The University of Nottingham - U-Now

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The University of Nottingham
Organization Type
Higher Education
Nottingham, UK
UKOER, Higher Education, ukoer
Open or Free Statement

U-Now is the University of Nottingham’s formal open courseware initiative. The U-Now project was initiated in 2007 under the University e-learning strategy, and further extended under the HE Academy JISC funded BERLiN (Building Exchanges for Research and Learning In Nottingham) project in 2009/10.

The aim of the BERLiN project is to progress the vision of sustainable OERs by making 360 credits of existing learning resources freely available online. Learning materials may be complete modules or smaller scale learning objects. No assessment is undertaken and no credits are awarded. It is essentially a process of sharing knowledge and expertise making aspects of an institution’s approach to teaching available to other academics and making the content of that teaching available to anyone with an interest in learning.

In acting as a window onto the University of Nottingham’s activities, U-Now offers an opportunity for knowledge to be shared widely so as to increase learning opportunities for those who, for whatever reason, are unable to undertake formal qualifications and can contribute to the advancement of pedagogy across the academic community.

The resources available here show a range of teaching and learning activities from across the University that are drawn from a large number of degree programmes offered.