DELILA (Developing Educators Learning and Information Literacies for Accreditation) is a project funded by JISC and the Higher Education Academy. It started on the 31st August 2010 and will run for 12 months. It is led by London School of Economics and Political Science. Project partners include the University of Birmingham and the CILIP Information Literacy Group.
DELILA brings together library staff and HEA accredited course leaders at the LSE and the University of Birmingham to adapt and make openly available digital and information literacy teaching material to support trainees on HEA accredited programmes.
The project will focus on converting existing content to ensure that it is openly licensed and adaptable by other users. The material will also be deposited in both institutional repositories and the national learning object repository, JorumOpen. Both institutional repositories will be customized to facilitate ease of access and use of the project content.
The Higher Education Academy and JISC are working in partnership to develop the HEFCE-funded Open Educational Resources (OER) programme, supporting UK higher education institutions in sharing their teaching and learning resources freely online across the world.
Building on the work of a pilot which took place between April 2009 and March 2010, a second phase of projects and activities is now running until August 2011. This phase will extend the range of materials openly available, document benefits offered by OER to those involved in the learning process, and promote collections of OER materials. Such resources might include full courses, course materials, complete modules, videos, assessments, tests, simulations, worked examples or software.