SCORE Fellowships

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Teaching Fellowship

Applications for a SCORE Teaching Fellowship will be accepted anytime up until 31st July 2011. All fellowships need to be completed by 30th June 2012.

A central part of SCORE is its fellowship scheme. Fellowship 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.

Proposals for teaching fellowships related to open educational resources (OER) in the following themed areas are invited for this call:

  • Sustainability and impact
  • E-Assessment
  • Curriculum and Learning design
  • Quality assessment and evaluation
  • Digital scholarship
  • Postgraduate research training
  • Teaching and learning for mathematics
  • Graphical resources

Based flexibly at the OU in Milton Keynes, fellows can draw on the OU’s expertise in creating, sharing and using OER. They will receive support from the SCORE team, mentors and the OU’s OER fellowship community, which includes the Open Learning Network (OLnet international fellows).

Fellowships are open to anyone working at a Higher Education Institution in the UK. Successful applicants from English HEIs will receive a grant to contribute towards the time they spend on the fellowship project.

Short term Fellowship

Short-term Fellowships are designed for those with little or no experience of Open Educational Resources (OER). They provide a practical grounding in OER covering both creation and use.

A short-term Fellowship consists of:

  • OER Basics: 10 hours of guided independent study
  • Residential Course: A one week intensive residential course with a strongly practical emphasis
  • OER Application: Action and reflection following the Residential Course.
  • Impact Assessment: Identification of changes resulting from Fellow’s OER work

Short-term Fellows bring resource materials with them to the Residential Course and use them as the basis for published OER. They also work in groups to create new courses built around OER. By the end of the week they have the skills and confidence to engage in further OER work both as creator and user. Following the Residential Course Fellows continue to receive support through SCORE while they plan and start to implement OER activity within their institution. The Fellowship concludes with a report that reflects on what has been learnt and outlines planned future OER activities.