on 19th April 2013
It’s a good feeling to go away from a conference inspired by innovative ideas and insights from leading practitioners. The OER13 conference in Nottingham provided lots of practical illustrations about how the higher and further education communities are using and sharing open educational resources (OER). Here are a few personal highlights and musings from myself, and Sarah Currier (Jorum Service Manager), followed by a quick canvas around the Jorum team to find out what they found most helpful.
Sarah’s personal highlights...
For me, OER13 was a cracker of a conference from Jorum's perspective. The team was lucky to be able to go en masse and my goodness, I was pleased we were all...
Posted by Sarah Currier
on 20th March 2013
NB: As at our "go live to DSpace 1.8" date 20 March 2013, Jorum Deposit is down due to some issues with transferring Shibboleth authentication over to our new server - we'll let you know as soon as it is back up. In the meantime you can read below about our move to 1.8 and all the goodies it is bringing
I don't know about you, but I've never had a free upgrade on a flight, except for one time on a short-haul budget plane, where the main difference was that I got cake with my evening snack, and those behind the magic curtain didn't. That actually made me feel kinda bad.
Well, we're not elitist here. Today, Jorum is upgrading all of you, for free, from a rickety ancient version of our...
on 7th March 2013
Jorum Powered offers simple solutions for publishing, promoting and managing your Open Educational Resources (OER) – all supported, maintained and powered by Jorum.
It’s a wonderful time to be part of the Jorum community. Our exciting new user interface is scheduled for release soon, providing contributors and other users with an improved search, preview, reporting and of course, the new Jorum API. Our recent blog:
Jorum has just got a whole lot beta, provides more details about this upgrade and further information will be featured in a forthcoming blog.
The Jorum ‘core offer’, which is free to all, enables users across the sector to find and share OER, thanks to funding from...
Posted by Louise Egan
on 24th January 2013
After months of background planning, coordination and general hard work, we are extremely pleased to release today our new Jorum Beta.
The Beta site demonstrates our new and improved Jorum search, preview and reporting interfaces (including our new API). Please note the site includes real OERs from Jorum, but it is a bit behind the live service, so OERs shared very recently in Jorum might not be found here.
The Beta also integrates and improves on what we originally envisaged as the Jorum Dashboard for usage data. Finally, the Beta gives developers options to grab and use Jorum content and data via our new API. Please note the usage data available in the Beta reports are dummy data...
Posted by Jackie Carter
on 19th December 2012
Jackie Carter - Jorum Director
As the year draws to a close, I thought it timely to draw together some of the highlights from the year, reflecting on a period of significant change and activity for Jorum. To do this I turned to the Jorum Steering Group - a veritable bunch of wise men and women - who have kindly provided some (gold) nuggets for this blog post.
This is my solstice offering to the Jorum team, and a thanks to them all for their incredibly hard work over the last 12 months. It’s not quite frankincense and myrrh - but a recognition that whilst not all things of value are tangible it is important to capture the progress we are making together.
In 2012 we've needed to...