The C-SAP project took place between April 2009-April 2010 and was part of UK-wide Open Educational Resources programme [UKOER]. Within the programme, JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee) and the Higher Education Academy were collaborating on the with the aim of enabling higher education institutions, consortia and individuals to share learning materials freely online. The programme supports universities and colleges in exploring processes and policies, intellectual property rights, cultural issues, technical requirements and data management issues. The C-SAP project has adopted a critical social science perspective on the processes of sharing digital educational resources, as well as related challenges. The project team has endeavoured to explore ways of making educational resources more “open” and less reliant on tacit pedagogic practice by using insights gained from the process of peer review and social science knowledge production.
Within this website you will find a range of resources, which were developed as part of the project rationale (see about the project for more details). These inlcude:
We hope that the resources available, produced as on outcome of our pilot project, will offer practitioners the opportunity to explore their understanding of 'open' educational resources. Although these tools were created under the aegis of a pilot programme, we also hope that they offer a stable base for enhancing the range of 'open' module mappings available. We encourage anyone to use the tool for their own needs, with the guidance provided, and with the understanding that as a beta tool there may be minor issues with functionality on different platforms.