Strictly come cascading…at Teesside University, 16 September 2011

The event is part of our efforts to realise the principles of the cascade framework in practice. Participation is free with lunch and refreshments provided, however you will need to contact Anna Gruszczynska ( to book your place. For travel directions please see Teesside University website.

Cascading Open Educational Resources – a dissemination and networking event at Teesside University, 16th September 2011, 11:00-16:00 (Clarendon Building)

The aim of the event is to disseminate early results of the cascade project, with an emphasis on issues involved in OER creation and re-use. The event will also be a networking opportunity, allowing the participants to learn more about initiatives currently being undertaken within the JISC/HEA funded UK Open Educational Resources Programme as well as the SCORE [Support Centre for Open Resources in Education] project funded by Open University.

The provisional programme is as follows (subject to change)

11:00-12:15 Presentations by the C-SAP cascade team Anna Gruszczynska (C-SAP)Introduction and overview of the cascade projectMichael Teague(Teesside University):  OER and staff perceptions

Phil Johnson (University Centre at Blackburn College): Anarchogogy in the UK?

Craig Hammond (University Centre at Blackburn College):  Creativity for Edupunks – Embedding OERs within an HE in FE context

Dafydd Trystan (Coleg Cymraeg): Welsh medium OERs

12:15-13:00 Review and Endorsement of OERs by Graduate Recruiting Employers in HumBox– presentation by SCORE fellow, Antonio Martinez-Arboleda (University of Leeds)
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-16:00 Workshop on using, finding and creating OERs

Antonio Martinez-Arboleda is Senior Teaching Fellow in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Leeds. He is currently working on a research project “Review and Endorsement of Open Educational Resources by Graduate-Recruiting Employers” as part of his SCORE fellowship.

C-SAP cascade team:

Anna Gruszczynska coordinates the cascade project on behalf of C-SAP. She is currently a SCORE fellow exploring issues related to the use of images in OERs.

Michael Teague acts as the e-learning co-ordinator for the School of Social Sciences & Law at Teesside University.

Dafyd Trystan is Development Manager for Coleg Cymraeg whose main aim is to increase, develop and broaden the range of Welsh medium study opportunities at universities in Wales.

Phil Johnson and Craig Hammond are lecturers at the School of Law, Justice and Community Studies at the University Centre at Blackburn College.

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