In implementing the Open Nottingham programme, the University of Nottingham has
strategically embraced an agenda of open-access to teaching.
With benefits such as efficiency savings, promotional opportunities and enhancement
of the student experience, Open Nottingham is designed to foster increased use,
reuse and publication of Open Educational Resources (OER) by staff and students
across the university.
It aims to improve the understanding of what impact OER has on teaching and learning
and to measure the effectiveness of open resources as a promotional tool.
Open Nottingham is centrally funded and has senior sponsorship, and long-term sustainability
is a key consideration in all developments. It is an established part of the University’s
Five Year Strategy and supports a number of the institution’s published objectives.
For example, the expansion of the institutional repository ‘U-Now’ is listed as
a goal under the Social Responsibility objective. Providing access to a rich supply
of resources has a direct impact on student satisfaction through the Excellence
in Education objective. Open Nottingham also feeds directly into the Internationalisation
strategy of Knowledge without Borders.
There are a number of initiatives that fall under the umbrella of Open Nottingham.
Some make use of formal creative commons or open source licensing; others adopt
a less formal, but equally open philosophy.
You can find out more about Open Nottingham by visiting the Open Nottingham website.
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