Finding and Evaluating Open Educational Resources (OERs)

The Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning (CTEL) at King’s are running a CPD workshop entitled Finding and Evaluating Open Educational Resources (OERs) on Tuesday 5 November at 1500 – 1700.

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The workshop aims to provide an overview of and issues of developing OERs from scratch, as well as converting/repurposing existing learning materials.

A large part of the workshop will be hands-on activities with laptops/tablets to explore Jorum (an online repository) and other similar repositories to find OERs in your own subject area and to evaluate these with a set of criteria.

If you are a King’s teaching practitioners, librarian or learning technologist and have an interest in these area and want to find out more please register your place at the workshop via Skills Forge https://training.kcl.ac.uk/kcl/#

Information on all of the workshops being run by CTEL this academic year can be found on their web page.

Manuscripts Online: access written material from 1000 to 1500

Launched today, Manuscripts Online, funded by JISC, brings to life early printed primary sources of medieval Britain, giving online access to written materials from 1000 to 1500. Manuscripts Online is also a crowd sourcing tool, encouraging users to attach comments about the manuscripts they view to an online map.

This freely available literary resource is the first of this kind. Michael Pidd, project lead and digital manager at the Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield says: “The crowd sourcing aspect of Manuscripts Online gives people an opportunity to share their understanding of the manuscripts so that they can learn from one another. It allows collaboration in a way that hasn’t been possible in the past and we hope it will build up a central geographical view of people’s interpretation of the information which can be used by others in the future.”  Continue reading

Trial access to new e-resources

This month we have temporary access to a host of exciting full text e-resources. Most are available throughout November and can be accessed on or off campus via our databases link (http://metalib.kcl.ac.uk/). Details for each resource are below:

  1. British and Irish Women’s Diaries: Offers the immediate experiences of approximately 500 women, as revealed in over 90,000 pages of diaries and letters -Accessible until 30th November
  2. British Literary Manuscripts Online: Facsimile images of literary manuscripts, including letters and diaries, drafts of poems, plays, novels, and other literary works -Accessible until 30th November  Continue reading