About these pages

This online area has been set up to support the ‘Embedding OER Practice’  project at the University of Lincoln.

For the latest Project news click on the Blog link on the menu bar above. click on the Blog menu to see the latest news

For latest news from individual projects,  or to be directed to their project blogs,  click on the Team blog links which display on a drop down menu when you hover over the  Blog link.

About the project:

‘Embedding OER Practice in Institutions; has been funded (£50,000) under the HEFCE/JISC/Higher Education Academy Open Educational Resources Programme: Higher Education Institutional Change (HEIC) Strand.  The ;Embedding OER Practice; project is running alongside a HEA Change Academy Programme looking at raising awareness of open educational resources (OER) and embedding their use and reuse as a whole institution approach. As well as promoting the philosophy and practice of OER, the project will involve opportunities for highlighting best practice with virtual learning environments and supporting the appropriate digital literacies for staff and students.

The project is being coordinated by Sue Watling in CERD and six teams have been set up to develop and support the use of OER in generic areas across the student experience.

  • Team One: Supporting Transition with OER with regard to access to library resources prior to enrolment (led by Andy Hagyard in CERD)
  • Team Two: Using OER to introduce and support the processes of reflective thinking and writing in a Semester A Year One of a Health and Social Care module. (led by Julie Burton from Health and Social Care),
  • Team Three: Exploring the use of OER for embedding ‘employability’ in the undergraduate curriculum. (led by Jill Jameson in Social Policy)
  • Team Four: How OER can support the construction of e-portfolios for students and practice educators or mentors on undergraduate and postgraduate work-based learning awards (led by Karin Crawford and Trevor Simpson from Social Work and Nursing)
  • Team Five: Exploring and embedding the use of OERs on PGCert/HE…and beyond.will develop an online postgraduate module ‘Teaching and Learning in a Digital Age’ (led by Aileen Morris in CERD)
  • Team Six: Behind the Scenes will offer technical support for the using and reusing of OER and making recommendations for policy and practice with OER repositories (led by Julian Beckton and Joss Winn in CERD)

More details about the teams and their project can be found under the heading Six OER Projects. Click on the Six Projects link for details about the team projects

For further information about the project or to get in touch with feedback or comments on any information found here please email  Sue Watling at swatling@lincoln.ac.uk

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