Please go to the Delores Selections blog for information about the ‘static collection’ of OERs for engineering design.
Access the Delores Selections OER demonstrator.
Call back soon for an on-line demonstrator for the Delores Extension OER demonstrator.
Delores is a JISC-funded project in which is being created static and dynamic collections of university-level Open Educational Resources (OERs) and other openly available resources relevant to Engineering Design. Doing this will firstly help make such resources more easily discovered by those with a specific interest in Engineering Design, and secondly provide a showcase of these materials and examples of their use. The static collection will be delivered through the mechanism of a blog. The dynamic collection will utilise rule-based facetted classification (developed at Bath) and Bayesian filtering (developed at Heriot-Watt) in order to select those OERs from the wider source collections most relevant to particular topics.
The aim of the project is to provide on-line educational resources fitted to HE -level engineering design learning and teaching. The objectives of the project:
1. Create a static collection of OERs in content and presentation suitable for first-year students.
2. Use Bayesian filtering and rule-based classification to create a dynamic collection of OERs useful to higher-level students studying engineering design.
3. To promote the use of OERs for engineering design by raising awareness of their existence, facilitating their discovery and demonstrating their use.
4. Demonstrate the application of Bayesian filtering and rule-based facetted classification within the JISC information environment.