Monday, 9 March 2015

Open Education Resources Week:

Open Education Week 2015 ( starts today. There are a number of free events to develop awareness around the opportunities of open education ( The ALT Open Education Special Interest Group is arranging two free webinars.

Tuesday 10 March at 13.00: A Preview of OER15: Mainstreaming Open Education

This session will provide a preview of the OER15 Conference, due to take place in Cardiff on 14-15 April 2015. Two members of the planning committee will offer their personal perspectives on the key issues being raised in this year's conference. Further details and access instructions at:

Thursday 12 March at 13.00: Living and learning in the open: Supporting and developing open courses

In this session we talk to Martin Hawksey, Chief Innovation, Community and Technology Officer at the Association for Learning Technology (ALT), about the development of the Open Course in Technology Enhanced Learning (ocTEL). As part of this we explore how ALT Members supported the design, development and running of the course as well as the technical challenges of facilitating a distributed learning experience and in particularly helping learners make connections to knowledge and people in an open learning space. Further details and access instructions at:

If you'd like to discuss how you could use open educational resources in your teaching and learning at UCS, please contact the Elevate Team (

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