Free Open Educational Resources event in Cardiff



CoPILOT logoCoPILOT (Community of Practice for Information Literacy Online Teaching) are now taking bookings for a free workshop on Open Educational Resources (OERs) in Cardiff on November 24th.

Event: CoPILOT workshop on Open Educational Resources (OERs)
When: Monday, November 24th, 2014, 09:00-16:00
Where: Cardiff University , Sir Martin Evans Building, Cathays Park Campus

The aim of the day is to give the participants a practical introduction to OERs for teaching information literacy and supporting academics colleagues in finding OERs.

Rebecca Mogg (University of Cardiff) and Vashti Zarach (Bangor University) will offer some practical advice and share their experiences in supporting and creating Open Educational Resources. Debbie Baff, from the University of South Wales, will provide an overview of OER initiatives and projects that are happening in Wales, plus a preview of plans for the OER15 conference.

The workshop format will be a mix of presentations and practical group work/discussions. You will learn how to make your materials openly available and receive advise on some key areas for consideration, such as choose appropriate licenses. The day will also include a session from Jorum,  the UK’s largest OER repository, and a chance to have hands-on experience of finding and evaluating OERs for use in your own teaching.

Places are limited so it is recommended that you book early to reserve a place.

The workshop is being funded by the CILIP Information Literacy Group and priority for bookings will be given to members of the group. This is just one of many benefits provided by IL Group membership.

Refreshments will be provided free of charge. If you are subsequently unable to attend the event, please cancel your ticket at the earliest opportunity as a waiting list will be in place. Please note that a charge of £30 will be made for non-attendance.

Draft programme for the day:

9.15-9:45: Arrival and registration – Tea/coffee
9:45-10:00: Introduction to CoPILOT
10:00-10:30: OER Wales Cymru project based at University of South Wales: Debbie Baff and Lis Parcell from JISC RSC Wales
10:30-11:00: OERs at Cardiff University – Library team: Rebecca Mogg
11:00-11:15:  Break
11:15-12:00: OERs at Bangor: Vashti Zarach
12:00-12:45: Lunch
12:45-13:30: Introduction to Open Practice: things to consider if thinking of reusing an OER or creating an OER
13:30-14:00: Jorum – a repository for sharing and storing OERs
14:00-14:15: Break
14:15-15:30: Practical activities looking at how to find, evaluate and use/reuse OERs
15:30-16:00: Discussion on the role of librarians and OERs
16:00: Close

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