The Benefits of Sharing

Posted on March 23rd, 2011 by Joss Winn

The benefits of sharing. Why are teachers sharing research, teaching and learning resources and how to share at Lincoln.

Notes for the PGCE Module 4: Developing HE Teaching Practice/UL Teaching Award: ‘Lecturers as Learners’

  1. What are teachers sharing?
  2. Creative Commons
  3. Why share your resources? Why not?
  4. Why use other teachers’ resources? Why not?
  5. How to find other teachers’ resources
  6. How to share your resources (at the University of Lincoln)
  7. Student as Producer and sharing as pedagogy



JISC OER Programme (1)

JISC OER Programme (2)


Lincoln Academic Commons

JISC OER Infokit

JISC CETIS Briefing Paper

SCORE: OER Support Centre

WikiEducator OER Handbook

Good Intentions

Planning to Share versus Just Sharing

Finding OERs


Open University Open Learn

MIT OpenCourseWare

Nottingham U-Now

Leeds MET Repository

Student as Producer

“A mass intellect in commons…”


Adventures in Wikipedia

Reflections on the use of Wikipedia in the classroom

Wikipedia School and University Projects


A brief guide to the Lincoln Repository

Posted on October 4th, 2010 by Joss Winn
The Lincoln Repository leaflet

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A Snapshot of Open Access at the University of Lincoln

Posted on July 29th, 2010 by Joss Winn

Just six months ago, we noted that we’d reached a milestone with the deposit of over 1000 items in the repository. Today, we can see from the graph below, that we’ve doubled this figure, thanks to the work of Rosaline, Bev and Jill in the Library, who are tireless advocates for the repository among academic staff and keen cataloguers, too. Each faculty now has a representative on the repository Steering Group and from September, all staff are required to deposit their research in the repository. It’s worth noting that the repository began its life as a JISC-funded project which ended in April 2008. You can see from the graph that in our case, the end of the project marked the start of its use, taking a further year to really take off. People, processes, committees, approvals, allocation of time and money were all factors in the quiet period of 08/09 but once agreed, confirmed and in place, deposits have sky-rocketed. It will be interesting to see at what point deposits slow to something more sustainable after this initial burst, as can be seen from the activity around Leicester’s repository, for example.

A snapshot of the rate of deposits 29/07/2010

This image was created by ROAR, The Registry of Open Access Repositories