Thursday, 14 July 2011
Wednesday, 29 June 2011
Jorum is moving forward with a focus on Open Educational Resources (OERs). From the 1st of August 2011, Jorum, JISC's national learning and teaching repository service, will be providing access to content available under Creative Commons (CC) licences only. We plan for content, which had either been made previously available under an Institutional licence (which expires 31 July 2011), or an Education UK licence, which restricts access only to those in the UK, to become available, in time, under CC licences following a process of re-licensing. Jorum has supported different licensing regimes over time, in response to different approaches to sharing, and as IPR awareness and the willingness to share have evolved, Jorum again has adapted . We have now chosen to simplify Jorum to help make its offering to the educational community clearer and to respond to the need to operate in a leaner financial climate. Focusing on open educational content indicates the start of Jorum's future vision. In the coming months, we will be building on this simplified approach to improve the user experience of Jorum, above all in continuing to build and develop the service as a trusted place where the UK OER community can share their resources, as well as find other openly-licensed content. If you do have requirements for us to host content under a more restrictive licence, we would be pleased to hear from you so that we can consider these possibilities as we take Jorum forward. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Monday, 27 June 2011
Wednesday, 22 June 2011
The Jorum Learning & Teaching Competition will again run in conjunction with this year’s HUALT-C conferenceUH in
If you create learning and teaching resources, either individually or as a team, you are eligible to enter.
The criteria on which the resources will be judged, and details of how to enter, are listed below. Ideally, your OER should correspond in some way to the theme of this year’s conference, “Thriving in a Colder and More Challenging Climate”.
The closing date for entries is Friday 22 July 2011.
The criteria against which resources will be judged include:
Appropriateness: What is the teaching/learning problem that your resource has been designed to solve and how does it achieve its objectives?
Engagement/Innovation: What makes your resource something that other teachers/students want to use? Does it offer something that other media can’t?
Effectiveness: Is your resource an effective way for teachers/students to learn? Each submission should demonstrate how it could be embedded in teaching and learning, and how it could add value to any teaching environment.
Reusability and portability: Digital learning objects are particularly valuable when they are reusable and reconfigurable. Many different aspects may be reusable including, structure, content or pedagogical approach. In addition, how is the object described (metadata) and how is it put together (packaged)?
Note that the criteria are all about education and not about technology. Sometimes the most appropriate, engaging and effective learning and teaching resources are technologically simple; however, sometimes technology allows approaches to teaching and learning that were previously unimagined.
HOW TO ENTER
- All entries are to be submitted into Jorum by going to http://www.jorum.ac.uk; registration is required to submit materials to Jorum.
All entries to be created under a HUCreative Commons Licence.U
- All entries must be tagged with the keyword: Jorumcomp11 and have appropriate metadata included.
- If you currently have resources already deposited into Jorum that you would like to submit as an entry, you must add the competition tag: Jorumcomp11.
- A Uuseful short videoU is available to show you how to edit the existing metadata.
- If you require help depositing your resources into Jorum, we have a step-by-step HUvidcastUH available, which demonstrates all you need to know. Alternatively, contact email@example.com.
- All entries should be submitted in a way that allows them to be portable and usable independently of their original development environment. N
- No individual may be named as the creator on more than three submitted resources
- Judges will rank their top ten resources, which will then feature on the Jorum Facebook page to allow for additional public voting via the “like” tag. A combination of the judges’ choices and votes from the public will determine the six final winners, based on a weighted scoring system. Further details on how to vote will be released later.
- The final six winning resources will be asked to present their resources at a special Jorum session at ALT-C (date and time to be confirmed).
There will be three prizes and three commended awards available. Each winner will also receive a certificate.
The six winners will be notified by 29 August 2011. The top three prizes will be awarded at the ALT-C 2011 Conference Dinner on 7 September 2011. The three commended awards will receive their prizes at the Jorum session at the conference.
WHAT PAST PARTICIPANTS HAVE SAID:
Click on the links below to hear what previous participants and winners have said about their projects and the Jorum Teaching and Learning Competition
An experienced adviser and qualified teacher, Sarah has been working in e-learning since 2001, providing strategic advice to senior managers and academics about its introduction and application. As the BLE Service Manager, Sarah is responsible for the implementation, maintenance and development of the Bloomsbury Learning Environment (BLE) – a shared e-learning service used by Birkbeck,
The e-Learning Strategy and Development Officer at
Peter Hartley is Professor of Education Development at
Joy E. Palmer:
The Senior Manager, Library and Archive Services at Mimas, Joy is responsible for the strategic direction of the Archives Hub and negotiating the funding and stakeholder environment. Part of her work involves developing proposals, initiating new projects, and collaborating with stakeholders across the sector – from local cultural heritage institutions to national bodies such as The National Archives, the British Library, and JISC. Joy has a diverse range of experience, with fifteen years experience teaching and research at the University level. She lived in the
Mark has worked with WebCT and other learning technologies for many years. Prior to joining MMU as a Senior Lecturer in Learning Technologies, he was Learning Technology Development Manager at
1. This competition is open to everyone within the
2. Learning and teaching resources may be submitted by individuals or teams (in which each member should be named). No individual may be named as the creator on more than three submitted resources.
3. All learning and teaching resources submitted to the competition should be deposited in Jorum, have a Creative Commons licence attached, and appropriate metadata included, aiding the judging process. We will accept links deposited into Jorum to an externally hosted resource, on the condition that they are truly reusable objects (i.e. they can be moved from its existing location) and have appropriate metadata attached when linking to the location of the resource.
4. Those who wish to enter should go to the Jorum website: http://www.jorum.ac.uk (registration is required for depositing of materials). If you have any trouble, you should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details on how to enter.
5. Entries are nominally limited in size to no more than 50Mbytes. This limit may be adjusted upwards at the discretion of the judges.
6. All entries should be in English.
7. It is expected that for the six final shortlisted entries, a member of the creating team will attend the ALT-C conference in
8. The six finalists will be notified by 29 August 2010.
9. No correspondence will be entered into, other than queries relating to submission of entries. These should be directed in the first instance to HUFrank.Manista@manchester.ac.ukUH with Jorum Learning & Teaching Competition as the subject line.
Closing date for entries: 22 July 2011
Closing date for public vote: 25 August 2011
Six finalists to be notified by: 29 August 2011
Winner and runners up announced at ALT-C: 6-8 Sept 2011