Jorum and Jisc Content & Aps Store design sprint day

imac-606765_640 As you’re no doubt now all aware, the Jorum service is being retired by Jisc, with a final closure date of September 2016. The Jorum team have already begun to consider the content available in the Jorum repository and its suitability to migrate to Jisc’s new Content and App store, and we’ll be working alongside colleagues in Jisc Futures to ensure the best content is available from across our collections and subject areas.…

Adding Jorum resources to XtLearn collections

box-158523_640 We’re very happy to announce a new feature on Jorum – the ability to quickly add resources to XtLearn collections. XtLearn is a website which allows you to gather and create learning resources, and group them together in Collections which can be delivered to learners.…

New Themed Collection: Vocational Skills

vskills2 We’re pleased to be able to announce the unveiling of our newest Themed Collection: Vocational Skills. The resources currently in the collection have been the output from a major Jisc funded project, where training providers in the further education (FE) and skills sector in England were invited to develop new online interactive resources for apprentices.…

Retirement announcement – 24 June 2015

Dear Colleagues, I am writing to let you know about a decision that Jisc has made regarding the Jorum service. After careful consideration, we have decided to wind down and retire the Jorum service and explore alternative models for delivering learning and teaching content to HE, FE and Skills.…

Recent Jorum Webinars: Slides & Recordings

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

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

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?…