#eLearning2014 – Pre-conference OER workshop

Is the future OPEN?

I’m in Orlando, Florida (the weather is glorious, unlike the UK) for the eLearning 2014 conference which starts tomorrow.  Today I’ve taken part in a pre-conference workshop on OER in Valencia College with Jean Runyon of Anne Arundel Community College and James Glapa-Grossklag of College of the Canyons.  Here are my notes from the session which may be of wider interest…

If you look carefully you might see an alligatOER

The cost of textbooks is a major concern in community colleges in the USA.  The recent report from Student PIRGS entitled ‘Fixing the Broken Textbook Market’ found that:

  • 65% of students said that they had decided against buying a textbook because it was too expensive
  • 94% of students who had foregone purchasing a textbook were concerned that doing so would hurt their grade in a course
  • 82% of students felt they would do significantly better in a course…

View original post 1,373 more words


Learning2gether with EVO 2013 – Live Webcast: Share Your Experience

Thanks to EVO2002, I learnt most of the things I know now. Thanks webheads!


Sun Feb 16 1400 GMT – EVO2014 ends with Live Webcast: Share Your Experience

On Sun Feb 16 1400 to 1600 GMT there is a Live webcast where participants in the Electronic Village Online EVO2014 sessions are invited to come share their experience over the five weeks ending today.  Electronic Village Online 2014 participants are invited to take the microphone and share what they have done, learned, produced during the past 5 weeks.

Where: Blackboard Collaborate http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/


This was a part of the 2014 EVO session events calendars Jan 13-Feb 16

There are 18 EVO sessions this year, all listed at http://evosessions.pbworks.com

Here is where they post their events

Crafting the e-Perfect Textbook

events listed at




 events listed at https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/112736005348568784414

MultiMOOC 2.014

(events listed here, in this events calendar)



Teaching English to…

View original post 388 more words

Learning2gether with Prof. dr. Jozef Colpaert discussing 12 CALL Challenges

You musn’t miss this opportunity!


On Sun Feb 9 Jozef Colpaert discussed 12 CALL Challenges as an Electronic Village Online event for Week 4 (Clustering) in MultiMOOC EVO session and as a Connecting Online 14 conference event (CO14)

What was this about?

Where? WizIQ

Unfortunately,  the recording, whose URL is here
plays but no chat appears beyond what was there before the session, no video appears, and there is no sound.  The recording seems to be over 4 hours long. I have written to WizIQ about the problem.


Our discussion stems from Dr. Colpaert’s presentation at WorldCALL in Glasgow, July 2013

View original post 1,451 more words

Survey Results: Librarians and OER (Part I)

Moving to unit 1 again….


What do librarians think about OER? If they create OER, do they share it? What awareness is there of CC and open licensing? What challenges do librarians face when using OER? What kind of policies would help librarians be more open?

There are just some of the questions we sought to investigate in a survey of librarians conducted during Autumn 2013. Working with Co-PILOT (Community of Practice for Information Literacy Online Teaching) project members Eleni Zazani (Birkbeck) and Nancy Graham (Roehampton), we launched two questionnaires during Open Access Week at the end of last October. Both surveys closed 2 January 2014 and were identical in content (the only difference being that one version mentioned Co-PILOT explicitly in the opening text and title). A big thanks to all those who either tweeted, blogged or promoted the surveys and, of course, a massive thanks to those who participated.


A total of 312 people responded…

View original post 1,237 more words