Score Project

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About the Score Project

SCORE is based at the Open University and funded by HEFCE as a three year project (2009-2012) to support individuals, projects, institutions and programmes across the higher education sector in England as they engage with creating, sharing and using open educational resources (OER).

SCORE aims to:

  • disseminate skills for populating and maintaining open content sites;
  • build evidence of the impact of open educational resources in higher education;
  • support the establishment of a legal framework to address IP/rights management issues;
  • support the creation of common standards for the design of content and sites, facilitating exchange of materials across the sector;
  • deepen sector-wide understanding of the needs and behaviours of users of open content material, and disseminate national and international research findings;
  • facilitate engagement of UK OER activities within international developments, particularly the Open Courseware Consortium and the European MORIL Project.

SCORE draws on the OU's experience from a range of successful OER projects, including OpenLearn which by April 2008 had published 5,400 learning hours of course content in the LearningSpace and 8100 hours in LabSpace (an area allowing easy remixing, translation and redeposit by registered users). The OER published covers a full range of Open University subject areas from introductory to postgraduate level. All of this content is available for reuse by learners and teachers under an open license.

The SCORE project will extend this collection, reflecting sector priorities in its selection of new material and support individuals, projects and institurtions in publishing into LabSpace and dissemination across other collections and repositories.

SCORE Fellowships

A central part of SCORE is its two fellowship schemes, the Short Term Fellowship Residential Course and the SCORE Teaching Fellowships. We expect to fund 36 fellowship projects between 2010 and 2012. Fellows work is expected to inform, influence and impact on OER policy and practice across the higher education sector. Projects may be ‘stand-alone’ or involve collaborations with other fellowship projects to address important themes in OER activity.

SCORE Events

The SCORE project provides events, seminars and workshops to give OER support to Higher Education Institutes at every level of expertise for example Introduction to OER and Institutional Strategies for OER

OER online

Videos of how to create online training by Curtis Bonk
Surgery 101 podcasts on surgical topics for medical students by the Department of Surgery, University of Alberta
MIT Blossoms MIT Blossoms provides free and openly licensed video repository about math and science.

For further details about the project see the SCORE website

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