version 1 – the story so far

Friday, February 21st, 2014 | peaer75p | No Comments

Version 1 (the beta-beta, as it’s been jokingly called) is out, and it’s great to see through link and pingbacks that it is already finding its audience.  If you are using any part of the text (whether linking to our wordpress, or remixing the content on your own site) please let us know!

Here are some places where you can find the text.  It’s already indexed in library catalogues at Wintec, Unitec, and U. Canterbury.  When we get issued our ISSN number, we’re sure that number will increase.

We’re also seeing links back to moodles and other internal teaching sites for both universities and high schools – if you’re using it in class, let us know how it goes!  It’s great to see media studies programs in high schools like Mount Aspiring College taking advantage of the nature of OERs to supplement existing texts.

We’re also grateful to everyone who has reblogged and reported on the release, from as far away as Poland to as nearby as Horowhenua College in Levin, to the NZ Association of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning [pdf] to the University of Auckland library blog, to  the Vancouver Island University OER Directory and the CCANZ List.

Using the text?  Add your name to this list!


Kudos Where Kudos Is Due

Sunday, November 17th, 2013 | peaer75p | No Comments

The weekend is done, and what an amazing weekend it was.  Massive progress was made and some key issues uncovered in regards to running a texthack.  We’ll be co-authoring a full report over the next few weeks, but right now, as the dust settles, I just wanted to give all due credit to Martina, Khin Wee, Sy, Colette, Hazel, Massimilliana, Jane and Richard for their time and hard work in the leadup and over the weekend.  I’d also like to give special thanks to Bernard, who kept all the notes and did all the housekeeping chores so we could keep writing.  Give them a virtual round of applause (and one day, we’ll figure out how to get chocolate and wine passed around inside a hangout!)