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Open Educational Resources (OER) Hackday

A two day event hacking content, systems and services for open educational resources

Manchester Conference Centre,
Weston Building,
Sackville Street,
M1 3BB,

Thursday, 31st of March and Friday 1st April 2011.

This is a free two-day DevCSI and JISC CETIS workshop (includes free accommodation) which hopes to bring together software developers, project managers, academics, learning technologists, researchers and users particularly in education (though not exclusively) who are interested in hacking OER content, systems and services. Developers and 'users' rarely have opportunities to experiment in a focussed way on hacking systems together, explore current ways of doing things and how they could be improved.
We are inviting developers and 'users' to work together in a unique event where teams of people will work with OER resources, systems and services. Events like these are sometimes called 'Hack Days'. We will be encouraging developers to talk about the systems and resources they have created and how they can be discovered, disaggregated, presented, remixed and tracked. We hope these teams will come up with some imaginative and innovative ideas. The event will culminate in a series of presentations from the teams about the work they have carried out.

Tag for event

#oerhack and #devcsi

Mailing list to discuss ideas before, during and after the event

You may also like to discuss what you might be doing at the event and even joining into teams by subscribing to the: ( list which has recently been started.

Google Group

We have also created a google group which you can join:!forum/oer-hack and start discussing your ideas


We have now created a wiki to start putting ideas together for the event: , please use this to put up your ideas for the event.


You will be able to follow announcements about the event via twitter (as well as feeds from blogs and websites etc) by searching for the above tag. If you are new to twitter, please visit, and create an account for yourself. We will be using technologies like this frequently, before, during and after the event.

If you require a twitter client (software to keep up to date with the latest twitters), several can be found at