Sharing Practice; Open Approaches to Teaching and Learning

Sharing Practice; Open Approaches to Teaching and Learning is a one day event, taking place in the Main Admin Building, Brayford, on 21st June, 9.30-4.00. The event will be showcasing the best practice in open education and open educational resources (OER) at Lincoln, including sharing outputs from the HEA/JISC funded project ‘Embedding OER Practice’ which is currently ongoing. For more details about the project and to book a place on the Sharing Practice event please go to

Keynote speakers are Steve Stapleton, Open Learning Support Officer, University of Nottingham, talking on Integrating ‘open’ throughout the University, the Open Nottingham story, and Paul Andrews Head of the Centre for Digitally Enhanced Learning (CDEL), Newport University, Wales, talking on OER Signposts: Tools and Techniques for getting started. There will also be presentation from Pam Locker – Principle Teaching Fellow from the School of Architecture – who is the creative force behind the Pencils and Pixels resource – if you ever wanted to draw but felt you didn’t know where to begin – then these instructional videos are for you. After Pam, Jose Gonzales Rodriguez, Reader from School of Life Sciences, will be demonstrating Chemistry FM, a full first year module which has been licensed as an OER – is you ever thought chemistry was not for you then this is guaranteed to change your mind. The event will close with a Question and Answer Plenary with Steve Stapleton, Paul Andrews and other presenters.

Embedding OER Practice’ is running in parallel with an HE Change Academy strand.   On the one hand we’re looking at promoting the philosophy and practice of OER  while on the other we are looking at ensuring the sustainability of project outcomes. When the project comes to an end the practice of sharing open educational practice continues.  The aim the day is to provide time and space to begin wider discussions around open education and the use of open educational resources.