To access the full text documents, please follow this link:

OpenSpires : Opening up Oxford like never before
Highton, Melissa; Robinson, Peter
Open Ed (7th : 2010 : Barcelona)
Oxford University learning technologies group offer a model for effective practice in creating and using OER in research-led teaching environments where academic practice includes dissemination of research which aids/supplements teaching but is not primarily designed as a teaching resource. The University is perceived by many people to be an exclusive institution. It is certainly unique and complex, with characteristics and traditions established over 900 years. An Oxford education offers an exciting combination of privilege and open-mindedness. The role and sustainability of open education technologies in this environment is subtle. Any strategy to effectively encourage the uptake of OERs must be informed by original thinking and reflection about the culture of the organisation. The OpenSpires project was a successful initiative to establish a sustainable set of policies and workflows that would allow departments from across the University of Oxford to regularly publish high quality open content material for global reuse.
policy and strategy
institutional culture
institutional culture
Open access
Web-based instruction
Ensenyament virtual
Accés obert
Enseñanza virtual
Acceso libre
Conference lecture
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya;
Open University of the Netherlands;
Brigham Young University

Show full item record