Exercise 3.8 of #FLble1 asked us to use the list of curated lists of Open Educational Resources (OERs reproduced below) to look for and post an OER for discussion.
I posted my response in the comments but reproduce it here.
“I tried all the links looking for “control engineering” and found some materials from Sheffield (via Jorum) and the US (via MIT’s OCW) which looked like whole courses and a few textbooks via MERLOT. I’ll post the links here if there’s interest.
“Other observations: the [results of using the] XPERT search engine leaves a lot to be desired and I couldn’t find anything useful in the search results. Khan academy has no suitable materials because it seems to be aiming to cover the basics of maths, and computing. The OU has very good resources but you have to be lucky to find something specific (and they seem keen to highlight their television tie-ins). OER commons returned very little that was useful.
“In my personal use of OERs I’ve found YouTube to be the most useful source! So here’s a playlist by Brian Dougls that I have used: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUMWjy5jgHK3j74Z5Tq6Tso1fSfVWZC8L in my module EGLM03 Modern Control Systems. [I do this] by embedding a video into my VLE to provide another point of view [on a topic that is covered in an activity].
“To summarise, there is a problem of discovery for OERs. Reminds me a bit of the old days of the web where there were lots of curated sites and directories but no “Google” to search everywhere.”
Chris Jobling November 18th, 2015
In this 5 minute video I demonstrate using three features of my institution’s VLE to support a practical in micro-controller code development for a group design exercise. The VLE is Blackboard Learn which we brand as MyStudies.
In the learning activity, which is an introduction to software version control, I use a feature called “adaptive release” with a structured learning activity called a “learning module” with a formative quiz and content review.
The exercise itself has been adapted from Version Control With Git which is part of an open educational resource called Software Carpentry which is open source and released under a Creative Commons Attribution License. This license allows end-users to do anything with the resource so long as attribution to the original source is given.
Chris Jobling November 17th, 2015
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