The project:

This Open Education project has two main strands:

  • We are developing an e-book which will be a collection of university academics’ narratives about their experiences of learning and teaching in their discipline.
  • We are engaging with institutional policy surrounding OER resources as well afunding OERs.

Project team:

This project is a partnership between UCL (lead partner) and Hedera (HE Development, Evaluation). Team members are

Dr. Jane Hughes, Project Co-Manager, was the CPD4HE project director.  She led the Learning Technologies Programme in the UCL Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching (CALT) and taught on UCL’s accredited PGCLTHE and MA Education programme. She has served on a number of institutional committees including UCL Quality Management and Enhancement Committee. She publishes on e-learning and computer-mediated communication and is a regular presenter at learning technologies conferences.

Dr. Colleen McKenna, Project Co-Manager has taught and published in the area of digital literacies. She led the Academic Communication Programme at UCL from 2000-2011 and has researched and lectured in the areas of digital literacies, academic practice, e-assessment and Irish literature. She taught on the UCL PGCLTHE and MA Education programmes and she participated in CPD4HE JISC project – both as a module contributor and a member of the Steering Group. She has also been a member of steering groups for JISC and ESRC projects in digital literacies and online learning practices.  With Dr Jane Hughes, she is a founding member of Hedera LLP, an HE consultancy partnership and together they are currently consultants responsible for resource development for the JISC/HEA Disciplinary Thinking  OER project led by the University of Bath.


Dr. Ulrich Tiedau, Project Director, is a senior lecturer in UCL’s Department of Dutch, and a learning technologist. He has worked on and across the borders of humanities and information and communication technologies for most of his professional life and published widely on Belgian, Dutch and German history, as well as on distance education and information science. He is Web Publications Editor for ALT and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He took part in the pilot phase of JISC’s and the Academy’s OER programme in 2009/10, led the Digital Humanities Phase 2 project and was a member of the CPD4HE project team.


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