40 days to let you see the impact of the OER Programme #ukoer [day 1]

One of my favourite subjects at school was Graphic Communication, which in those days was techie drawing with some other stuff. For as long as I can remember I’ve been interested in how data is presented, in fact the very first comment I got on this blog was from Tony Hirst after mentioning his Visual […]

OER Visualisation Project: Adding a bit of SPARQL to make a UKOER map [day 2] #ukoer #ooher

I’m not intending on blogging about the OER Visualisation Project but I’ve got a new piece in the jigsaw worth sharing. Below should be an embedded map of JISC/HEA funded OER projects (well half of them anyway. If you visit the Yahoo Pipe which was used to generate this there are 51 projects listed but […]

OER Visualisation Project: Processing a resource feed to find frequency using Google Spreadsheets [day 3] #ukoer #ooher

I’m really not intending on posting each  day … honest (although some people would like that ;), but here’s another quick hack for getting a feed post frequency using Google Spreadsheets. Looking down Phil Barker’s UKOER pilot phase sources list (and getting over the shock of limited full repository feeds <sigh>) I noticed that Leeds […]

OER Visualisation Project: Adding a bit of OAI-PMH collecting activity data in Google Spreadsheets [day 5] #ukoer #ooher

I told you I wasn’t intending on posting every day 😉 Yesterday ended up being quite frustrating with a number of dead-ends. It all started following on from Processing a resource feed to find frequency using Google Spreadsheets where I took Leeds Metropolitan University’s Repository feed from Yahoo Pipes to get activity data into a […]

OER Visualisation Project: Beginnings of linking data from PROD to Google Spreadsheet and early fruit [day 8] #ukoer

One of my ambitions from Day 1 of the OER Visualisation project was to start linking PROD data in to Google Spreadsheets. Whilst this was primarily designed to help me with the project after speaking to some of the JISC/JISC CETIS people it sounds like it would help them and others.   Here’s a spreadsheet which […]

OER Visualisation Project: Exploring UKOER/JORUM via OAI with Google Refine and visualising with Gource [day 11]

I should start with the result so that you can see if it’s worth doing this: The video shows the deposits from institutions and Subject Centres to Jorum tagged ‘ukoer’ from January 2009 to November 2011. In total over 8,000 deposits condensed into 5 minutes (there are more records, but these were the ones that […]

OER Visualisation Project: Data Driven Journalism [day 16] #ukoer

By my calculation it’s day 16 of the OER Visualisation Project. Since day 11 and the Jorum UKOER ‘snowflake’ visualisation I’ve been going back to the refined data and trying to validate the set and understand the information it contains better. One of the things I did was upload the data from Google Refine to […]

OER Visualisation Project: What I know about #UKOER records on Jorum and OER Phase 1 & 2 [day 18]

51 Phase 1&2 projects were lead by 41 different institutions with 122 partners Projects were recorded as using 112 different technologies and 104 standards Jorum contains 9,502 unique records containing ‘ukoer’ of which 8,859 can be reconciled against institution names (including duplicates for records containing more than one subject category there are 9069) ukoer records […]

OER Visualisation Project: Maps, Maps, Maps, Maps [day 20]

Dear Diary, it is now day 20 of the OER Visualisation Project … One of the suggested outputs of this project was “collections mapped by geographical location of the host institution” and over the last couple of days I’ve experimented with different map outputs using different techniques. Its not the first time I’ve looked at […]

OER Visualisation Project: How is OER being shared – Quick look at Jorum and #ukoer Twitter archive [day 24]

This might be slightly off-topic for the OER Visualisation project, but I followed an idea, did – what I think are – some interesting things with an archive of tweets and thought I would share. This line of thought was triggered by a tweet from Terry McAndrew in which he asked: @mhawksey Have you a […]

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