Motivations to deposit:two approaches to Open Educational Resources (OER) within Languages and Social Sciences (LSS) at Aston University


In Spring 2009, the School of Languages and Social Sciences (LSS) at Aston University responded to a JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee) and Higher Education Academy (HEA) call for partners in Open Educational Resources (OER) projects. This led to participation in not one, but two different OER projects from within one small School of the University. This paper will share, from this unusual position, the experience of our English tutors, who participated in the HumBox Project, led by Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies (LLAS) and will compare the approach taken with the Sociology partnership in the C-SAP OER Project , led by the Centre for Sociology, Anthropology and Politics (C-SAP). These two HEA Subject Centre-led projects have taken different approaches to the challenges of encouraging tutors to deposit teaching resources, as on ongoing process, for others to openly access, download and re-purpose. As the projects draw to a close, findings will be discussed, in relation to the JISC OER call, with an emphasis on examining the language and discourses from the two collaborations to see where there are shared issues and outcomes, or different subject specific concerns to consider.

Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities > Sociology and Policy
College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities
Non-College Departments
Event Title: European Universities Information Systems (EUNIS) 2010
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2010-06-23 - 2010-06-25
Uncontrolled Keywords: open educational resources,sharing,languages,discourse analysis,social sciences,English,humanities,Humbox,LLAS,C-SAP
ISBN: 978-83-7641-356-3
Last Modified: 27 May 2024 07:45
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2010 13:31
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PURE Output Type: Chapter (peer-reviewed)
Published Date: 2010
Authors: Hayes, Sarah (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-8633-0155)
Lowe, Pam K. (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-5933-453X)
Gruszczynska, Anna
Marsh, Darren


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