Strictly come cascading…at University Centre at Blackburn College, 1 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.

Anarchogogy in the UK? Free (the) resources and free (your) self: How Open Educational resources can change your life.

11:00-2:30pm, 1 September 2011, University Centre at Blackburn College (Lecture theatre)

Teas and coffees will be provided from 10:30

University Centre at Blackburn College
University Close

The aim of the event will focus on the potential of OERs for pedagogic innovation within curriculum design. The speakers will also explore the challenges of embedding OERs within an HE in FE institutional context. Confirmed speakers are as follows:

Diana Laurillard “Supporting the teacher as learner”
Diana Laurillard is Professor of Learning with Digital Technologies at the London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education, leading research projects on (i) developing a learning design support environment for teachers, and (ii) developing software interventions for learners with low numeracy and dyscalculia. Her book Rethinking University Teaching: A conversational framework for the effective use of learning technologies (2002, RoutledgeFalmer) is one of the most widely cited in the field.

Ester Ehiyazaryan OERs in research methods teaching (presentation now available on Slideshare)

Ester Ehiyazaryan is Lecturer in Professional and eLearning Development at University Centre Doncaster and a current SCORE (Open University Support Centre for Open Resources in Education) fellow. Her fellowship explores ways of enhancing practice in multi-disciplinary research methods teaching at University Centre Doncaster through the use of open educational resources.

Phil Johnson and Craig Hammond “Creativity for Edupunks”

Phil Johnson and Craig Hammond are lecturers at the School of Law, Justice and Community Studies at the University Centre at Blackburn College. They are currently academic partners on JISC [Joint Information Systems Committee]/HEA [Higher Education Academy] funded Open Educational Resources project “Cascading Social Science Open Educational Resources”.

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