Open Educational Practices hub website launch

OEPS hub home

OEPS hub home

We’ve been building the Open Educational Practices website this year and launch the beta site at the #OEPSforum3 on 5 November 2015 in Glasgow. You can find it at http://www.oeps.ac.uk/

The site provides an encouraging and engaging place to learn more about open educational practices. It will enable users to:

  • understand about OER and OEP
  • Find useful OER
  • Provide tools to share open educational practices
  • Have a place to deliver their OER to the public

The site has a number of features and further developments are planned. Features include:

  • Guidance introducing users to OER and OEP concepts as well as good practice
  • Open educational practice case studies
  • The OER search
  • OEP communities
  • News about OEP
  • An events calendar for workshops, OEPS advisory forum, webinars
  • Showcase OEP projects which may be hosted elsewhere
  • Links to OpenLearn Works platform where users can create and share OER

The guidance and case studies are grouped in two sections – using open educational practices and create your own, with a set of articles in each section. More articles and case studies are planned, so what is displayed on the site so far is only the start.  The OEPS project team are keen to welcome article contributions or suggestions, so if you’ve got ideas for articles you would like included, please get in touch via oepscotland@gmail.com and help build upon the advice and guidance to create a richer resource of open educational practices knowhow.  This is the beauty of collaborative, shared open resources and practices and the OEPS site aims to foster, promote and model good practices for the benefit of everyone.

The search is a custom Google search to enable users to search the site, the communities on the site and many external sites and repositories for open educational resources. Currently the ‘other site’ search aggregator is picking up OER from over 200 known OER sites however there are plenty more out there so if you know of good OER sites please get in touch via oepscotland@gmail.com so we can ensure that the search picks up OER from those sites too.

Anyone can create a community space on the site for their group.  The community feature enables users to join a community which is discovering and exploring the relevance of open educational practices for its needs.  Members can use their communities to share useful links to resources, discuss open educational practices (in their community Google forum which is embedded into the community space on the site), blog about their emerging or established open educational practices and embed a relevant twitter feed.  It isn’t yet possible to comment on community blog posts (this feature is coming soon) and we also want to offer the option to create a forum using the site software (Drupal) if communities don’t already use a Google group for online discussion.  We do have a list of other potential features to include, however we would like users to visit the site, create a profile, set up or join communities, follow other users, read articles and case studies, feedback on the existing functionality and tell us what additional features are needed before we decide on further developments.

Once you have visited the Open Educational Practices site, read some articles, created a profile and joined a community please complete this short feedback questionnaire to help us improve the site for everyone.

 

 

Posted on November 5, 2015, in Announcement, Event, platform development, Research and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

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  5. This is a great opportunity to get educated on OER and network with others in the OEP communities. Thank you for sharing.

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