New look Jorum website has been launched

Screen Shot 2015-03-19 at 16.17.56 Today sees the launch of a new look for Jorum as much of the site is migrated to the open source WordPress platform. The site has been redeveloped with a contemporary style and the main improvements include a: Content driven home page Showcase and browse of resources Simplified navigation Improved Support section Why the change?…

OER Schools Guidance resources from Leicester City Council now available on Jorum

OER-banner Last October, Leicester City Council released guidance documents and a range of practical information to support school staff in understanding, finding, creating, and sharing Open Educational Resources (OER). Jorum felt these would make a useful contribution to its collections so we got in touch with Josie Fraser to seek permission to share them with Jorum.…

Call for Participants: Focus Group on Jorum and Mozilla Open Badges

14ko9o8qbc9h Jorum are currently investigating the implementation of Mozilla Open Badges toreward and encourage the depositing, repurposing and remixing of OERs. The intention is to launch a pilot in June 2015, but ahead of that we want to run a focus group to engage with the OER community and discuss both the ideas that we have around the badges and the feedback you have and what you would like to see.…

Jorum to benefit from new online interactive resources for the Skills sector

Jorum will benefit from new online interactive resources for the Skills sector thanks to a Jisc initiative to develop new online interactive resources for apprentices in order to support the requirements of the FELTAG report. As part of the initiative, Jorum participated in a workshop to support the project on Friday 21st November in London with all 22 successful project bids.…

Jorum at CoPilot event in Cardiff

Siobhan Burke and Peter Collins were both in attendance at CoPilot comes to Cardiff on Monday 24th November and delivered a thirty minute session to the assembled delegates. This gave Siobhan the chance to give some background about Jorum and the Information & Digital Literacy Skills collection, including the key benefits about what we offer.…

Jorum – Upgraded to the Cloud and more

The Jorum service upgraded its repository to the latest version of DSpace yesterday as well as migrating its services to a Cloud environment. You can read more about the reasons in our previous news item. The cloud environment will allow Jorum and other services at Mimas to gain the benefits of a more flexible way of managing the IT infrastructure that hosts these services and to make cost savings in the long term by reducing the need to purchase physical machines and pay for these machines to be hosted and supported.…

September’s Featured Resources

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.…

It’s all about Mimas in this month’s featured resources

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.…

Implementing the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) in Jorum

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.…

Annual User Survey – the results!

Summary 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.…