One Year On: The Journey of “Open Research”

One Year On: The Journey of “Open Research”

The following blog post was originally published on School of Open’s blog on 4 November 2014. It’s now been a couple of weeks since we formally ended our four-week Open Research course on P2PU … And what a month it was! We had 139 people sign up to the course, which looked at the theory and practice of…

MozFest14

MozFest14

Last weekend saw over 1600 people get together at this year’s Mozilla Festival. I made my way down to Ravensbourne College on Saturday and have put together a quick Storifty to capture some of the amazing collaborations, sessions and people that participated. You can check it out here. [gallery link="none" type="rectangular" ids="644,645,646,647,648,649"]

Opening Educational Practices in Scotland (OEPS) Launch

Opening Educational Practices in Scotland (OEPS) Launch

Yesterday I was in Edinburgh, Scotland for the Opening Educational Practices in Scotland (OEPS) project kick-off meeting and to run a “highly interactive session” to capture experiences and thoughts on OER and OEP in Scotland. Martin was also there, speaking on his forthcoming book (to quote, an “ideal stocking filler”) The Battle for Open. I’ve…

Super September: Monthly Review

Super September: Monthly Review

It’s been a super September at the OER Research Hub: here’s an overview of what we’ve been up to over the past month: Open Research Course  We had 139 people sign-up for our School of Open course Open Research! This four-week community reviewed course explores the nature and practice of open research and takes a closer look…

Writing for Change: Pre-Course Survey

Writing for Change: Pre-Course Survey

Picture Credit: Nomadic Lass on Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0 This post was originally published on Peer 2 Peer University’s blog on 29 September 2014.  Are you participating in Peer to Peer University’s (P2PU) Writing for Change course? Did you recently complete a pre-course survey? Curious as to what the survey was about or what the findings were?…

OER Research Hub: August Review

OER Research Hub: August Review

As September beckons, here’s a quick round-up of what’s been happening at the Hub over the past month: Join us to explore Open Research As you might be aware, we’ve been working on our School of Open Open Research course over the past few months … August saw the launch of our four-week exploration into of the…

Interested in Open Research? Sign-up for our School of Open course!

Interested in Open Research? Sign-up for our School of Open course!

It’s been in the pipeline for a while now, but we’re super excited to announce that our four-week School of Open Open Research course opened for sign-up yesterday! You can sign-up to participate in our four-week course until Friday 12 September 2014 with the course starting on Monday 15 September. So what’s in store for participants?…

OER Research Hub: July Round-Up

OER Research Hub: July Round-Up

What’s been happening at the Hub in July? It’s time for our monthly news round-up! Open Textbook Bonanza July kicked off with the release of a range of our research on open textbooks during the aptly named Open Textbook Research week. With contributors from all of our fantastic open textbook collaborators, this was a great chance to…

Listen to Barbara Illowsky on the Journey of Collaborative Statistics! (Part Two)

Listen to Barbara Illowsky on the Journey of Collaborative Statistics! (Part Two)

This is the second part of an interview with Barbara Illowsky, OCWC Educator ACE Award winner, Professor of Math and Statistics at De Anza College and co-author of the OpenStax College open textbook Introductory Statistics (previously Collaborative Statistics). Read the first part of this interview to find out more about Barbara, De Anza College, the impact of high textbook costs, student savings, how…