Hi Amber and all,
Just following on from David Kernohan's email below about the 'SMOOC' that has been in development in higher education in Wales.
Brief details of the SMOOC and other aspects of the Higher Education Wales OER/open practice initiative were given last year on the Higher Education Wales website.
My contact with it is as one of the Jisc RSC Wales representatives on a group advising Higher Education Wales on its overall OER/open practice initiative, and I'm afraid I don't have any more up to date details of its development at present.
A good person to get in touch with is the newly-appointed Project Manager for the Higher Education Wales OER/open practice initiative. She is Deborah Baff [log in to unmask] and I think is a member of this list.
Quite separately, but maybe of use:
There was a move last autumn (discussed on the champ-curriculum Jiscmail list) to look at a MOOC for FE college students preparing to move into HE (MOOCs4FE). They would have looked at the kind of 'study skills' areas you mention, but I believe the project hasn't progressed further. I also don't know whether it had any intention to involve OER. The person leading on it at the time was Tony Delahunty at College of North West London.
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From: Open Educational Resources [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of David Kernohan
Sent: 07 March 2014 10:43
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Subject: Re: preparing for undergraduate study
A team working in Wales is preparing a "SMOOC" in this area - if you contact Lis Parcell at Jisc RSC Wales she'll be able to give you an update regarding the open materials that the team have already gathered.
Also (not open, though) there is a FutureLearn MOOC on this topic, https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/preparing-for-uni which may be a useful source of inspiration regarding course structure.
And +1 regarding Viv Seiber's collection of resources - amazing stuff!
From: Open Educational Resources [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Thomas, Amber
Sent: 06 March 2014 18:46
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Subject: preparing for undergraduate study
Hi! Could you please point me to any openly licensed materials that support students preparing for undergraduate degrees? Study skills but also independent learning for those students away from home for possibly the first time.
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