The third phase of the Academy/JISC UKOER programme

Academy/JISC Open Educational Resources Programme Phase 3

The UK Open Educational Resources initiative, led jointly by JISC and the Higher Education Academy on behalf of HEFCE, encompassed three year-long funded programmes of activity. Building on two previous phases (UKOER1, UKOER2) of work in 2011-12 (UKOER3) was designed to support the continued application of OER and related activity and processes to issues and challenges across the English HE (including HE in FE) sector and related areas.

Key Outputs:

Phase 3 encompassed a number of activities managed by JISC and the Higher Education Academy. These included:

Communications and dissemination work

Including updates to the UKOER Infokit and a series of institutional seminars.

OER Phase 3 "Themes" projects

These projects investigated the effectiveness of open practices in working towards particular strategic, policy and societal goals. Projects commenced on 17th October 2011, and ran for one year.

Lead InstitutionProject Project blogFunding
University of Oxford  Great Writers  X  £127,108
Southampton Solent University Opening Up a Future in Business X  £41,459
Doncaster College REaCTOR X  £195,000
De Montfort University HALS OER X  £199,982
University of the Arts, London ALTO UK X  £198,189
University of Nottingham  PARiS X  £139,286
University of Oxford Sesame X  £98,936
Coventry University COMC X  £51,899
Newcastle University PublishOER X  £153,334
University of Southampton FAVOR X  £144,294
University of Cambridge ORBIT  £200,000
Sheffield Hallam University Digital Futures in Teacher Education X  £196,672
University of Liverpool CORE-SET X  £126,276

UKOER rapid innovation projects

Short technical projects.

Evaluation and Synthesis project

Findings from all three phases of UKOER are fully documented at the E&S wiki, managed by a team led from Glasgow Caledonian University.

Support for institutional change

Included an institutional change academy project , support for embedding the findings from existing work and a set of projects developing materials for staff development regarding OER. 

Technical support led by JISC CETISIPR support led by the OER IPR project.

Other work associated with OER phase 3



Start date
17 October 2011
End date
19 October 2012
Strategic Themes