Watch leading academic talk about their experiences with the University’s Podcasting Initiative and Open Spires!
Featuring interviews from Marianne Talbott, Simon Benjamin, Stuart Lee, Peter McDonald, Victoria McGuinness, Ian Goldin, Julian Suvalecu & Dominic Wilkinson.
Open Spires was a nationally funded project based in Oxford University IT Services which aimed to share and release educational resources for the benefit of humanity globally.
OpenSpires had two purposes: to increase the amount of podcasting audio and video content released from Oxford University as Open Content Resources (OER), and to enable the University to investigate and disseminate the institutional implications of making some of this material available as 'Open Content'. This means content that is available for reuse and redistribution by third parties globally, provided that it is used in a non-commercial way and is attributed to its creator. The HEFCE/JISC funding enabled Oxford University to build upon the Oxford on iTunesU podcasting service launched in October 2008, which had widespread participation from Oxford academics and global impact.
The principle investigator and project lead for the OpenSpires project was Peter Robinson, Head of Educational Media Services within IT Services, Oxford University.