing number of practitioners. In connection with this project, Antonio is interested in proposing a more dynamic, case-based and multilateral approach to employability in the area of Arts in UK HE. In this respect, the review and endorsement of OERs by employers can play a crucial role in this transformation. This project will build on the work which is already being done in the area of employers’ engagement in OERs and will consider the different review and endorsement tools introduced by key OERs repositories. If you are interested in having some of your resources reviewed or endorsed by employers or simply finding out more about this project, please contact Antonio Martínez-Arboleda at email@example.com