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.

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Project highlights include:

Read more about the project in the documents below:

Final Project Report - [October 2012]

Evaluation Report - [October 2012]

OpenSpires logo 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.

OER Projects at Oxford