Over the last week we have met with 4 academics who are participating in the OSTRICH project. Obviously their contribution is vital to the CORRE process developed by Leicester and in producing meaningful and relevant OERs.
The approach that we are taking at Derby is to provide the academic (contributor) with the chance to improve, replace and augment the existing resources before they are Copyright cleared. This has two distinct advantages;
- Raises the level of content provided to our students at Derby and the future OERs.
- By developing alternatives in-house, the clearing of resources should become more efficient.
By working alongside academics in this way we are effectively doing the screening stage of CORRE.