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OER and LabSpace: From OER content to OER community

28 June 2010
The Open University

Do you have interesting open educational resources (OER) which you would like to share and develop?

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Janet Dyson
15 June 2010

Organised by SCORE (the national Support Centre for Open Resources in Education ) in conjunction with the OU's elearning community (eLC) this free event will follow an OER activity theme with particular focus on past activity and future plans for LabSpace (

LabSpace is a Moodle based learning environment which has operated for the past three years as part of the OU's OpenLearn initiative, to encourage and support sharing, and in particular ‘remixing’ of open educational resources. This event will review what happens in LabSpace and explore its development into a sector-friendly sharing space. So, this is an event which is relevant to current LabSpace users and those who have not yet tried LabSpace for themselves. An option based on hands on activity in the afternoon, will supply pointers on how to get started, or to move existing LabSpace use to the next stage. 

The plenary sessions will share ideas around how LabSpace has been used and the techical developments underway, including rendering as ePub, MP3 and accessible DAISY talking books formats from the Autumn. We will draw on several examples from outside the OU to inspire and inform, including a presentation on JorumOpen - the rapidly expanding Creative Commons licensed national repository. (Find out more by visiting their site at Jorum).

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PLEASE REGISTER BY 22nd JUNE by emailing the booking form to
If you can't be there in person, note that plenary sessions will be recorded and available as web replays. 

Hope to see some of you there. Please circulate this information if you know others who would be interested in attending.

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