Great Writers inspire
The Great Writers Inspire project created and assembled a substantial body of open content into an online repository of thousands of literature resources, freely available to the public and the education community worldwide : Writers Inspire
This significant collection contains inspirational lectures, talks, ebooks, essays and contextual materials for themes such as Renaissance Theatre, Victorian Poetry and Fiction, and Post/Colonial Writing. With writers that vary from Chaucer and Shakespeare through to Dickens, Joyce and J.M. Coetzee this invaluable resource enables educators and students to download, reuse and share high quality materials.
Visit http://writersinpsire.org to see how great writers can inspire you.
Project highlights include:
- Delivery of a website featuring thousands of literature resources made freely available for reuse for the benefit of teaching and learning worldwide
- Rediscovery of existing open content packaged with new content in inspirational collections
- Significant support from academic contributors who are benefitting from open content release to support wider dissemination of their teaching and research
- Involving students as producers and users of open content increasing their digital literacy and introducing them to the benefits of open academic practice
- Reuse of an existing content delivery framework and workflow for longevity and maintenance
- Exploration of the use of ebooks in teaching and learning
Read more about the project in the documents below:
Final Project Report - [October 2012]
Evaluation Report - [October 2012]
Great Writers Inspire was an OpenSpires Project run by Oxford University Academic IT Services in collaboration with the Faculty of English, University of Oxford. Open Educational Resources are learning and teaching materials shared freely online. By using Creative Commons licences copyright holders allow others to use, distribute or adapt the resources free of charge. It was funded by the HEA and JISC through the JISC and HEA Open Educational Resources (OER) Programme.