Author Archives: Rob Farrow

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OER World Map at #opened17

Next week the OER World Map project will be represented at the 14th Annual Open Education Conference which will take place in Anaheim, California between the 11th and 13th of October.

We can be found in the Royal Ballroom at table 23 on Thursday October 12, 2017 11:00am – 11:25am and again between 11:30am – 11:55am.  Instead of a formal presentation this will be a roundtable discussion with plenty of opportunity to find out how the OER World Map can make a difference to your OER related activities.

You can see the schedule for the conference at https://openeducation2017.sched.com/.

Here’s a digital copy of the handout we’ll be using for the roundtable: OER World Map in 2 pages

If you’re unable to make the session but you’d like to meet up get in touch with Rob Farrow who will be representing the project for the duration of the conference.

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Evaluating OER World Map with its users – your input requested

As part of our commitment to iteratively improving the OER World Map through its development, we are always keen to receive feedback from our users.  To encourage participation from as many stakeholders as possible we have formalised this process in the form of a survey (found at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/OERWM2017).

The survey asks about:

  • Your role in OER and how you use (or would use) OER World Map
  • The technologies you use to access content
  • Your views on what OER World Map should be
  • How you prefer to interact with other users
  • Your user experience
  • Areas where more support would be beneficial

We have intentionally kept the survey quite short in order to encourage participation – it should take no longer than ten minutes to complete.

Please consider sharing your views with us by completing the survey: good quality feedback really helps us to prioritise useful developments and improve the experience of working with the OER World Map.

 

Video stories are now online

We now have our first video content available through OER World Map! You can review the entries at the following URLs:

Open Educational Resources in Africa
https://oerworldmap.org/resource/urn:uuid:d00a0e9b-66b1-47bc-a0ef-f5d90b77ee5a

NOVA’s OER-Based Associate Degree Project
https://oerworldmap.org/resource/?q=associate#urn:uuid:9af4551b-8b8d-4be6-88af-1f055d450bf7

We hope to add more stories in this way over the coming months.  If you have a video relating to OER that you would like to share with the community then get in touch.

Content published on YouTube with a licence that permits sharing can easily be repurposed for the map in this way using the embed code provided in the sharing menu.

 

 

 

OER World Map at #oer15

Helo ffrindiau OER, a chyfarchion o Gaerdydd yng Nghymru (DU)! Here are the slides from today’s presentation by myself and Philipp at the OER15 conference in Cardiff, in Wales (UK). They provide a snapshot of the current progress of the project and we also managed to collect our first examples of user stories. You can access the list of stories (and add your own) at http://tinyurl.com/oermap. Continue reading

Unconference: OER World Map at #oer2015

Today, myself and Felix are representing the OER World Map project in Sausalito, California this week at the meeting of grantees of The Hewlett Foundation.  It’s been great to get the chance to connect with some of the key players in the OER world and exchange ideas about the future aspirations of the movement.  The conference has included lots of group activities as well as some interesting speakers, and as part of the proceedings there is an unconference session which includes time for delegates to come and speak about the OER World Map project and tell us what they would like from the system.  We’ve been joined by, among others, Patrick McAndrew, Susan D’Antoni, Fred Mulder and Tel Amiel for stimulating discussions on the possibilities.  Susan provided some background on the project and its origin in the 2012 consultation she organised.  Many OER practitioners at the time complained that it was hard to know about OER initiatives and activities taking place near them, and so the map was conceived as a way of sharing this information. Continue reading