The HEFCE/HEA/JISC OER programme
Discussion and presentation about the March call
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27 February 2009
David Kernohan described the JISC call. The aim is to generate sustaining projects that embed with organisations
The programme is in pilot phase for 1 year but the pilot will be fairly significant in terms of funding and aims to have an impact.
Promotion of the activity will be backed up with support to try to increase the profile. Openness in itself can be a trigger for profile raising.
Line between producing and repurposing - can be problematic. This is intentional to focus on that part of the workflow and to distinguish from other funding opportunities.
Definitions of open content - is it enough to be beyond openly available to the public, or must it be for other developers to use.
Andy's answer - this can be distracting to concentrate on terminology. It does depend on what the user communities think. Need to be able to provide freedoms for use rather than just free availability.
Dealing with requests to reuse can be costly - Creative Commons can help solve that.