Recent Jorum Webinars: Slides & Recordings

apple-407133_640 Many thanks to everyone who attended the recent Jorum webinars.  We have the slides and the recordings available for those who weren’t able to attend, and for those who could and wanted to be able to refer beak to them. “OER For Beginners” Download the Powerpoint slides Watch the Webinar Recording “New Jorum: Website; Collections; Support.” Download the Powerpoint slides Watch the Webinar Recording…

Jorum Steering Group Meeting April 2015

startup-594090_640 The twice yearly Jorum Steering Group met up again at the end of April, this time with a brand new chair – University of Leed’s Antonio Martínez-Arboloeda taking over from Margaret Coutts. We also warmly welcomed new members Louise Walmsley from the University of Manchester and Sharon Cook, who is Jisc Account Manager for Digital Resources in Wales.…

Upcoming Jorum Webinars

apple-407133_640 We’re running a couple of webinars in early June that you may be interested in: Wednesday 3rd June 12:30pm: “OER for Beginners.” (delivered by Pete Collins, Jorum Educational Technologist)The webinar will cover what OERs are, how to find them and re-use/remix them, and a look at licensing your work.…

OpenDocument Format

If you’ve had a look at our new expanded Support section you may have seen that many of the guides are being offered for download in PDF or ODF formats so you can keep a copy offline or remix them yourselves (they are all licensed under CC-BY). …

Improve your resource descriptions in Jorum

A new feature for Jorum has gone live, one which allows you to make your resource description more attractive and include clickable hyperlinks. Firstly, the formatting feature means you can now press enter a couple of times at the end of one paragraph and then start a new paragraph.…

New look Jorum website has been launched

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

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

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.…