This website contains FREE OPEN LICENSED learning and teaching resources about the blood, and has been developed to support the medical subjects sickle cell anaemia and thalassaemia. This website contains NEWS and BLOG articles by me, (Dr Viv Rolfe), and OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES – OERs we call them – that you can use, reuse, download and share for FREE.
Please browse our OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES by going to the “OERS” link, or you can use the left hand navigation bar to search. All our resources are available to view from this site and download. The resources are also often located externally on YouTube and Flickr. All are licensed under Creative Commons.
The NEWS articles are all about sickle cell, and also contain my experiences of open education, from releasing my first OER, to working with publishers and collaborators to release OER. More recently I’m writing about my experiences of using OER and joining in “open courses” on the internet. The web and all the latest technology holds a million exciting possibilities for people who want to learn, but WE need to understand how to use it effectively. The BLOG contains some of my ramblings.
Author: Professor David Price
Level: Undergraduate and postgraduate law, medicine.
We were very grateful for contributions to the project from Professor Price in the Faculty of Business and Law at De Montfort. It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of Professor Price last year. He joined the university in 1977 and was an expert in medical law, and wrote about law and ethics relating to the use of human tissue and transplantation.
In this OER David looks at cases relating to discrimination, deportation, housing, employment and medical treatment.
Artist: Jacob Escott, De Montfort University graduate.
Level: For all to enjoy!
We were always so thrilled to have students contributing to the SCOOTER project, and none less so than art student Jacob Escott. When I first met Jacob and he explained how he loved to illustrate the human body, I had no idea what he would produce for our open education projects. When I saw the finished work I was astounded. Jacob’s work went on to inspire the colour schemes for our OERs and websites, and soon became the recognisable FACE for the project.
Jacob now has his own ART and DESIGN business that can be visited online.
As part of Jacob’s final year dissertation he produced further medical illustrations based around SCOOTER. This is a great example of how INVOLVING STUDENTS in OPEN EDUCATION enriches not just the resources being produced, but the work and experience of the student.