“HEFCE have written to JISC and the Higher Education Academy asking us to design a third phase of the successful UKOER programme. We plan for this one year programme to start later this year with a total value of around £4m. The programme is currently being designed to build on the sustainable practice identified in the first two stages, and to expand in new directions to link OER to other areas of work. Further details will be released at a later date.
As you know, this request builds on the success of two years of collaborative OER programmes, encompassing more than 80 institutions in more than 50 projects. Notable outputs include the OER infokit, the tools developed by the OER IPR Support team, the technology support project at CETIS and the ongoing Evaluation and Synthesis work. Materials released can be accessed via a variety of online services, and are represented in the UK national learning materials repository, Jorum.”