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We invite you to register your interest to participate in a free 2-day interactive workshop run by the Great Writers Inspire project. Our ‘Engage’ workshop for teachers (HE, FE, 6th form) and learners will take place on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th April at Oxford University Computing Services in the centre of Oxford.
The Great Writers Inspire project will release digital learning content with a literary theme: lectures, electronic texts and ebooks plus background contextual resources will be made available under an open content licence making them free for reuse in education worldwide.
‘Engage’ will offer discussion of teaching approaches in literature in HE, 6th form and distance learning settings and explore how digital resources can be used to enhance the teaching and learning experience. Participants will have plenty of hands-on time to interact with the Great Writer Inspire resources and provide a steer on their development. The Oxford academics supporting the project will lead a debate on ‘What is a Great Writer?’, and we will also help to clear up some of the misunderstanding around copyright and reuse by increasing your open content literacy. An outline of the programme is below:
DAY 1 Thursday 19th April 2012, midday start
|Arrive for registration and lunch at OUCS|
|Welcome and introductions, ice breaker|
|Introducing Great Writers Inspire – digital resources with a literary theme free for reuse in education worldwide|
|Ways of using Great Writers Inspire –participants explore, engage and offer feedback|
|Exploring eBooks on computer and mobile devices – how can these be used in teaching and learning?|
|Making it easy to reuse digital resources in teaching – become open content literate|
|Early evening tour of the Bodleian Library|
DAY 2 Friday 20th April 2012, 9.30 am start
|What is a great writer? What is a great text?
Oxford academics share their thoughts and invite discussion and debate
|How do you engage with Great Writers? How do you engage students/learners with writers and literature? How do you inspire them?|
|Building collections – participants have the opportunity to discover reusable digital resources and create collections|
|Building collections continued|
|Presentations of collections developed|
|Wrap up, evaluation and follow-up|
We will be recording parts of the event and short interviews (vox pops) and these will be made available on the Great Writers site under the following licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/.
The workshop is free, meals will be provided over the 2 days and there are some funds available to cover travel and accommodation for those travelling from a distance. We will be sending participants some information beforehand to think about, and you will be asked to come prepared to share your experiences, engage with other participants and help us make the workshop as productive as possible. Participants will be given the opportunity to create a collection of resources which can be used in the future. There will be presentation time to share these collections and the issues they address with the group, plus an expectation to create at least one blog post reflecting on the event.
If you would like to attend then please let us know as soon as possible by completing the short registration form (http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TKCDC8K). We have limited numbers and we will let you know if you have a place.