OER11 Conference – 11th May

The OSTRICH team were present at the OER11 conference on the 11th May and scheduled to present at 15:45 in the Cockcroft theatre.

The title of the presentation was “Developing workflow models for the creation of sustainable Open Educational Resources” and had the objective of illustrating how the CORRE model developed by Leicester had been further implemented at the Partner institutions.

The main output of the presentation was an evolved CORRE model called Design for Openness, Reuse and Repurpose, Evidence (DORRE) aimed at being more flexible to allow the creation of new material alongside the transformation of existing material.

Attached is the DORRE diagram presented at OER11 along with the presentation itself…

OER11 Presentation Final

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…

Implementing the CORRE model at Derby

As we get further into the project there is a greater idea about how the CORRE model will be implemented at Derby.

Initially it was thought that Derby might adopt a slightly decentralised version of CORRE.  However as the project has progressed it has become increasingly apparent that the CORRE model fits Derby’s top sliced approach to the development of e-learning materials.

The major difference to the CORRE model is the addition of a substitution option when copyright clearing media.  This has the obvious benefit of allowing resources to maintain their media where previously they would have had to be removed.