Gaining more local support for OERs

Reading Exeter’s blog from yesterday reminded me that word of our OER initiative here at Leicester is spreading around campus, slowly but surely.

Ale and I attended the new distance learning forum on Tuesday and fielded questions – during the coffee break – from several academics from the Department of Media and Communications who had heard about OTTER. They were keen to explore the possibilities of producing materials for our team to OTTERise.

We are also in the process of setting up our first internal event to promote both OERs and the project, and hopefully gather more academic supporters.

We are on track to have a greater number of materials to turn into OERs than originally listed in the project bid. We’re confident this will increase further once a number of final OERs have been produced and returned to departments.

I’d be interested to know what sort of opposition to or support for OERs the other projects are facing, especially new ones like ours.



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