MMOER Project (Making More of Open Educational Resources)

Making the Most of Open Education (MMOER) Resources

February – April 2015
This project is set up as a piece of collaborative action research with adult tutors to explore the most effective ways of making use of open educational resources.


This is open to any tutor or curriculum manager at DALS – places are limited. The project will involve use of electronic resources but the only prior skills required will be the ability to access internet and save files.

About One Educational Resources
The term Open Educational Resource was first used by UNESCO in 2002 and has now been widely adopted across the world to describe educational resources which are licensed to enable others to use, adapt and share them. As a large amount of material is now available as OER this project will seek to explore how best it can be used by community educators.

This video offers  short introduction to the project from the coordinator.

DSC 0058 from alastair clark on Vimeo.

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Before starting the project please take 5 minutes to answer a very short questionnaire

Link to Questionnaire

The question

The project will seek to work with a group of  practitioners to answer:

How can tutors in Community Learning settings work most effectively to

  • find
  • adapt
  • adopt

existing Open Educational Resources to enrich their own delivery?

It is anticipated that the following sub questions will be addressed:

  • How can collaboration aid content search?-
  • How far do tutors currently have skills required for adaptation?
  • Which platforms are most effective for aggregation and presentation of resources?

The Method

This will involve use of Action Research as Continuous Professional Development  as set our by Jean McNiff.


We will seek out OERs and this will be one of our starting points  Open4US

It will be great to have some participants attend the conference in Cardiff. If that interests you then you can apply for a bursary to pay for your fees for attending BUT this you need to apply by 16 February at

Output 1 – OER15 Conference presentation

The results of the project will be presented in a paper at the national OER15 conference in Cardiff 14-15 April 2015.

OER15 Registration   (they normally pay  conference fee but you may be able to make a request for some contribution to travel and accommodation – mention that you are from Adult Community Learning)

Output 2 – sharing with colleagues

A chance to share experiences with colleagues at DALS through Moodle and possible F2F session.


Who are the coordinators?

The project will be coordinated and supported by Alastair Clark with technical support from Rod Paley from XTLearn



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