Open Educational Resources
This mini-website is an evolving primer on Open Educational Resources (OER) for learning and teaching in Healthcare. If you're new to the concept and practice of OER, have a look at the What is OER? section for a few definitions, and at the Literature section for articles and sources of help and guidance.
The applied emphasis is upon OER in tertiary healthcare education, where possible, and upon learning and teaching resources with pedagogical content, including:
- course materials
- e-learning materials
- audio and video
This site does not cover:
- repositories of research, papers and scholarly works: this is a vast field well covered by other bodies, such as SHERPA and the Repositories Support Project, both based at Nottingham University
- collections of resources that could be useful in teaching and learning but are not explicitly providing OER according to the working definitions adopted by this site (eg BBC Learning) - such collections are already catalogued in resource databases such as MERLOT, temoa and Intute, and the resource catalogues of Higher Education Academy Subject Centres.
University of Nottingham users
A small section of this site is restricted to University of Nottingham staff members, as it contains documents and resources primarily of relevance to UoN staff. If you're one such, use the login link in the top right and use your normal network credentials, and after logging in you should see a "University of Nottingham" menu item with links to various internal documents relating to OER.
Authorised users can edit and add pages to this wiki. If you're new to Workspace, take a little time to look through the User Guide which is well-written and user-friendly, and introduces you to the basic concepts and techniques you'll need. For a more detailed guide, see the Confluence User Guide .
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