Embedding Open Educational Resources institutionally

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David Lewis,Neil Morris,Rebecca Dearden,Wyn Morgan

All staff involved student education

Thursday, January 24, 2013, 10:00 to 15:30

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Overall aim of course

This workshop will share the findings of a 12 month HEA/JISC funded
project at the University of Leeds to embed Open Educational Resources
(OER) into institutional practice.

Intended outcomes + benefits from attending

1. To showcase the findings of the University of Leeds OER project,
which are based around OER workshops, OER case studies from
practitioners, an institutional OER policy and guidance on use, re-use
and publication of OERs.
2. To share best practice around the creation and/or embedding of
OERs within curricula and the development of institutional policies,
procedures and guidance with colleagues from other HEIs.
3. To discuss strategies to encourage the creation, sharing and use
and/or use of OERs and their embedding within the curriculum.

Indicative content

The purpose of the workshop is to share our experiences with colleagues
from across the sector so that good practice can be adopted by other
Institutions seeking to develop similar policies and practice. The
workshop will showcase the overall outcomes of the project and will
allow attendees to explore and discuss the project during two focussed
discussion sessions.

The workshop will focus on the following main aspects of the project:
(1) Impact of running discipline specific interactive OER workshops
across the institution; (2) Process, challenges and outcome of
developing an institutional OER policy; (3) Case studies of the
experiences of new and expert OER creators and users from a variety of

Learning and teaching methods

The introduction consists of presentations and opportunity for
discussion of the material covered


Dr Neil Morris
(http://www.fbs.leeds.ac.uk/staff/profile.php?tag=Morris_NP) is a senior
lecturer in neuroscience at the University of Leeds. A National
Teaching Fellow, his research interests are in Technology Enhanced
Learning. He was the Society of Biology HE bioscience teacher of the
year in 2012. Neil is Editor-in-Chief of Bioscience Horizons, a
national undergraduate research journal. Neil chairs the Blended
Learning and Learning Technology Innovation group at Leeds and has led
the HEA/JISC OER project.

Dr David Lewis
(http://www.fbs.leeds.ac.uk/staff/profile.php?tag=Lewis) is a senior
lecturer in neuroscience and ethics at the University of Leeds. A
University Teaching Fellow, his research interests are in the central
regulation of the gastrointestinal system in health and disease, and
ethics in biological sciences, public understanding of science and OER.
Dave won the British Pharmacological Society (BPS) Rang Teaching Award
in 2012 and he is a member of a number of external committees, including
the BPS and Physiological Society Education Committee. He is the chair
of the BPS in-vivo committee. Dave is the co-investigator on the
HEA/JISC OER project at Leeds.

Ms Rebecca Dearden (http://www.sddu.leeds.ac.uk/sddu-
rebecca-dearden.html) leads the programme of workshops on teaching for
postgraduate research students, research staff and other part-time
teachers. She is also a member of the course teams for the University
of Leeds Teaching Award 1 (ULTA 1) and Postgraduate Certificates in
Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. She is a module leader on
the University of Leeds Teaching Award 2 (ULTA 2). Rebecca joined the
University in August 2007 as an experienced HE teacher, staff developer,
and trainer in academic, vocational and professional legal education in
the private sector. She is a Fellow of the Staff and Educational
Development Association, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has
a MA in Lifelong Learning from the University of Leeds. She is
particularly involved in development of staff new to teaching and the
promotion and support of University wide e-learning and e-teaching

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