Topic outline

  • General

    This Project aims to investigate the potential of migrating open content approaches in a range of disciplines across a number of different higher education institutions.

    Open content is an increasingly important area of educational development, however, previous work on the OpenLearn project at the Open University has observed that the conversion of existing materials into open content is a challenging and potentially resource-intense endeavour.

    We believe that learners at HEIs across England and the rest of the UK would benefit from more stand-alone educational resources designed for HE study that can be freely accessed. In addition the creation of new courses, whether campus-based or distance learning, could benefit from an enlarged pool of Open Content HE-level resources.

    The project will run from November 2007 until February 2009 and will be led by the University of Derby. The partner institutions currently working with the University of Derby on the POCKET project are: University of Bolton, Open University and the University of Exeter.

    This project is funded by JISC as part of their Repositories and Preservation Programme and there are a number of ongoing projects in this strand.