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What approach should an institution take to being 'Open' with its educational resources?
There have been a number of major national initiatives over the last five years developing Open Educational Resources for the teaching of Medicine. Beyond the resource development these initiatives have investigated solutions to practical issues involved in their development, distribution and dissemination and explored cultural factors about 'being open'.
This event, hosted at Barts and The London Medical school's Whitechapel campus, and funded by the Higher Education Academy, aims to bring together a group of leading experts in the field to discuss and debate, with colleagues from Queen Mary University London (QMUL) and the wider UK participants, what an institutional approach to openness might look like? What benefits can an open policy to educational resource development bring? What the policy and planning implications are for going open and to disseminate to as wider audience as possible some of the outcomes of the work going on in this area around the sector.
The UK Open Educational Resources programme, funded by the JISC and HEA, has had three phases of work, which have run from 2009, with the current round of projects due to finish in Autumn 2012.
This one day seminar, hosted by Barts and The London, QMUL, is a dissemination day when you can find out more about the outputs from these projects, but more importantly, hear from individuals and institutions about their experiences with sharing educational resources, and impact this has had on the institution and individuals. The day is run in partnership with the Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine, which has been granted funding from all three rounds of UK OER, and worked with over 20 HEIs in 5 projects over the past three years.
As a part of the event we would like to include as many delegates as possible in showcasing work they have done in this area. We are inviting any delegate to bring along a poster-(preferably A1 size or similar- showcasing their work (e.g. in creating Open Educational Resources or Projects they have been involved with) for display. Posters will be voted on during the lunchbreak and a prize will be awarded before the end of the day for the favourite poster.
If you have any questions or would like to run an idea past us please do not hesitate to get in touch.
NB There is no charge to attend the symposium, but you must register online.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
09:30 Registration and coffee, poster mounting
10.15 Introduction and housekeeping: Dr Patricia Revest and Dr David Mossley. Keynote: Going 'open': some considerations. Dr Kieran McGlade, Queen's University, Belfast.
11.00 Copyright ownership, licensing and consent: Dr Megan Quentin-Baxter, MEDEV, Dr Jane Williams, University of Bristol
11.45 Discussion of local issues and Q & A
12.15 Institutional approaches – An ACTOR case study. Hull York Medical School: Dr Paul Scott, Hull York Medical School
12.45 Lunch – vote on posters
13.45 Individual approaches – tools available: Suzanne Hardy (MEDEV)
14.30 Activity: Vignette based. What are the issues? How might they be solved?
15.00 Tea & coffee
15.30 Poster prizes: Brett Lucas
15.45 Round up and next steps: Patricia Revest
By the end of the day you will:
Dr David Mossley
Dr Megan Quentin-Baxter
Dr Patricia Revest
Academic, clinical, learning technology and support staff interested in sharing learning and teaching resources. Those interested in issues of IPR, copyright, consent, in institutional policy and in finding out about tools to help produce and maintain risk free educational materials.
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LondonMilton Lecture Theatre, Garrod Building, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Turner Street Whitechapel, London
* This workshop is co-hosted, co-hosted events are facilitated and delivered jointly by MEDEV and another institution(s).