Month: November 2014

Ethics, Openness and the Future of Education #opened14

By popular demand, here are my slides from today’s presentation at Open Education 2014.  All feedback welcome and if this subject is of interest to you then consider checking out the OERRH Ethics Manual and the section on ethics (week 2) of our Open Research course.

Making OER Mainstream in Schools

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(A guest post from Josie Fraser – thanks Josie!)

I’m delighted to have been invited to keynote at OER15 – the Open Educational Communities annual international conference, taking place in Cardiff in April 2015. I’m very much looking forward to spending some time in the Welsh capital talking to, and learning from, an inspiring group of educators. This year’s conference theme – ‘Mainstreaming Open Education’, is also integral to approach I’ve been taking in my work for Leicester City Council, and to the Open Education Schools Guidance work we’ve just released.

In Leicester, I head up the technology strand of the council’s Building Schools for the Future (BSF) Programme – rebuilding and refurbishing 23 secondary and special education schools, which support approximately 20,000 learners, mostly between the ages of 11-16. I work with the BSF team to make sure that the schools get open to time and to…

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JiME Reviews Dec 2014

Here is the latest list of books available for review from JiME.  if you’re interested in reviewing any of the following then get in touch with me through Twitter or via rob.farrow [at] open.ac.uk to let me know which volume you are interested in and some of your reviewer credentials.

Reviews will be due at the end of February 2015.


  • Jude Carroll (2015). Tools for Teaching in an Educationally Mobile World. Routledge: Abingdon. link
  • Seth Giddings (2014). Gameworlds: Virtual Media and Children’s Everyday Play. Bloomsbury Academic. link
  • Ian Gilbert (2014). Why do I need a teacher when I’ve got Google? [2nd ed.]. Routledge: Abingdon. link
  • Wanda Hurren & Erika Hasebe-Ludt (eds.) (2014). Contemplating Curriculum – Genealogies, Times, Places. Routledge: London and New York.  link
  • Phyllis Jones (ed.) (2014).  Bringing Insider Perspectives into Inclusive Learner Teaching – Potentials and challenges for educational professionals. Routledge: London and New York. link
  • Stavroula Kalogeras (2015). Transmedia Storytelling and the New Era of Media Convergence in Higher Education. Palgrave Macmillan: London. link
  • David Killick (2015). Developing the Global Student: Higher education in an era of globalization. Routledge: London and New York. link
  • Piet A. M. Kommers, Pedro Isaias & Tomayess Issa (2015). Perspectives on Social Media – a yearbook. Routledge: London and New York. link
  • Marilyn Leask & Norbert Pachler (eds.) (2014).  Learning to Teach Using ICT in the Secondary School – A companion to school experience.  Routledge: London and New York. link
  • Angela McFarlane (2015). Authentic Learning for the Digital Generation – realising the potential of technology in the classroom. Routledge: Abingdon. link
  • Jill Porter (ed.) (2015). Understanding and Responding to the Experience of Disability. Routledge: London and New York. link
  • Steven Warburton & Stylianos Hatzipanagos (eds.) (2013). Digital Identity and Social Media.  IGI Global: Hershey, PA.  link
  • Etienne Wenger-Trayener, Mark Fenton-O’Creevy, Steven Hutchinson, Chris Kubiak & Beverly Wenger-Trayner (eds.) (2015). Learning in Landscapes of Practice-Based Learning. Routledge: Abingdon. href=”http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138022195/” target=”_blank”>link
  • Simone White & Michael Corbett (eds.) (2014). Doing Educational Research in Rural Settings. Methodological issues, international perspectives and practical solutions. Routledge: Abingdon.  link