Celebrating ‘excellence’ was the highlight for the OER Research Hub project when they attended the OCWC conference in Slovenia – April 23-25. The project was selected as the recipient of the 2014 Open Research Award of Excellence (ACE) in recognition of “continued efforts to promote the importance of online and open education through the OER Research Hub” . This official recognition was made by the OCW Consortium Board of Directors and Awards Committee, and was presented to the OERRH research team on April 24th at a gala dinner reception at the OCWC conference.
At the conference, the researchers presented papers on OERRH research tools and findings : Rob Farrow discussed the OERRH’s Impact Map in his paper OER Impact: Collaboration, Evidence, Synthesis; Bea de los Arcos discussed teachers’ views on OER and students in: Flipping with OER: K12 teachers’ views of the impact of open practices on students. OERRH Open fellow, Leigh-Anne Perryman presented on OER in the context of two Open University OER projects in:The role of OER localisation in building a knowledge partnership for development: Comparing the TESSA and TESS-India teacher education projects.
Through its research, collaboration and dissemination activities, the OERRH has been working towards building a global picture of the impact of OER on learning and teaching practices.
It is with much excitement and gratitude to all its research collaborators that the OERRH receives this award!