Yesterday was an exciting day for the OTTER team as we held our first official dissemination event.
The audience from Leicester were accompanied by attendees from JISC and Jorum, and all listened to us give an introduction to the types of OERs we were aiming to produce, the technical considerations we had to take into account, a rousing run through of OER FAQs (thank you, Sahm), as well as an update on the copyright and IPR issues we have encountered/tackled to date.
PowerPoint slides from the presentations can be viewed here.
We were also honoured to have Tina Wilson from the Open University as our guest speaker. It was great to hear from someone at the institution who introduced the UK to OERs on a grand scale via OpenLearn. She talked about a range of projects run by the OU, ending with their most recent – SCORE – which aims to provide support for other UK OER projects.
Integrated into the programme were two question-and-answer sessions, and the audience had clearly been listening as they came up with some tough questions for us all.
The feedback received so far has been good, and we hope to be able to deliver an update at our next dissemination event (date tbc – watch this space!).