Open Nottingham Seminar
The University of Nottingham hosted this international event to examine Open Educational Resources (OER) and the influence they are having on teaching and learning.
It took place on Thursday 7th April 2011.
The event was funded by the pilot phase of the JISC/HEA UK OER Programme.
Steve Midgley (Deputy Director, Office of Education Technology, United States Department of Education)
Steve is a key member of the Learning Registry which “makes federal learning resources easier to find, easier to access and easier to integrate into learning environments wherever they are stored — around the country and the world. This will enable teachers, students, parents, schools, governments, corporations and non-profits to build and access better, more interconnected and personalised learning solutions needed for a 21st-century education.” (learningregistry.org)
Nathan Yergler (Chief Technology Officer, Creative Commons)
“The idea of universal access to teaching and learning resources is made possible by the Internet, but our legal and social systems don’t always allow that idea to be realised. Copyright was created long before the emergence of the Internet, and can make it hard to legally perform actions we take for granted. To achieve the vision of universal access, someone needed to provide a free, public, and standardised infrastructure that creates a balance between the reality of the Internet and the reality of copyright laws. That someone is Creative Commons.” (creativecommons.org).
Since joining Creative Commons in 2004 Nathan has been instrumental in supporting growth in the use and re-use of Open Educational Resources (OER) by educators and informal learners around the world.
Wyn Morgan (Director of Teaching and Learning – University of Nottingham)
In implementing the Open Nottingham programme, the University of Nottingham has strategically embraced an agenda of open access to teaching.
Wayne Mackintosh (OER Foundation and Founder of WIKieducator)
Wayne will talk about the plans for the OER University. More information about the initiative is available in the Times Higher article: ‘OER university’ to cut cost of degree.
To reserve a place, please complete the booking formand return it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
(Chief Technology Officer for ISKME / OER Commons)
The world of education is trying to learn lessons about sharing from the world of open source. As it turns out, some of these lessons are more easily transferable than others.