Why have others shared their resources with Jorum?

Why have others shared their resources with Jorum?

A wide range of people share their resources with Jorum, including academics, tutors, learning technologists, librarians, trainers and many more. You can read their [User Stories](http://vm-jorum-web.mimas.ac.uk/about-us/jorum-stories) to find out how and why they use Jorum.

Reasons for sharing with Jorum include:

Open access is the philosophy of LearnHigher…The main advantage of Jorum is that it helps us further disseminate the resources; the more publicity, the better. Peter Hartley, Professor of Education Development, University of Bradford (2009)

On a personal level, it means that my work can get wider recognition. There are all sorts of e-learning materials which have been expertly crafted out there, so why hide them within an institutional virtual learning environment?…Being in [Jorum] means that your resources are more visible in Google searches…By publishing your materials as open educational resources, their educational benefits have the potential to be felt by learners far beyond their original learning contexts. Katy Jordan, Plant Sciences Pedagogy Project, University of Cambridge (2010)

Jorum has been helpful in securing further funding as it has provided us with a transparent platform where we can demonstrate our research and development ideas, in this instance to showcase our Virtual Patients and other e-resources. This is something that’s often written into our bid proposals…we even mentioned Jorum in the bid for the European Commission funded eViP project, which successfully received funding of 1.8Million Euros and allowed us to create a bank of 340+ multilingual and multicultural Virtual Patients from 9 partner institutions across Europe.’ Chara Balasubramaniam, Deputy Head of E-Learning, St George’s Hospital, University of London (2010)

It’s a pleasure to be able to share our resources with the wider community, and it’s gratifying to know that others find our contributions useful and valuable. Jade Kelsall and Michelle Schneider, The University of Leeds (2010)

… submission to Jorum would probably be one of the best ways in increasing awareness and making our resources available for other people to use. This gains exposure for us and the university, and opens doors for possible collaboration with other universities. Mark Dransfield, e-Learning Adviser, York St John University (2009)