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Case studies

HE Academy: http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/resources/detail/oer/oer-phase-3-case-studies
Score: http://www8.open.ac.uk/score/case-studies
JISC (Users): http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/elearning/oer2/casestudies.aspx
JISC (in impact report): http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/elearning/oer2/oerimpact.aspx
Jorum: http://www.jorum.ac.uk/community/jorum-stories
 Some examples from Senior Management Guide: https://openeducationalresources.pbworks.com/w/page/45742659/Some%20examples


ALTO project outputs





•    Introduction to Woven Textiles Open CourseBook   http://alto.arts.ac.uk/974/
•    Foundation Ceramics Open CourseBook    http://alto.arts.ac.uk/975/
•    Fashion Communication-Photography Open CourseBook     http://alto.arts.ac.uk/977/
•    Basic Ceramics Skills Open CourseBook   http://alto.arts.ac.uk/976/
•    ALTO UK Open Course Book Template and Rationale     http://alto.arts.ac.uk/930/
•    Derek Boshier: From Doris To Chemical Cowboys   http://alto.arts.ac.uk/876/
•    Creative Commons Licences – are they right for you?    http://alto.arts.ac.uk/904/
•    Introducing Pottery Chapters 2&3 (Bloomsbury Publishing due for release 2012)    http://alto.arts.ac.uk/914/
•    IPR e –Content Audi and Risk Evaluation Matrix    http://alto.arts.ac.uk/950/
•    Cloud Services for Large Scale Open Educational Resources Publishing: A Feasibility Study for the ALTO UK Project   http://alto.arts.ac.uk/946/
•    Amazon Web Services Training Guide    http://alto.arts.ac.uk/949/
•    PDP planner     http://www.arts.ac.uk/ppd/
•    Collaboration with ‘Satellite Voices’ the international arm of the online magazine ‘Dazed and Confused’ An international video ‘chain letter collaboration between students. Students from UAL collaborate with students at other art colleges in Tokyo, Moscow, Shanghai, Paris and Dubai and collaborate on a virtual project together    http://www.dazeddigital.com/satellitevoices/  Background  http://www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/13596/1/satellite-voices-connects-with-central-saint-martins    Student Outputs at: http://process.arts.ac.uk/category/tags/satellite-voices
•    Series of short films about objects from the Jocelyn Herbert Archive presented by leading figures from theatre and film and (in production for delivery in late 2012

•    Institutional spaces inside the current Process.Arts platform http://process.arts.ac.uk/category/discipline/research-practice/alto-uk
•    Prototype of a shared UK platform  http://prototype.cloudylemonade.net/ual/v4/
Video Sketchbooks Examples:     http://alto.arts.ac.uk/979/     http://www.Youtube.com/watch?v=WtpJBXud7qE&feature=plcp

Technical Process Demonstration Videos Examples:  http://process.arts.ac.uk/content/loss-wax-process-introduction-bronze-casting-part-one

Prototype of a UK Art & Design OER publishing platform for HEIs online at:   http://prototype.cloudylemonade.net/ual/v4/


As a result of the ALTO UK project CLTAD felt confident enough to apply for HEA/JISC funding to develop a new study module in Open Educational Practice for the UAL Continuing and Professional Development Framework and PG Cert. in HE Teaching. Course Handbook is here: http://oepractice.myblog.arts.ac.uk/2012/08/15/oep-unit-handbook/

COMC Project outputs

 COMC webpage/blog and the individual projects sites


Examples of the outputs produced, include:

Open Classes introductory  ‘How to’ videos  and walk-throughs, as well as orientation posts on how to access the material on the project front page  


Picbod Open Class lectures

Picbod Visiting practitioner talks online

Picbod Student work and the curated highlights

Picbod tweets


Creative Activism  Podcasts

Creative Activism  weekly tasks

Creative Activism  community/network  directly and via the peer-to-peer university

Creative Activism  sources and inspiration

Creative Activism iTunes U Course Materials

The Class included the development of modest links with US and Malysian Universities, Academics and Professionals in the field of Creative Activism


Living in Digital World class schedule

Living in Digital World class detailed task briefs

Living in Digital World archives of student generated project content 

Living in Digital World research outcomes of staff and student collaboration 


work with Open photography Classes is a JISC case study

HOD Shaun Hides JW was featured in a JISC Radio Interview

DeFT Project outputs

DeFT project blog - http://deftoer3.wordpress.com/

Project Twitter account (@deftoer3) - https://twitter.com/#!DeFTOER3project
Project Slideshare account - www.slideshare.net/deftoer3

Second Life - http//bit.ly/DeFT-SL

The project has a presence on Second Life, maintained by the University of Sheffield project members.

  • Open  textbook -  www.digitalfutures.org The open textbook pulls together resources produced in the context of the project in the form of an interactive website where users will be able to engage with OERs released in the context of the project. The final version of the open textbook will be available on 1 November.
  • Case studies - www.deft-project.org The team worked collaboratively with teachers and PGCE tutors to produce 13 case studies (10 school-based and 3 PGCE-based) focusing on challenges of practice with digital literacies and issues related to OERs and open practices within the school sector. The case studies are available from the open textbook and have also been deposited into JorumOpen (tagged with "deftoer3"). 
  • Digital Bloom installation - http://deftoer3.wordpress.com/category/digital-bloom-2/ The "Digital Bloom" installation celebrating the work of the pupils from schools participating in the DeFT project took place in Sheffield Winter Gardens between 9-13 July as part of Sheffield Children's Festival and attracted over 400 visitors. The mini report on Digital Bloom strand of the project is available from the case studies website www.deft-project.org
  • Digital Bloom online - www.digitalbloom.org Digital Bloom online is an interactive website where school teachers, youth groups and members of general public can submit their stories which explore understandings of digital literacy. Users can also explore stories submitted by others and create their own collections. Please note that at the moment the online space has been designed with Google Chrome in mind.
  • Digital Bloom It's the Learning Futures project "meadow" - http://www.digitalbloom.org/index.html?meadow=ilfdays This meadow contains stories developed in the context of "It's the Learning Future Project" which arose from collaboration between Sheffield Hallam and The University of Sheffield in 2010 It involved the children from Campsmount High School Doncaster, Winterhill School Rotherham and Beck Primary and Callow Primary schools Sheffield Children were set a number of digital challenges and explored the notion of being a digital leader.
  • DeFT project wiki - http://bit.ly/DeFT-wiki During the lifetime of the project, the wiki was a closed, password protected working space for the project team to share ideas, offer their responses to the reflexive tasks and share early versions of the resources being developed. The wiki was opened up at the end of October and now functions as a resource reflecting the process of developing the DeFT open textbook and accompanying resources.
  • The DeFT project movie - https://vimeo.com/43191700 Animated film about the project produced in collaboration with children from Mundella Primary School.
  • Findings of PGCE student focus group - http://www.slideshare.net/DEFToer3/findings-of-pgce-student-focus-groups-12173561 Summary of findings from PGCE student focus group undertaken at Sheffield Hallam University and University of Sheffield in January 2012


FAVOR Project Outputs

www.thefavorproject.wordpress.com this blog site is maintained by the project manager but includes submissions from tutors.
www.llas.ac.uk/favor is the project website on the LLAS site.


Great Writers Inspire Project outputs

http://writersinspire.org/ Great Writers Inspire is an online repository of thousands of literature resources, freely available to the public and the education community worldwide under a Creative Commons licence.

http://writersinspire.wordpress.com/ A WordPress blog featuring posts from academic and student contributors, both observational and contextual. The blog allowed the project team to have an early online presence and offered a quick, easy-to-use interface for content capture.


  • 41 audio recordings  32 video recordings   91 essays In addition, existing OER has been exposed both from Oxford and external sources: 208 lectures from http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/ 3045 ebooks from Oxford Text Archive, Oxford Google Books Project, ebooks@Adelaide, and a small number of other internet archives. 135 OERs from external sources. All material included on Great Writers Inspire has a licence which makes it suitable for reuse in education worldwide. (Figures as at 15 October 2012.)
  • A selection of the thousands of items have been curated to provide inspirational collections of lectures, short talks, ebooks, essays and other contextual materials. Collections are grouped by Themes: Medieval; Renaissance and Restoration; Writing in the 18th Century; Victorian Poetry and Fiction; Modernism; First World War; Post/Colonial Writing; Approaches to Literature http://writersinspire.org/themes/ and by author http://writersinspire.org/writers
  • Additional resources not necessarily exposed within collections are presented in the Library for users to search, view and use. All items are licensed for re-use and licences are clearly displayed. A total of 3585 items are available in the Library. Additional materials will be automatically added to the library after the end of the project via RSS feeds of appropriately tagged material from podcasts.ox.ac.uk and the Oxford Text Archive.  http://writersinspire.org/library
  • A total of 3045 eBooks or electronic texts have been collected. For ease of use, these are displayed within the web browser and are also available for download in a variety of formats (e.g. ePub, mobi, HTML, XML, plain text or PDF depending on the source)
  • One specialist Theme, Approaches to Literature, includes mini collections which provide an easy access point to the materials for teachers.
  • To guide users through the site ‘tours’ have been produced in the ‘About’ section, similar to the ‘Approaches’ their aim is to show users a variety of pathways through the materials.
  • Mini-reports and case studies are summarised in this blog post http://blogs.oucs.ox.ac.uk/openspires/2012/09/14/great-writers-taking-stock/.



28 news (project, OER, conference) blog articles
10 OER blog articles (blogs that house bundles of resource with RSS feeds; URLs are promoted through social networks)


Opening up a future in Business

This will be in  two formats

    • Moodle Course format
    • IMS content package

The Moodle course opens out as a set of Moodle books each covering an aspect of a connected series of information and perspectives on working in SMEs. 



ORBIT Project

The ORBIT resource bank http://orbit.educ.cam.ac.uk/wiki/Home (in wiki form)  contains over 200 resources and a collection of pedagogic articles.


  • An extensive database of potential contacts and resource sources was created using Google spreadsheets. A second database tracked all resources themselves and recorded their wiki status. A third database was created to track the permissions required in order to clear copyright for some of the materials used to create ORBIT resources 
  • A group of primary and secondary school teachers, colleagues at the Faculty of Education in Cambridge as well as others in UK HEIs were engaged to produce STEM-focused lesson ideas for the ORBIT resource bank. 
  • ORBIT includes a specific links section (http://orbit.educ.cam.ac.uk/wiki/OER_teacher_education_resources) to a selection of free teacher education resources, including those which are not openly licensed resources but reflect a selection of existing familiar websites where many teachers already share.
  • The ORBIT team has created an open coursebook centred on interactive teaching ideas and organised by pedagogic or teaching approaches. All the materials are drawn directly from the online resource bank itself.  In addition, we have encouraged users to produce their own open coursebooks from the ORBIT wiki.
  • Many excellent teacher resource websites have been archived in such a way that it is almost impossible for others to gain access to them or even discover their contents.
    The ORBIT team has located a selection of such materials and either linked to them directly and/or extracted some of their contents, repurposing them as lesson ideas, making use of the Open Government Licence (OGL), for instance.
  • There was a close synergy between the ORBIT project and the DeFT project, with a number of fruitful discussions. A concrete point of engagement was the creation of a number of resources, linking the respective projects, see http://orbit.educ.cam.ac.uk/wiki/DEFT

PARIS Project

Mobile Playlists for all OER content collected and used for four of the newly created modules are available. In order to access the playlists, you must have the mobile Xerte Application installed on either a Windows machine or Android mobile device.
There are several download options:
Windows application:



  • Evaluation report – Sustainability Strand – student survey



PublishOER Project

The public presence of the PublishOER project.

website http://www.medev.ac.uk/ourwork/oer/publishoer

blog http://www.medev.ac.uk/blog/oer-phase-3-blog/


ReACTOR Project

Resources available on project website - http://reactor.fusedworks.com/


Interview Briefing Notes For Lecturers Interview Briefing Notes For Lecturers
Interview Briefing Notes for Students Lecturer Interview Questions
Lecturer Interview Questions Lecturer Interview Questions
Student Interview Questions Lecturer Interview Questions
Student & Lecturer Research Results Presentation Lecturer Interview Questions
Resource Concepts Lecturer Interview Questions
Resource Concept Summary

Lecturer Interview Questions



SESAME Project

All blog posts are available at: http://tallblog.conted.ox.ac.uk/index.php/category/oerSesame/ and all tweets used both the project hashtag #oersesame and the strand hashtag #ukoer.


The Sesame project has generated a collection of over 1,500 resources, available at: http://open.conted.ox.ac.uk/. Of these, about 800 are openly licensed content, with over 270 resources created by tutors teaching on our weekly classes and over 500 links to existing OER chosen by our tutors. In addition, the discovery point contains further links to over 750 resources that, whilst not openly licensed, have been identified as being of use to our students and to other tutors and learners. To aid use in different contexts resources can be viewed and searched for by course, subject and keywords.


Briefing Note on Open Education Resources and Creative Commons Licensing (Draft) (see Appendix 5)









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