Reflections on three years of the UK OER Programmes.
Between 2009 and 2012 the Higher Education Funding Council funded a series of programmes to encourage higher education institutions in the UK to release existing educational content as Open Educational Resources. The HEFCE funded UK OER Programme was run and managed by the JISC and [...]
Link: The roles of libraries and information professionals in Open Educational Resources (OER) initiatives (pdf)
Link: Executive Summary (pdf)
Executive Summary This report contains the findings of a study carried out by the Centre for Academic Practice & [...]
Link: York St. John Digital Repository: an ecological view of interactions and systems (pdf).
YSJ DigiRep is a newly established digital archive at York St. John. Established to help manage learning resources and research outputs from a diverse range of subjects across the institution, YSJ DigiRep has now come to the end of [...]
Link: Digital Repository Programme Support Project and Repository Research Team, final report (pdf). Link: Digital Repository Programme Support Project and Repository Research Team, Final Report (doc).
The Digital Repositories Programme Support Project (DRPSP) and the Repository Research Team (RRT) were two phases of a project that supported the JISC’s repository related [...]
Link: An ecological approach to repository and service interactions (pdf).
A report detailing how the use of ecological metaphors can help us understand better the interactions that take place between digital repositories and related services.
This work began in response to a perceived need to express something of how and why digital repositories [...]
Link: What is assessment item banking? (html). What is assessment item banking? (pdf).
A CETIS Briefing paper on item banks, collections of assessment items and associated software to enable the storing of content to support the assessment of student learning. An assessment item is a complex object, consisting of a question [...]
Link: Assessment item banks and repositories (html). Link: Assessment item banks and repositories (doc). Link: Assessment item banks and repositories (pdf).
This paper aims to inform those with an interest in repositories in general, and those with an interest in assessment item banks, about the similarities and differences between [...]