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1 Integrating ‘open’ throughout the University, the Open Nottingham story

2 Outline About Nottingham What is Open Nottingham? Impact Case Studies Tools and Support Next steps

3 Research led institution Student numbers 40,000 students (postgrad and undergrad) 6,000 international (130 countries) Six campuses (inc. China and Malaysia) Learning Technology Support Learning Engagement Team VLEs E-assessment Learning Innovation Team Video production E-learning development (Xerte) Open Learning About Nottingham

4 U-Now – OCW/OER –Launched U-Now in 2007 –Member of OCWC 2008 –HEA/JISC funded through BERLiN project 2009/10 Open Nottingham 2010 –Open source tools –Open learning publication –OER discovery & reuse –PARiS/Rapid innovation Timeline

5 University Strategic Driver Social Responsibility: “Expand our U-NOW open courseware initiative, which provides an opportunity for sharing knowledge widely to increase learning opportunities for those who, for whatever reason, are unable to undertake formal qualifications” (pg 46)

6 Why are we Open?  Social responsibility  Excellence in education  Promotional opportunities  Internationalisation  Cost efficiencies

7 What support does it have? Senior Support, Vice-Chancellor, Pro-Vice Chancellors, Director of Teaching and Learning Opt-in, schools can pilot or provide as much content as comfortable All Academic boards Over 1500 credits have been offered this year

8 Knowledge Without Borders

9 Impact on staff 70% of schools engaged 500% increase in content submission Graduate Entry Nursing (95%) 3600 credits by % of schools engaged 500% increase in content submission Graduate Entry Nursing (95%) 3600 credits by 2015

10 School of Politics and International Relations School wide engagement –Over months –Embraced new technology –Transformational change Over 600 credits committed Impact on staff

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12 Digital literacy course To inform & promote re-use of OER Encourage re-use and publication Optional module on PGCHE New staff engagement

13 Dr Richard Field (School of Geography – Nottingham) Handout for SPSS 200 students Had limited time to put it together Open Nottingham team advised – try OER Practical Re-use Impact on staff

14 Context: Preference: Accessibility: Saved time: Student handout: Changed some of the instructions Changed some of the English Changed font From 1 day (without screen shoots) to 30 minutes To provide support on the use of spss What was changed?

15 Was it useful? Surveyed 51 students who were given the handout: Quality/Usefulness OER specific – briefed on OER but not validated

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21 Practical reuse (anyone can do this) Reuse to be found in the everyday? OERs can save time without compromising quality and students are using them Economies of scale (also seen in PARiS) Understanding how students use web based educational resources will help inform OER Key findings

22 Impact on students OER supporting learners Input in all areas: use, systems and resources Students’ Union Support OER supporting learners Input in all areas: use, systems and resources Students’ Union Support

23 Impact on students

24 Knowledge Without Borders Giovanna Comerio and Dr Philippe Delcloque Division of International Communications, Ningbo Listening activities for beginners in French International UNNC

25 Student Use Students given links to U-Now to access materials “good results not only for the listening but also for the culture knowledge and the enhancement of students autonomy.”

26 Student Use “….interested in using U-Now resources…because it was like a safe “sandbox”, before starting browsing and evaluating academic resources in the Web.”

27 Student Use “…interested in the concept of “open” learning sources as learning opportunity for everybody.”

28 Level 2 designing for level 1: “they were pleased to collaborate….creation of free learning resources, as taking a responsible role in the community/society” Student Use

29 “….personal satisfaction in becoming an “author” in French for something official”.

30 Knowledge without borders “they are now using some of the (unow.nottingham.ac.uk) resources created by other lecturers and they are understanding that we are one university for true!”unow.nottingham.ac.uk

31 Mainstream Systems OER

32 Global Impact

33 OER Africa feedback on U-Now –Address multiple audiences at the same time –Display Intended level of use and target audience Brief description Licence File size Technical information and publisher Downloading instructions –Different approaches to navigation (browse, filter, search) –Encourage editing and repurpose UKOER~OER Africa / UNESCO partnerships –Explored OER ‘Shopping list’ to support African HEIs International partnerships

34 Ear Foundation Hearing and Communicating in a Technological Era Deliver training and support for parents, teachers and care providers of children with cochlear implants -80,000 deaf students with cochlear implants worldwide -3,500 f2f delegates every year -demand inevitably outstrips supply!

35 Global Impact Largest collection of web based educational materials in the world

36 In the staff survey the main barriers were: 1.Time constraints (65%) 2.Fear over copyright infringement (58%) 3.Ownership and legal barriers (43%) In the staff survey the main barriers were: 1.Time constraints (65%) 2.Fear over copyright infringement (58%) 3.Ownership and legal barriers (43%)

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38 Feedback “In one fell swoop it: gets round the issues of copyright liability by only searching appropriate content provides embedded attribution, thus making transparent copyright- cleanliness provides auto-resize for reuse in PPT/Xerte/Word etc discretely offers alternative media (very useful in terms of accessibility and reasonable adjustment awareness) since it searches on the media you didn’t request and displays the hits in the tabs” Alistair McNaught, JISC TechDis Feedback

39 Next Steps  PARiS  More Staff/Student Engagement  Mobile Xerte  Flickr  Embed OER in school web pages


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