Posted in June 2014

OpenStax College Educator Survey Results (The Return!)

OpenStax College Educator Survey Results (The Return!)

As some of you might remember, I keenly blogged some of the provisional OpenStax College (OSC) Educator survey results whilst I was in Houston for CNX2014 in April. Since then, there’s been some very minor changes made to these results and so I’m pleased to be able to correct these in a revised version of…

Siyavula Educator Survey Results: Sample (Part I)

Siyavula Educator Survey Results: Sample (Part I)

This is the first of four co-authored blog posts (written by Beck Pitt and Megan Beckett) examining the preliminary Siyavula educator survey results. If you attended the open textbook webinar on 28 May 2014 (watch it here!), you’ll be aware of how both Megan and Daniel’s perspectives and contextualising of the survey results for Siyavula and OpenStax College,…

What’s Happening During Open Textbook Research Week?

If you follow us on Twitter (and if not, check out @OER_Hub), or if you read my earlier post, then you’ll know that tomorrow sees the start of our Open Textbook research week! First, a big thanks is due to everyone I’ve been working with over the past few weeks; in particular special shouts outs to Megan Beckett (Siyavula),…

Diverse Lineages of Existentialism

Diverse Lineages of Existentialism

Last week (19-21 June 2014) I was lucky enough to head stateside for the Diverse Lineages of Existentialism (DLE) conference in St Louis, Missouri. The conference took place at the Hyatt Regency at the Arch, in downtown St Louis and near to the Old Courthouse where the Dred Scott trial took place.  Two years in the … Continue reading

Missed OCWC14? Videos of Presentations Available Now!

Missed OCWC14? Videos of Presentations Available Now!

Did you miss OCWC14 (“Open Education for a Multicultural World”) in Ljubljana, Slovenia at the end of May? Were you at the conference but missed a session? Well, fear not … videos of the presentations have been made available online! You can browse available sessions here. As you may be aware, a number of the OER…

Open Research Course Update

Open Research Course Update

Way back in March you may recall seeing a post on the School of Open (SOO) course we were planning on open research… Well, whilst we did go a bit quiet, behind the scenes the cogs were turning, plans were being made and (drum roll, please!) we are now pleased to announce that our first…

Coming Soon… Open Textbook Research Week

Coming Soon… Open Textbook Research Week

Some of you may have participated in the recent open textbook webinar (The Impact of Open Textbooks in the USA and South Africa: When? Why? How?) where I co-presented some of the findings of our recent educator surveys with open fellow Megan Beckett (Siyavula) and linked fellow Daniel Williamson (OpenStax College, OSC). The webinar was a great opportunity and Megan…

Media Update: Here, There … Everywhere!

Media Update: Here, There … Everywhere!

Missed a presentation? Forgot to attend a webinar? Fear not, you can access our research in more ways than ever before… Over the past few weeks we’ve been tidying up our website, instigated a “Twitter tag team” with the research team (myself, Rob and Bea) taking turns to run the OER_Hub Twitter account and updated…

May Update: What’s new at the Hub?

May Update: What’s new at the Hub?

The weather may have cooled down since Bea’s review of our activity in April, but it’s been another scorcher of a month here at the OER Research Hub (OERRH) during May… Visitors  Fresh back from OER14 in Newcastle, we were honoured to host our final open fellow, Alan Levine, here at the Open University (UK). Alan’s fellowship…