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Finding TIGER Open Educational Resources (OERs)

You are looking for materials on learning interprofessionally.

There are 3 main ways to find resources in the TIGER repository.

  1. Web search
  2.  
  3. Repository search
    • Basic search for TIGER OERs
    • You can use the search box in the top right corner of every page.

      You are searching titles, keywords, metadata (describing the resource) and also the contents of the documents where possible. The repository software (DSpace) looks through all of the resources and where it finds one that it can read, it adds the full text to the search index.

      In the example screencast below, we are looking for OERs related to 'diabetes' so this in entered into the text box and then the 'Go' button is clicked

      You are then taken to the 'Search Results' page. There are some options at the top for sorting your results. Below this the cover for each OER is shown to allow you to choose quickly by title - clicking on the image takes you to the page for that resource. In the lower region of the page the information is presented in list format with further details to help you choose the resource you want - clicking on the title takes you to the page for that resource.

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    • Advanced search for TIGER OERs
    • The advanced search can be found underneath the basic search in top right.

      It allows you to narrow down your search results to get you to the resouces you want in less time.

      In the example screencast below, we are looking for OERs related to 'diabetes'. Entering this into the first text box on the advanced search page gives us the same results as a basic search.

      You may wish to narrow your search to a particular area of interest.

      There is a 'Search Scope' drop-down menu at the top of the page - by default this searches 'All of TIGER'. In order to choose an area of interest, first of all you need to select 'TIGER OERs' as the search scope from the drop-down and click the 'Go' button. The repository software is set-up in such a way that you could have many top level 'Communities' and you need to choose one of these first. After doing this, the areas of interest appear in the dropdown - you can pick from the following:

      1. Introduction to IPE / Basic Team Working.
      2. Interprofessional Team Working.
      3. Complex team working in professional practice.
      4. Beyond Registration.

      In the example, we search for 'diabetes' in the first area and receive no results. We then search in the second area and do recieve some results. By adding further terms in the other text boxes the results can be narrowed down even further. We add the term 'wikis' which searches for OERS in the current search scope with the terms 'diabetes' AND 'wikis'.

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  5. Browsing
  6. The TIGER project has classified the Open Educational Resources under four areas.

    On the front page you can select one of these which takes you to the browse page for that area.

    There is a 'Recent Submissions' sections where you can see recently added OERs for that area and above this there is some browse options. You can browse by issue date (the date associated with the resource), Authors, Titles and Subjects (keywords).

    The browse results have a similar layout to the search results and each area has a browse page.

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OER formats - Xerte

We are providing the OERs in the Xerte format. Information about the format (and the project) can be found here http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/xerte/. The aim of this help is to offer advice about what you can do with these resources.

The resources in Xerte format are distributed in a .zip file - in a normal Xerte format or a SCORM1.2 compliant format.

The resources were created using Xerte Online Toolkits (XOT) and the zip files were exported through the export page on the toolkit.

How do you repurpose/edit these?

  1. You could import them into your local/institutional XOT - there are some straightforward instructions here.
  2. You could use the Desktop version of Xerte.

How do you use these?

  1. You could import them into your local/institutional VLE.
  2. You can download the .zip file, unzip it somewhere and click on index.htm to play the resource locally.
 

OER formats - WimbaCreate

We are providing the OERs in the WimbaCreate format. Information about the format and tool can be found here http://www.wimba.com/products/wimba_create. The aim of this help is to offer advice about what you can do with these resources.

The resources in WimbaCreate format are distributed in a .zip file.

How do you repurpose/edit these?

WimbaCreate is a proprietary/closed product. You need a copy of Microsoft Word and the WimbaCreate add-in installed to create these resources. There is still value in releasing resources in this way because the .zip file is standalone so you can edit the content therein and we provide the 'raw' documents and all the embedded resources to be downloaded and re-used individually.

How do you use these?

  1. You could import them into your local/institutional VLE.
  2. You can download the .zip file, unzip it somewhere and click on index.htm to play the resource locally.
 

OER formats - epub

We are providing the OERs in the epub format. Information about the format can be found here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EPUB. The aim of this help is to offer advice about what you can do with these resources.

The resources in epub format are distributed with the .epub extension.

How do you repurpose/edit these?

We used the Calibre software that can be found here http://calibre-ebook.com/ along with the guide from the OTTER project that can be found here http://www2.le.ac.uk/projects/oer/oers/beyond-distance-research-alliance/oers/epub-guide/Creatingandformattingepub-1.pdf

How do you use these?

  1. You can view these with any device software that will read the epub format.
  2. If you use the Firefox browser there is a helpful add-on available that lets you view epub format within Firefox. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/epubreader/