Thursday, 3 December 2009

New content for the Jorum website & Jorum Community Bay*

The Jorum website has seen significant additional features added over the past few months.

An interactive map now features on the home page, which highlights institutions subscribed to the current Jorum service (JorumUK). A click of a button will allow you to view the information either on the map, or as a list of institutions.

Comments received from the recent Jorum steering group, were extremely positive, further enhancements to the map are currently being worked on to show further detailed data.

The home page has also seen an injection of new material featuring the winners of the Jorum Learning & Teaching Competition.

Alongside this, the Jorum Community Bay now features a new area - Film, Images & Sound. This latest addition will host all media related items from the Jorum team and community. The videos and podcasts from the Jorum session, held at the ALT-C 2009 conference are featured, highlighting the great work of the six finalists. There are also a number of podcasts filmed on the day to discuss the resources that are available open access and the reasons for sharing with Jorum:

"It takes time and money to produce the resources - it would be a shame not to share them more widely" Colin Paton, Senior E-learning Project Manager (SCIE).

"Jorum, being the UK’s national digital repository for academic learning resources for FE & HE, means that submission to Jorum would probably be one of the best ways in increasing awareness and making our resources available for other people to use. This gains exposure for us and the university, and opens doors for possible collaboration with other universities"
Mark Dransfield, e-Learning Adviser (York St John University).

"People go to Jorum to look for good quality resources" Carol Elston, e-Learning Adviser (LearnHigher).

You can also find videos recorded at the Jorum session, discussing each winning resource, along with a Jorum overview video outlining Jorum’s plans for 2010.

The podcasts have now also been added to YouTube - simply search for ‘Jorum’.

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