Engineering a Low Carbon Future OER
This project will investigate and surface open educational resources currently in use over a range of engineering and related subjects supporting the crucial issue of sustaining a low carbon economy. Resources covering a range of relevant issues will include technical and non-technical teaching materials as well as guidance on incorporating low carbon practice into existing teaching courses in academia and industry.
The work will be undertaken at Loughborough University, which has a world class reputation for excellence in Engineering, Materials Science and Environmental Engineering.
Aims and objectives
This project will create a collection incorporating a foundation of existing linked resources enhanced by a dynamic search system that by employing real-time data interchange techniques will allow the aggregation of related resources from online services, ensuring the collection remains up-to-date and connected to the broader community of practice.
The project will be managed by Rob Pearce. Rob will oversee the formation of a collection of resources, advised by the project experts and a number of other academics who teach in the lo-carbon disciplines. Rob will also develop the website and any specialized software/algorithms etc. required.
Anticipated outputs and outcomes
The creation of a collection on the web incorporating:
- a foundation of existing, expert-selected, linked resources
- a dynamic search system that by employing real-time data interchange techniques will allow the aggregation of related resources from online services
- other dynamic references to data aggregated relating to relevant news and events
- re-syndication services such as remote embedding of search facilities using established technologies such as RSS
- partnerships with resource hosts will be developed to enable, protect or enhance dynamic linkages
Technology / Standards used
XML, HTML, XHTML, CSS, Dublin Core , application profiles of the UK LOM Core, Creative Commons licencing, iCAL, PHP (programming language)
Mr Rob Pearce, Engineering Subject Centre, Loughborough University
T. 01509 227171
Professor John Dickens, Engineering Subject Centre, (Dept. of Civil and Building), Loughborough University
T. 01509 227171
Dr Richard Blanchard, Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Loughborough University
T. 01509 227190
Mrs Carol Arlett, Engineering Subject Centre, Loughborough University
T. 01509 227173
Mr Alex Fenlon, Engineering Subject Centre, Loughborough University
T. 01509 227178