ENCORE+ Survey on OER Innovation

Posting on behalf of @RobertFarrow a call for a research project on innovation in and implantation of OER


Hi! I’m a researcher at The Open University (UK). My homepage is here if you want to find out more about the projects I have been involved with: https://philosopher1978.wordpress.com/

I’m sharing with you today as representative of the European Network for Catalysing Open Resources in Education (ENCORE+) (https://encoreproject.eu/).

One of the goals we have set ourselves in the ENCORE+ project is to build the leading collection of examples of innovation with (and through) open educational resources (OER).

We are pleased to announce that our survey to collect data around OER innovation is now open! We will be collecting data until the end of November 2022.

The survey is suitable for any implementation of OER anywhere in the world. As a European project, we are particularly interested in examples from Europe. But there are undoubtedly great examples from outside Europe that everyone can learn from!

We’re using a broad interpretation of OER and we’re also interested in things like your organisation’s culture and values and how they might have affected your work with OER. We don’t ask for commercially sensitive information.

There are three goals we have in mind for this activity.

Firstly, the data we collect will help us build a world-leading collection of cases of OER implementation which we will share on an open licence for others to make use of and learn from. There really isn’t much research that has been done into the relationship between OER and innovation. We hope to facilitate understanding of this.

Secondly, we want to amplify interesting and important work being done in the OER world. There are many important projects out there which few people have heard of. In addition to the published collection of cases based on this survey we will be showcasing flagship examples through the ENCORE+ network.

Thirdly, the data we collect will be used to inform and structure our OER Innovation Evaluation Framework, a forthcoming publication which will help practitioners to understand the innovation vectors in their own work and facilitate reflection on practice. (Look out for this in 2023!)

You can complete the survey via ENCORE+ OER Innovation.

Please complete the survey and share it with people who are doing interesting things with OER! Many thanks!

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Many thanks for posting this!

I just want to mention that this is a really important chance for people to highlight and amplify the open edcuation work they do, and we hope to build a robust and helpful understanding of innovation in open education.

Results from the study will also inform an openly licenced framework on OER and innovation to be released next year…

We will also be releasing a showcase for particularly inspirational and innovative projects we identify through the survey!

Please make some time in the coming weeks to contribute!

Let’s get some OEG Connect action going on this European Network for Catalysing Open Resources in Education (ENCORE+) survey effort.

@RobertFarrow is working the networks to collect responses:

If you are like me, you may shy away from the label “innovate”…

but remember the message of Derek Sivers

So please help this effort, share your OER work with the survey at https://openuniversity.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/encore-oer-innovation

Survey completed to give details of our project, Frontiers for Young Minds (kids.frontiersin.org). Thank you for sharing this, @RobertFarrow and @cogdog - I hope our OER will be useful as an example of innovative engagement with young learners.

That’s so great, many thanks Laura!

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