Category Archives: OER phase II

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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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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You’ve been prompted: OER reflections

As we have mentioned earlier on this blog, a big chunk of our project methodology is based around encouraging our partners to reflect on their experiences of engaging with Open Educational Resources. The process of reflection goes both ways – … Continue reading

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This is a public service announcement

Our cascade partners are now busy getting to grips with OERs as they are working on one of developmental tasks set by the project team, all with the intention of preparing them to start repurposing and releasing their own content … Continue reading

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The fear factor

One of the elements of the C-SAP OER pilot project we decided to take forward to the cascade project is a collaborative method of working with our partners, with an emphasis on reflection in the process of learning about OERs. … Continue reading

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Our very first project meeting!

Yesterday we finally had a chance to gather our project team in one room and start discussing OER-related issues face-to-face. It is fascinating to see the diversity of perspectives on OERs and to watch the project taking shape. As is … Continue reading

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JISC OER II start-up meeting

The recent JISC meeting on 22 September marked the start of the next round of the JISC/HEA Open Educational Resources programme – or ‘OER II’ as we refer to it. The day was very useful in many ways; introducing new … Continue reading

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Initial thoughts on the cascade support framework

In the midst of sorting out administrivia for the OERII cascade project, we are trying to wrap our heads around the concept of the cascade support framework – after all, this is one of the key tasks for the project … Continue reading

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Welcome to this blog and the Open Cascade project

This blog will support the C-SAP (Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Sociology, Anthropology and Politics) project: Cascading Social Science Open Educational Resources. The project seeks to cascade support for embedding Open Educational Resources within the social sciences curriculum, focusing on the … Continue reading

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