|CETIS OER Events|
|- Open Systems for Learning Resources|
|- OER Hack Days|
|- Locate, Collate and Aggregate|
|- What metadata...?|
|- OER Gathering|
|- Repositories and the Open Web|
|- Technical Roundtable|
|- Find and Seek|
|- Joint CETIS OpenLearn meeting|
The theme of this meeting was how repositories fit in with the web, and how do web 2.0 / social sharing sites compare to repositories when used for the management and dissemination of learning materials. We discussed experiences of projects that have used social sharing sites to disseminate resources and the benefits of doing so. We also looked at whether these beneficial features can be incorporated into conventional repository software. We hope to identify whether these approaches help address the technical, cultural and policy barriers to successful management and dissemination of learning materials.
The aims of the meeting were to:
The meeting picked up on issues raised by the UKOER programme and other initiatives which have used repositories to place materials on the open web or used web sites and tools such as Flickr, YouTube, iTunesU, WordPress to fulfill the role normally played by repository software.
Position papers were submitted before the event. Some of these were sumamrised and discussed during presentations on the day.