Leeds Met opens up to online resources
The Leeds Met Press published titles, which were previously sold under license to other institutions who wished to adapt the materials for their own university, are now available as Open Educational Resources (OERs).
The collection includes popular resources such as 'In at the Deep End', a guide for colleagues starting their teaching careers in Higher Education, 'Writing and Using Good Learning Outcomes' and 'Hands-on Internationalisation'. Titles have been written by Leeds Met authors including Graham Gibbs, Phil Race, David Baum, Sally Brown, Simon Thomson and the Director of the University's Centre for Learning and Teaching, Ruth Pickford.
Professor Pickford commented: "The focus of the open education community has always been to make available resources from which others can benefit and we support the release and use of open educational resources as part of our commitment to providing a high quality learning experience. The Centre for Learning and Teaching believe that OER can be utilised alongside more traditional resource streams to enhance and enrich the student experience and as part of this we also recognise the value that some of our own work can be to others.
"The Leeds Met Press learning, teaching and assessment collection has been popular with our own staff and with staff around the world and we hope that by making these books and guides freely available under an open license we can increase accessibility & availability of the publications."