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…

Possible dissemination sessions

Recently I have been deliberating on titles of sessions for potential dissemination opportunities. It appears that they fit into two main categories.

Category one is for those people with no prior knowledge of OERs and are likely to involve internal events.

Possible session titles

  • An introduction to OERs
  • OSTRICH: OERs, why they matter!

The other category is focused on those with a prior understanding of OERs.

Possible session titles

  • How relevant are OERs in the current economic climate?
  • Reinventing the wheel. Why knowledge is not understanding.
  • Delivering OERs: Centralised vs Decentralised