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Sustaining OER Activity
Open Education Week

This event took place on 8th March 2012 at 10:00am (10:00 GMT)

Sustaining Open Education Practice (OEP) and the development of Open Educational Resources (OER) is an important step in ensuring that informal and formal learning is able to flourish in a changing landscape of higher education provision everywhere. 

Understanding what drives people to engage in OER will enable you to engage in strategic discussions at a number of different levels within your institution.  This workshop will consider how OER and OEP are impacting on Higher Education, why this is beneficial to learners, lecturers and institutions and what can be done to build on the movement.

Further information abut this event is available on this web page

10:15 – 10:30 Welcome and introduction

Brief overview of the current context and prospects for the future

10:30 – 11:00 Sustaining MEDEV’s OER Work (Megan Quentin-Baxter) Key aspects considered and impacting on MEDEV’s OER work

11:00 – 11:30 LeedsMet’s Unicycle Project (Simon Thomson) Key aspects considered and impacting on the Unicycle Project

11:30 – 12:00 Strategic Content Alliance (Sarah Fahmy) Aims, objectives, benefits and the impact that it’s had on the OER community

12:30 – 13:00 Q & A Session. Presenters answer questions on sustainability, institutional policy wrt sustainability, etc

14:00 – 15:30 Group discussion/practical where participants work on resolving key questions regarding sustaining OER in their own institutions – online forum / google docs so that external participants can join in.

15:30 – 16:00 Feedback plus tea and coffee

16:00 Close

Replays available below:

10:30 - 12:00 Morning presentations
12:00 - 15:30 Questions and Answers, Discussion

The webcast was open to 200 users