2019-11-13 22.14.02

Liked National Forum T&L on Twitter (Twitter)

“[Project update] Did you know.. The 2015 Take One Step project encouraged staff and students across @UL, @MICLimerick and @LimerickIT to take 1 step in engaging with digital literacy, and subsequently produced 30 open educational resources #NFimpact #OER
➡️https://t.co/drwYWiPju4”

2019-11-07 17.22.25

Liked Michelle Breen, ALAI on Twitter (Twitter)

“For next session, save yourselves lots of scribbling, here are the slides for my talk https://t.co/ozG9K0dqYH Librarians using OERs in their teaching on a PhD course at the University of Limerick @ULLibrary @Hayes_Ash
#oer #CONULTL19”

🔖 Open access to teaching material – how far have we come?

Bookmarked Open access to teaching material – how far have we come? (Ninth Level Ireland)

“One of the foundational aims of the open access movement, set out in the Budapest Open Access Initiative, was to provide access to research not only to scholars, but to ‘teachers, stud…

2019-06-17 12.31.49

Bookmarked ucisa VLE Review Toolkit (ucisa)

About this Toolkit

When ucisa conducted its biennial survey into technology enhanced learning in UK higher education in 2016 it found that around half of the respondents had conducted VLE reviews over the last two years and a further 44% were planning reviews within the next two years.

Discussions on mailing lists, such as that for the Heads of e-Learning Forum (HeLF) also reveal that significant numbers of institutions undertaking VLE reviews are looking to learn from the experiences of others.

We have produced this Toolkit so you no longer need to reinvent the wheel.

The Toolkit is based on a series of interviews with people who have played a key role in conducting VLE reviews recently or who have been through this process a number of times, often in different institutions.

We look at topics such as the rationale for undertaking a review, how to run a review project, the technicalities of conducting procurement and making sure that you actually achieve benefit from all of this.

You can learn from the real-life experiences of institutions like your own and there are plenty of crib sheets and templates to take away and reuse.

2019-04-09 08.30.19

Read Read “hands-on digital skills” by Melissa Highton (Melissa Highton – University of Edinburgh)

This blog is another about some more institutionally provided technologies. #openblog19

At University of Edinburgh we know that our people are our strength. This is a place of knowledge creation, and a place of knowledge sharing. It is a place in which we invest in the digital skills of our staff and students. It is true in any job that there is a need for learning and development and when you work in the digital sector the need is even more urgent in a rapidly changing environment.

As Director of Learning, Teaching and Web Services I am lucky to have responsibility not only for the institutionally provided learning technology, but also the institutionally provided digital skills training provision. You know me, I like to have a strategy or framework for such things.

Our strategic investment in Lynda.com has been a huge success. The digital skills training team are excellent and they have invested the kind of time and effort in managing this service for the institution which has brought us return in terms of take-up and impact which puts us at the forefront of the UK HE sector.

All staff and student at University of Edinburgh are offered an account with Lynda.com. We’ve seen a steady increase over 3 years to the current 15,000 users.

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by Melissa Highton

2019-04-09 08.23.59

Read Read “voices from the institution” by Melissa Highton (Melissa Highton – University of Edinburgh)

This blog is for Amber because she wants to know about institutionally provided technologies #openblog19

At University of Edinburgh we know that our people are our strength. This is a place of knowledge creation, and a place of knowledge sharing.

As Director of Learning, Teaching and Web Services I am lucky to have responsibility not only for the institutionally provided learning technology, but also the institutionally provided Web. You know me, I like to have a strategy for such things.

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by Melissa Highton

2019-03-25 15.40.30

Read Read Be Kind, Reclaim by bavatuesdays – Jim Groom (bavatuesdays – Jim Groom)

Meredith, Lauren, and I are gearing up for the OER19 conference in Galway in a couple of weeks, a trip we are all looking very much forward to. In fact, I have a post due quite soon for the OER19 blog, which will hopefully explain why Reclaim feels such a strong sense of kinship with the folks that run the OER conference.* Anyway, part of what we will be doing this year, unlike last, is actually sponsoring the conference as Reclaim Hosting as opposed to one of out satellite outfits like Reclaim Video or Reclaim Arcade. This is something I did not think we would ever do, but again that is fodder for the other posts I still need to write … dammit!

2019-03-22 22.48.31

Liked Laura Czerniewicz on Twitter (Twitter)

“Interesting – a new platform called LabXChange that aims to let professors, teachers or anyone mix together their own free online course from pieces of other courses. #OER19 https://t.co/OCWVXZu3Lu”