A website on Open Educational Resources (OER) has gone online, aimed at anyone, within and outwith the university, interested in OER, and in particular healthcare OER. It's aimed primarily at those colleagues new to the field, although we hope that colleagues already involved in producing and using OER will learn something from the resource.
The applied emphasis is upon OER in tertiary healthcare education, where possible, and upon learning and teaching resources with pedagogical content, including:
You can access the site from the link below:
If you would like to be a contributor to the site, please contact the site administrator, Fred Riley. Because it's implemented in the University's official wiki, Workspace (aka Confluence), only registered UoN users can be given permission to contribute.
OER is a rapidly growing and maturing field, and is very much 'flavour of the year' in UK Higher Education. The University is certainly strongly committed to OER, from the Vice-Chancellor down (see his YouTube video on the topic), and it features as an integral part of its recent 5-year strategic plan (PDF). The University of Nottingham's OER site is U-Now, from where anyone can download free course materials as part of the Open Nottingham strategy.
The article was viewable from Wednesday, 27th April 2011.