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What is web accessibility and why does it matter?

Posted by Saskia Watts on August 28, 2019

Laptop on a desk with coffee and cell phone. Accessibility is an issue that is becoming more and more prevalent in the modern world, with new technologies presenting new challenges. But what do we mean when we talk about this, and in particular, what do we mean by web accessibility?

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Where to find OER content

Posted by Saskia Watts on June 13, 2019

Lap top and desk top computerWith a number of different organisations offering a plethora of OER content, the sheer amount of choice can often be overwhelming. The OER Commons alone “provides a single point of access for over 30,000 items.” OER can also come in many forms: complete courses, single modules, textbooks, or even podcasts and videos. So where is the best place to start?

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What is OER and how does it differ from open access?

Posted by Saskia Watts on May 31, 2019

Students sit in a row studying. In 2002, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) first adopted the term open educational resources (OER), setting the scene for the learning landscape to embrace the reusing, revising, remixing, and redistributing of content. But in 2019, the use of OER in the UK is still very much localised, relying on specific projects for support.

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