Open educational resources
Education for all has taken on a new meaning in the digital age. The internet has paved the way for a cultural revolution in which academics share their teaching materials online, for free.
Open educational resources (OER) can be anything from complete courses to recorded lectures, essay questions, discussion topics or reading lists. Teaching staff can 'pick and mix' these to suit their own purposes.
This spirit of collaborative working opens up higher education to a much wider audience, gives students and teachers greater access and raises the profile of the academics who create OER.
UCL is already committed to making all its research available online on UCL Discovery and has released some excellent learning resources through OER projects. With new supporting technologies on the horizon and national funding for UKOER, the potential is huge.
Find out about using OER at UCL in this video:
For advice on developing OER, contact E-Learning Environments (ELE).