Category Archives: community

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.

 

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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.

 

 

 

How to become part of the OER World Map Country Champion Network

The idea behind the OER World Map ‘Country Champion’ network is to develop a group of people and institutions who will support the World Map project by collecting OER data and stories from their country and ensure its quality through editorial control. This post describes who can become a champion, what a champion should do, how you can benefit from being a champion and what to do next if you would like to become a champion. The post is an updated version of an earlier post, which reflects the development of the concept within the last months. Continue reading

What does it mean to become a Country Champion?

The idea behind the championship is to build a network of people and institutions who will support the project especially by helping to collect OER data and stories from their country and ensuring its quality by editorial control. This posts describes the characteristics as well as the responsibilities of an OER World Map country champion.

Since the launch of our landing page during open education week this year we are looking for persons and institutions, which would like to participate in the OER World Map project as country (or even continental) champions. We have since then received quite some responses (a list of the existing country champions will be published soon) but we are still far away from having one champion for every country of the world!
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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