Author Archives: Anna Gruszczynska

The cascade must go on: Invitation to a webinar introducing “Creativity for edupunks”

This webinar will introduce “Creativity for Edupunks”, a wiki-based resource (http://creativity4edupunks.pbworks.com ) produced by Phil Johnson and Craig Hammond based at University Centre at Blackburn College in the context of the second phase of the UK Open Educational Resources programme. … Continue reading

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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 (a.gruszczynska@bham.ac.uk) to book your place. For travel directions please … Continue reading

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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 (a.gruszczynska@bham.ac.uk) to book your place. Anarchogogy in the … Continue reading

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OER project deadlines: Time to reflect and time to evaluate

Ah, the smell of deadlines in the morning – suddenly the first thing you notice after logging into the project wiki is a pile-up of deadlines in different shades of red… Still, deadlines can be quite motivating and so within … Continue reading

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A Tweet a day makes the project go a long way

Yesterday was quite an exciting day in the life of the cascade project. Given that we are such a distributed team, it is a rare occasion that we actually have a chance to see each other in person. Such meetings … Continue reading

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Good things happen when people talk about OERs

Inspired by recent conversations we had about the technical aspects of the cascade project with John Robertson from CETIS, the cascade team for a one-off development workshop on the 6th May to discuss with our partners any technical issues and … Continue reading

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We’ve got the power? Casting a critical social sciences perspective on OERs

We have recently participated in the Elluminate session “OERs Across Sectors” on April 12th 2011, led by Lou McGill from the UKOER Evaluation and Synthesis project (the recording of the session can be accessed here). The three speakers (that includes … Continue reading

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Have spare time, will create OERs

What can you accomplish within 33 hours? You could certainly try and go beyond the minutiae of just getting on with your week and perhaps have a go at breaking some records, as did recently a bunch of couples in … Continue reading

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Parlez-vous OER? Open Educational Resources in multilingual contexts

As mentioned earlier in a series of posts on project progress, our cascade partners are busy creating/repurposing their OERs, with the process bringing up quite interesting issues related to our partners’ specific institutional contexts. For instance, one of issues which … Continue reading

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Cascade update part 3: Developing the framework

This post is third in a series of updates on recent project progress for our academic partners, following a recent project meeting on 20 January. During that meeting, we have identified a priority areas for our work in the second half of … Continue reading

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