Jorum Blog

It's a goodbye from me, and a goodbye from her: A festive farewell from Sarah Currier and Jackie Carter

Posted by Siobhán Burke on 20th December 2013

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As 2013 comes to end, we celebrate a banner year for Jorum, with a whole new interface and feature set rolled out, new collections available, and some exciting projects under way, including collaborations with the College Development Network in Scotland, the University of Leeds, and Creative Commons. And there is more coming in 2014, including a major Jisc initiative to provide easy discovery and use of further education resources for teachers and students in colleges across the UK.

We also say goodbye to two key figures behind Jorum’s successes. Jackie Carter and Sarah Currier are both moving on to new adventures, leaving behind an OER service that has developed to address user...
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Opening up routes to Jisc FE content - a new project for Mimas

Posted by Louise Egan on 20th December 2013

Early next year Mimas will embark on an exciting new Jisc-funded project within Further Education (FE). It’s a big project so we wanted to inform the community early, as we’ll need your help and guidance too - especially FE Colleges and the Jisc Regional Support Centres (RSC).

The overarching aim of this new, Jisc funded project is to support the FE and Skills sector by harnessing existing Jisc content and infrastructure, and to develop accessible and flexible routes to relevant open content without further cost to FE. This project complements the work of the Jisc FE and Skills development and resources programme.

Project Vision:

To provide teaching practitioners within the...

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Building a library for Information & Digital Literacy Skills

Posted by Siobhán Burke on 26th November 2013

Today, Jorum launches its long-awaited Information and Digital Literacy Skills Collection. This follows the successful creation earlier this year of a collection for Research Data Management (RDM) resources as a result of our involvement in the Jisc-funded DaMSSI-ABC project and demonstrates again how Jorum responds to the needs of its users. The new collection will improve discovery and usage of these resources, which we hope will encourage more sharing and re-use within the sector.

Information Literacy

Why did we create the collection?

It was obvious from feedback received from the Jorum community that the existing classifications for Further and Higher Education, based on LearnDirect and JACS...

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Do you want to share your experiences of using resources in Jorum?

Posted by Louise Egan on 6th November 2013

Jorum Evidence Base

Do you want to share your experiences of using resources in Jorum?
If so, we would like to hear from you.

We are working with Evidence Base at Birmingham City University to create a series of case studies about Jorum. So, if you have used Jorum and would be willing to share your experiences of using and sharing Open Educational Resources (OERs), we want to hear from you.

The information will be collected via a short interview, which will be written up as a case study for the Jorum website. The interviews should take approximately 30 minutes via telephone or Skype.

If you are willing to be interviewed, please leave your details in our very short survey: Read more

Supporting Open Access week - discovering content and its use

Posted by Louise Egan on 22nd October 2013


It’s that week in the year- Open Access week, where we all come together internationally to support in the sharing of open content across the globe.

Now, here at Jorum we support that ethos all year round, but it is always wonderful to see just how this global event; now in it’s 6th year, brings the importance of sharing content to the fore.

The Jorum team have been working on a number of projects over the last year, to promote and share OER, which has included a number of new initiatives and service updates.

A New Beginning For Jorum

Jorum website

On 5th September, we released a new, updated and refreshed Jorum website. Easy to use search functionality makes discovering content...

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