Category Archives: Open Educational Resources

Join the Adapt community

We’re very pleased to announce that you can now register to join the Adapt Community, which allows you to publish your learning and teaching resources to the Adapt repository. Once you have registered you can share your resources with the … Continue reading

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Why OER Matters Video Competition Winner

This video is the winner of the Why Open Education Matters video competition, sponsored by the US Department of Education, Creative Commons, and the Open Society Foundation. It’s a cheerful and well produced animation that promotes the benefits of access … Continue reading

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OER and Pedagogy

Education consultant Jenny Mackness has posted an interesting discussion and list of ways that Open Educational Resources can drive pedagogy back into what it’s meant to be based on a talk from Dave Hill. Here are the first three items … Continue reading

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OER in Australia

In general the Open Educational Resources movement hasn’t developed in Australia (at least in the university sector) in the same way that it has in Europe or the United States, although the Adapt Project is planning to help change this, in a modest way. Continue reading

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Openness and Open Educational Resources

Image CC-BY-NC by Matthileo The JISC / HEA OER Infokit provides a good definition of Open educational Resources from OER Commons: Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that are freely available online for everyone to use, whether … Continue reading

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Finding Open Educational Resources

When we launch our repository we want it to become the best place to look for Open Educational Resources (OERs) for Adaptations learning and teaching. In the mean time, here are some useful sites that you can use to find OERs that might be relevant. Continue reading

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Moving Beyond ‘the Secret Garden’

I was reading David’s post below, struck by this particular comment: ‘Teaching materials are usually the secret garden of academic life’. For many people outside of academia, the teaching and research work academics undertake can seem to operate within an … Continue reading

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Five ways to learn about OER

This project is a learning experience for everyone involved, and I thought sharing a short list of resources about Open Educational Resources (OER) might be useful for those wanting to learn more. There are lots of excellent resources out there, and if something else jumps to mind, please share it in the comments. Continue reading

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A few thoughts

Well this is a first for me as I have never done a blog before. I am also not an Adaptations scholar but an interested observer. I do have some experience in the area of cultural change in sharing of … Continue reading

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“… something brilliant to share”?

Imelda’s last post ends with the hopeful sentence, “Well our job, via this project, is to find a comfortable solution, so that later this year there is something brilliant to share.” One task of this project is to navigate a … Continue reading

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