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OER on staff profiles?

A quick introduction, an inevitable plug for my lightning talk at the conference next week and a question for the community.

So, I am Nick Sheppard, Repository Developer at Leeds Metropolitan University. I also sit on the committee of UKCoRR (UK Council of Research Repositories) and on the Jorum Steering Group. I am particularly interested in potential synergies between Open Access to research and OER (and Open Education more generally) and my lightning talk (at 11.00 am next Wednesday!) is entitled Libraries, OA research and OER: towards symbiosis? (see here for full abstract)

And the question:

Are you aware of examples of OER included on staff profiles at UK HE institutions?

Off the top of my head I am only aware of Bebop at the University of Lincoln* (HumBox also incorporates nice user profiles but that is subject based rather than institutional, not sure about EdShare?)

* “the Bebop plugin has provided a way for staff to publish a curated list of their teaching resources, which can be displayed on their official Staff Directory profile”

It is increasingly important for research staff to have an online profile that lists their research outputs (and ideally links to an accessible version of the full text) so why not OER? Perhaps there are lots of good examples of folk doing this, if you know of any please let me know!

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