In 2009 the UK Higher Education Academy funded a Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (GEES) Subject Centre project ‘C-change in GEES: Open Licensing of Climate Change and Sustainability Resources in the Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences’ via the HE Academy / JISC Open Educational Resources (OER) Programme. A small amount of resource was used to see if we could update the UKESCC Authorware materials for contemporary platforms. Two modules, Rock Deformation and Using a Compass-Clinometer, were successfully converted and are now on Open Access via:-
Rock Deformation http://resources.jorum.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/7041
Using a compass-clinometer http://resources.jorum.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/7065
The two packages are both web based resources, so they need to be uploaded onto a server or an intranet in order to run properly. Downloading the zip file or downloading the package gives the same materials (except the package has a manifest showing what is in the zip file).
N.b. Some of the original materials were presented in ways that the new software could not handle and conversely the new progam has capabilities not present in the original.
Thanks to Alan Boyle and Peter Williams at Liverpool for undertaking this exercise.
Dr J R Andrews
Chair, Geological Society Higher Education Network
School of Ocean and Earth Science
University of Southampton
National Oceanography Centre