Live blogging, 10:30 AM
Dr Read starts by discussing the various contexts in which ‘openness’ is used:
- Open source: software
- Open standards: interoperability
- Open Access: research outputs, research data
- Open Educational Resources: course material
- Open Science: open innovation (the research process becoming more open via web 2.0)
OER New Challenges: need to focus on the discovery and use of OER and also on learning form current experiences (reuse).
HEFCE funding for next year (2011) is £4million and will incorporate the release of projects in identified priority areas only. Another goal is to improve the findability of OER resources.