Posted by Pete Collins
on 1st September 2014
As we're now firmly part of the Digital Resources Division at Jisc, this months resources are all deposits from Jisc departments, or have been funded by Jisc initiatives, such as the UKOER programme.
Here's a quick run through of what we've got for you this month...
Copyright Training for University Lecturers
First up this month is Copyright training for University Lecturers. This is a very useful short practical online course produced by the Jisc Legal team, designed to bring academic staff and those supporting academic staff up to speed on legally using other people’s materials in teaching and learning. There's also a quiz so you can test your copyright knowledge.
Posted by Louise Egan
on 14th August 2014
It has been a busy time for staff at Mimas as we have now moved into the Jisc family. As of the 1st August, the Learning, Teaching and Professional team will form part of the Digital Resources Division at Jisc.
Therefore as a small tribute, Mimas staff has shared all this month’s featured resources.
Fabulous Frog App: Splendid and Native
The first is our latest offering: Fabulous Frog App: Splendid and Native. This resource developed by a mix team of AR and developer experts at Mimas, along with a successful collaboration with Manchester Museum, we have been fortunate to gain access to some fantastic content to produce the app such as:
• Sir David Attenborough’s...
Posted by Benjamin Ryan
on 7th July 2014
Jorum and the LRMI
Jorum was delighted to receive grant funding from Creative Commons to participate in the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) project. Across the last 10 months, in parallel with 8 other funded US organisations, Jorum has been developing and testing features which will enhance both the resource discovery system and interoperability of Jorum content.
First of all … What is LRMI?
The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) is an extension of schema.org that adds education-specific mark-up to the existing mark-up that schema.org defines.
So what does schema.org do? Put simply it allows the addition of “structured data” to web pages that machines can...
Posted by Siobhán Burke
on 2nd June 2014
Jorum's first Annual User Survey ran during March and we received a good response - 80 in total from across HE and FE, and from different roles across the education sector. There were some very useful comments but Jorum was pleased that there weren't many surprises in the responses. The Jorum team already had a good idea of the areas we need to improve on and also some things that we are doing well, such as the ability to filter resources which came with new Jorum in September 2013. The survey has provided some user based evidence showing that the team are on the right track and can continue with it.
66% agree or strongly agree that 'Jorum is easy is easy to...
Posted by Siobhán Burke
on 15th May 2014
by Siobhán Burke, OER Service Manager
Last month, the Jorum Team attended OER 14 to deliver a number of sessions on different aspects of our work over the last year, and also keep up to date with OER developments happening both nationally and internationally. We also contributed to chairing sessions and Ben Ryan was on hand as technical support throughout the conference. As of last week, some of the team have earned their first Open Badge for speaking at the conference.
Jorum Team presentations
Susanne Boyle chaired a session during OER 14 and delivered an oral paper addressing the new Jisc FE Skills Window Project. The oral paper was well attended and there were some interesting...