Today’s Open Education Week focus at the OER Research Hub (OERRH) is on our OER Impact Map.
This Map helps our project aggregate and filter data that relates to our research hypotheses.The concept of the Impact Map (formerly called the OERRH Evidence Hub) has been popular with members of the OER community who have identified a need for a place where information about OER impact can be retained and recalled but which also provides a ‘sensemaking’ service which contextualises and compares data across cohorts and in relation to international context. Find out more about the rationale behind the Impact Map.
To participate in building a global picture of OER impact, members of the OER community are invited to tell the world about their OER work by: adding evidence; adding projects; adding policies to the Map. Find out how you can contribute to the OER Impact Map.
If you find yourself intrigued by the map’s functionality and design then you are not alone! You may wish to get a behind-the-scenes look at it’s development. The good news is: throughout its development, the Map’s designer, Martin Hawksey, has been charting and sharing the thinking behind its various stages. You can catch up with this here and here