This is Beck Pitt from the OER Research Hub with an update on our four-week Open Research course which will open for sign-up on School of Open on Monday 25 August 2014. The course itself will begin on Monday 15 September and look at open research, ethics, dissemination and reflection.
Some of you might remember seeing our course feature for community review (see here) a couple of months back… Thanks again to everyone who offered feedback and suggestions; we really appreciated your input. I’m now super excited to announce that we now have a draft version of the course available on School of Open, which you can view here.
There are a few minor things left to go in (e.g. our team photo!) but otherwise we’re almost set. If you have any feedback, suggestions or thoughts before we open for sign-up and begin to promote the course (w/c 8/25), please don’t hesitate to get in touch… Thanks so much!
Finally, there were a couple of questions that I hoped the community could offer thoughts on:
Whilst we were finalising the course and discussing the assets (video and audio) that we created, we questioned how accessible these were. For example, here at the Open University (where the OER Research Hub is based) we have alternative descriptions of all images, transcripts for our audio and video or give alternatives etc. We are hoping to create video/audio transcripts etc. for future iterations of the course but I wondered if anyone had any suggestions, thoughts or experiences…
As noted above, we’ll be kicking off promotion of the course around 25 August 2014. We want to ensure that we don’t miss anyone out so I’d be really grateful for any suggestions (e.g. research group mailing lists) that people think would be a great place to advertise the course.
Thanks in advance and sending all best wishes