Month: April 2011

Preparation for OER11 – 12th April

The OSTRICH team will be presenting at the OER11 conference in Manchester on May 11th.

In preparation for the conference there have been regular virtual meetings in an attempt to flesh out the presentation. Although these have been useful, it was agreed that a good old fashioned face to face meeting was needed to finalise things.  Leicester kindly agreed to host Julian (Bath) and I (Derby) for the day.

The presentation changed dramatically during the day, with an evolution of the CORRE model becoming the underlying theme and a new diagram, DORRE, would be the presented as the final piece of the jigsaw. The outline of the presentation was established as the following…

  1. Early OER workflow models (Gabi)
  2. Brief intro to CORRE/ OTTER (Ale)
  3. CORRE model for converting existing materials into OERs – Derby (Sam)
  4. CORRE model – developing OERs from scratch (Julian)
  5. Next steps (Ale)
 Attached is a photo of a rough white board mock-up of the DORRE process…
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Open Nottingham 2011 – 7th April

Members from the OSTRICH team attended this conference last Thursday with Gabi Witthaus (University of Leicester) and Jamie Grace (University of Derby) sharing a slot to present their talk “Some thoughts on OER reuse from Derby to Kabul”.

I will provide an overview in the next post and hopefully the video to the keynotes and some of the parallel sessions.

In the mean time here is a link to the videos from the 2009 conference...