OpenLearn Create user stories

The following user stories illustrate how different individuals and organisations use OpenLearn Create to host their open educational resources. You may find these useful as you decide how you can make best use of this site to host your open online courses.

TESS-India

TESS-India

TESS-India is hosting all its open online resources on OpenLearn Create and has a feed of their courses from this site appearing on their main website. They have uploaded many teaching resources for each region of India and are using specialist staff at The Open University to publish their MOOC Enhancing teacher education through OER using OU Structured content, quizzes and a Statement of Participation.

TESS-India is working alongside the Indian government to use Open Educational Resources (OER) to achieve transformational change for teacher educators and teachers working in elementary and lower secondary schools. TESS-India is led by The Open University and funded by UK aid from the UK government.

TESSA

TESSA is an international research and development initiative which brings together teachers and teacher educators from across sub-Saharan Africa. It offers a range of materials as Open Educational Resources in four languages to support school based teacher education and training.

The Open University is supporting the TESSA project. It set up all the country pages and is uploading the content to the individual country pages using OU Structured Content. This means that learners using these materials can download them in suitable formats to use offline, especially useful when reliable internet access in Africa is not widespread

TESSA
Parkinson's UK

Parkinson's UK

Parkinson's UK collaborated in partnership with The Opening Educational Practices in Scotland project to produce their first open educational course called Understanding Parkinson's, based on materials they used in face to face workshops for Health and Social Care staff. OEPS worked with Parkinson's to identify the audience, purpose, learning outcomes and assessment methods and assisted with the editing of the materials.

The Open University uploaded the course materials to OpenLearn Create using OU structured content, set up the quizzes, badge and Statement of Participation. The course was piloted with a small group of targeted learners. Following the pilot Parkinson's UK approved the course for publicity and more learners have enrolled. Parkinson's UK are planning to develop further openly licenced courses for other audiences. A more detailed case study about this project can be read at Building an OER in partnership - Understanding Parkinson's.

DIY Learn

DIY Learn has published 10 practical modules from the NESTA DIY Toolkit on OpenLearn Create and plans to publish more. The Open University set up all the modules which have digital badges and a Statement of Participation for successful completion.

This project is run by the International Development Office at The Open University which partnered with Nesta and The Rockefeller Foundation to create DIY Learn, an online learning programme in innovation.

DIY Learn
Social Partnerships Networks

Social Partnerships Networks

The Open University's Social Partnerships Network has created six free badged open courses to support learners interested in a variety of fields who are new to higher education. The courses were set up to host materials published using OU structured content and also include quizzes, several badges and a Statement of Participation for each courses.

The Social Partnerships Network is a group of ten organisations that are committed to creating a more diverse higher education system. These courses were built by the Social Partnership Network as part of the National Network for Collaborative Outreach project funded by HEFCE.

OpenLearn Cymru

Building a portal on this site means using a designer and IT developers to create a bespoke site hosted by OpenLearn Create to meet the specific needs of the client.

The OpenLearn Cymru portal was developed by the OpenLearn Create team and offers a suite of open resources in Welsh for learners in Wales and beyond. The portal gives OpenLearn Cymru its own distinct OpenLearn identity and is hosted by OpenLearn Create. The OpenLearn Cymru team are planning to translate some of the popular OU Badged Open Courses into Welsh which will be hosted on the OpenLearn Cymru portal site.

OpenLearn Cymru

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