Public Group Active 6 years, 11 months ago
In my time in the HEA (2001-15) and JISC (2010-14) I had the opportunity to oversee many projects and work with a wide range of appraoches that promoted an Open Education. This culminated in two one day focus group meetings drawn from the network of Open Education practitioners around the UK in July and August 2015. We discussed the barriers and opportunities for OER/P having the benefit of MOOCs and JORUM ‘retirement’ to consider what it means for all the various roles of staff and students.
Over 100 pages of conversation were captured from a discussion involving leading practitioners and researchers as part of a Higher Education funded research projects. This explored policies and practices from around the UK with many roles of staff from Higher Education who would not usually have the opportunity to work together. This lightening presentation uses Social Science research methods to explore conversation outputs and illustrate the key themes that the community believes should be addressed, and how they might be more productive in an environment significantly constrained by funding for the foreseeable future.