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15 Reusable Technology Solutions for OER

open educational resources15 reusable technology solutions for OER from JISC Digital Infrastructure Team is a summary for  the completion of the OER Rapid Innovation Strand.

This is an introduction to the reusable technology solutions developed by the rapid innovation projects of the UK OER Programme during 2012. Bidders were asked to address problems identified through the Programme, and 15 UK university-based projects were awarded between £13,000 and £25,000 each over 6 months. They have developed a range of solutions to enhance the digital infrastructure to support open content in an educational context. Projects worked in an open innovation way, blogging as they went, working with peers and users, and the outputs are all open source, documented and reusable. Links are provided to each project output.

Slides created by JISC: Programme Manager Amber Thomas, Programme Office Alicja Shah, Technical Advisory JISC Cetis particularly Martin Hawksey. Dandelion Clock sourced through flickr and attributed on the front slide.

(also available as a PDF and downloadable file)

From the announcement:

These solutions address a range of issues that we identified in our original call for proposals, and they specifically address:

  • how to create rich machine-readable resources that contribute to the global content commons?
  • how to simply and cheaply host and display content?
  • how to enrich and manage audio-visual content in an educational context?
  • how to bring OER content closer to the everyday life of academics?
  • how to make use more visible to aid discovery and decision making?

All of the project outputs are reusable and the slidedeck includes links to key information. Final project reports will be available from the strand project pages. Please do try out the solutions provided, feed back to the projects and join the lively oer-discuss list to connect to people supporting open educational resources.


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