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Title: OpenSpires : Opening up Oxford like never before
Author: Highton, Melissa
Robinson, Peter
Others: Open Ed (7th : 2010 : Barcelona)
Keywords: OER
institutional culture
institutional culture
Issue Date: 15-Sep-2010
Publisher: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Open University of the Netherlands
Brigham Young University
Citation: Highton, Melissa; Robinson, Peter (2010). OpenSpires: Opening up Oxford like never before. In Open Ed 2010 Proceedings . Barcelona: UOC, OU, BYU. [Accessed: dd/mm/yy]. <>
Abstract: Oxford University learning technologies group offer a model for effective practice in creating and using OER in research-led teaching environments where academic practice includes dissemination of research which aids/supplements teaching but is not primarily designed as a teaching resource. The University is perceived by many people to be an exclusive institution. It is certainly unique and complex, with characteristics and traditions established over 900 years. An Oxford education offers an exciting combination of privilege and open-mindedness. The role and sustainability of open education technologies in this environment is subtle. Any strategy to effectively encourage the uptake of OERs must be informed by original thinking and reflection about the culture of the organisation. The OpenSpires project was a successful initiative to establish a sustainable set of policies and workflows that would allow departments from across the University of Oxford to regularly publish high quality open content material for global reuse.
Language: English
Appears in Collections:Open Ed Conference 2010 (Barcelona, 2-4 November 2010)

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