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1 School of Physical and Geographical Sciences Reflections on Keeles Contribution to the C-Change in GEES Project

2 Stephen Whitfield, Keele University Project Co-ordinator – Dr Zoe Robinson Contributors – Dr Richard Waller Dr Katie Szkornik Dr Ralf Gertisser Dr Stefan Krause Dr Deirdre McKay Dr Jamie Pringle Project Support Officer – Stephen Whitfield

3 Stephen Whitfield, Keele University Introduction Keele University has released 90 credits worth of teaching materials (lecture slides, reading lists and activity sheets) as open educational resources. Seven academics (across Physical and Human Geography, Environmental Science and Sustainability and Geology), contributed materials on the subject of climate change and environmental sustainability, across a multitude of topic areas, disciplines and undergraduate levels. In this presentation: Outline of the process of producing these OERs Reflection on the challenges faced Useful information for others developing OERs

4 Stephen Whitfield, Keele University REQUEST PERMISSION USABILITY PUBLISH REVIEWING RESOURCES REPURPOSING RESOURCES PROJECT PLANNING DONATION OF TEACHING RESOURCES IDENTIFY COPYRIGHT MATERIAL AND COPYRIGHT HOLDERS QUALITY CHECK Work Flow Chart:

5 Stephen Whitfield, Keele University REQUEST PERMISSION USABILITY PUBLISH REVIEWING RESOURCES REPURPOSING RESOURCES PROJECT PLANNING DONATION OF TEACHING RESOURCES IDENTIFY COPYRIGHT MATERIAL AND COPYRIGHT HOLDERS QUALITY CHECK Initial Stages:

6 Stephen Whitfield, Keele University Material was chosen so as to represent a broad spectrum of topics and a range of undergraduate levels, with little direct overlap in content, while covering the multi-disciplinary nature of the GEES subjects taught within the School. A full-time Project Support Officer was hired Intermediate deadlines set for finishing work flow stages Keeles initial project outline involved 6 contributors and a target of 60 credits worth of material – through the duration of the project this has grown to 7 contributors and 90 credits Initial Stages

7 Stephen Whitfield, Keele University No reference for the graph No explanation of what the graph shows Low resolution image

8 Stephen Whitfield, Keele University REQUEST PERMISSION USABILITY PUBLISH REVIEWING RESOURCES REPURPOSING RESOURCES PROJECT PLANNING DONATION OF TEACHING RESOURCES IDENTIFY COPYRIGHT MATERIAL AND COPYRIGHT HOLDERS QUALITY CHECK Re-Purposing:

9 Stephen Whitfield, Keele University Published in a textbook:Author: Schminke, H.U. Publisher: Springer-Verlag Contains data from 2 publications:9 Authors: Zielinski GA, Mayewski PA, Meeker LD, Whitlow S, Twickler MS, Morrison M, Meese DA, Gow AJ, Alley RB 2 Publishers: Elsevier, AAAS 13 copyright claimants Re-Purposing Material: An Example

10 Stephen Whitfield, Keele University Average number of copyright claimants per image/figure: 6 Total number of images/figures per resource: 22 Total number of resources: 46 Copyright Claimants 6,000 Full copyright clearance for these resources is an endless and unrealistic task Especially as non-response rate from publishers ~ 20% and from authors ~ 40% So how did we move beyond this stage? Re-Purposing Material: Some Figures

11 Stephen Whitfield, Keele University 1) Targeted Requests and Risk Management Request permission from publisher of figure Request permission from lead author if it is required by publisher Consider publishing under a separate licence May be considered low risk if: If a primary copyright holder grants permission (i.e. recent publisher or lead author) Published more than 15 years ago Contains little/no empirical information Is significantly modified

12 Stephen Whitfield, Keele University 2) Replace with Copyright Cleared Images The easiest and quickest way is to replace figures with ones that already have copyright clearance (i.e. those published under a CC licence) Within Keeles resources… Source of Open Access MaterialNo. of resources used Flickr.com173 NASA32 NOAA26 American Geophysical Union6 USGS15 Other US Public Funded Bodies14 US funded research produces data, images and graphs that are released into the public domain

13 Stephen Whitfield, Keele University REQUEST PERMISSION USABILITY PUBLISH REVIEWING RESOURCES REPURPOSING RESOURCES PROJECT PLANNING DONATION OF TEACHING RESOURCES IDENTIFY COPYRIGHT MATERIAL AND COPYRIGHT HOLDERS QUALITY CHECK Reviewing:

14 Stephen Whitfield, Keele University Peer-Review A peer-review procedure was adopted by the team working on these resources to check the quality and usability of each resource. Each resource has been thoroughly reviewed by one other member of the academic staff in the School of Physical and Geographical Sciences. A checklist was drawn up to standardise, and ensure the thoroughness of this peer-review process. The peer-review process is particularly valuable for answering the following questions: Is sufficient information provided for the resources to be understood and used by academics from outside the particular specialism? Are the structure, format and learning outcomes clear? Are sources of information clearly attributed and traceable? Are there spelling, grammar or formatting mistakes?

15 Stephen Whitfield, Keele University Attribution to the author and the university Simple, easy to read design Full citation for the graph included the sources of data used to produce it Explanation of the key point of the slide and direct link to the graph used to illustrate it

16 Stephen Whitfield, Keele University REQUEST PERMISSION USABILITY PUBLISH REVIEWING RESOURCES REPURPOSING RESOURCES PROJECT PLANNING DONATION OF TEACHING RESOURCES IDENTIFY COPYRIGHT MATERIAL AND COPYRIGHT HOLDERS QUALITY CHECK Publishing:

17 Stephen Whitfield, Keele University The Keele Repository and Web-Site

18 Stephen Whitfield, Keele University Keeles Output 7 Contributors 46 PowerPoint Presentations 38 Reading Lists 17 Activity Sheets 90 Credits-worth of teaching/learning material Thanks to: Dr Zoe Robinson, Dr Katie Szkornik, Dr Deirdre McKay, Dr Richard Waller, Dr Ralf Gertisser, Dr Stefan Krause, Dr Jamie Pringle, Dave Emley, Tim Denning, Boyd Dufee

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