I’ve recently joined the project as I will be taking over project lead for the University of Birmingham end, from Nancy in January. It’s been fascinating to get involved and I’ve already learnt so much as I’ve been off the OER scene for a couple of years. A few things have struck me:
– Developments in Creative Commons
– The complexity of IPR issues for OERs. Nancy gave a good pointer to the Starter pack
– The huge range of projects going on in this area – we’re part of the OMAC strand (which is phase 2 of OER developments from JISC / HEA) with 11 or 12 projects; I’m still trying to get up to speed with the outputs from phase 1, as well as the other strands!
It’s hard keeping up with everything, and notably very little has filtered into practise or even general understanding here – so I think a major aim of this project will be to increase awareness of OERs as a whole.