The Repositories Research Team finished up recently and from the begining of August I’ve been working on a new project providing some of CETIS’ support to the JISC and HE Academy’s Open Educational Resources programme (http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/oer.aspx).
Lorna has already provided a great concluding review of the RRT project over on her blog, so I won’t attempt to repeat ground she’s covered. It was a great project to have worked on and, I think, a successful experiment in exploring a model of providing programme-level support. I’m very grateful to the different colleagues I got to work with within CETIS, UKOLN, and JISC for making my years on the project enjoyable and challenging (in a good way).
From the begining of this month I’ve been working on the CETIS support project for the UKOER programme. The project will provide a mixture of project and programme support. Along with other CETIS colleagues, I’ll be developing guides reviewing relevant standards for syndication, packaging, and metadata as they relate to OERs; we’ll also look at relevant tools and the experince of earlier projects. Alongside the projects, in this pilot programme, we’ll be figuring out best practice for Open Educational Resources in these areas and others.
We’ve begun this process by runing one of the programmes monthly training/ discussion events on Elluminate. Phil’s posted the slides from the session we ran: http://www.slideshare.net/philb/metadata-and-content-aggregation-for-ukoer.