Open Resources in Built Environment Education (ORBEE) plans to repurpose teaching and learning materials; making them freely available online under an intellectual property licence. This permits their free use especially to address sector needs on ‘work place, work related or distance learning’. Consequently, by harnessing the knowledge capital of HEI-Industry engagement, a range of relevant re-calibrated open educational resources are to be provided.
ORBEE will focus on upskilling the workforce by sharing learning materials on core, specialised and future skills areas:
Core: These provide the foundation and part of the curricula expected by relevant professional bodies for a competent Built Environment professional.
Specialised: These are classified as underrepresented within the discipline and are areas of potential growth.
Future Skills: These areas are designed to stretch the minds of our learners so that they can shape the future through being exposed to cutting edge exemplars.
The aim of this project is to encourage and enable the universal sharing of built environment educational resources that allows learners to study in an interesting and challenging way that best suits them. Key outcomes include:
The Higher Education Academy and JISC are working in partnership to develop the HEFCE-funded Open Educational Resources (OER) programme, supporting UK higher education institutions in sharing their teaching and learning resources freely online across the world.
The ORBEE Final Report has been produced for the Higher Education Academy and JISC. This report details the aims and objectives of the project as well as the outputs, deliverables and future sustainability.
To review ORBEE's Evaluation reports please Click here for a detailed list.
ORBEE has produce a collection of documents to promte OER and support the Built Environment community.
Please Click Here for a comprehensive breakdown of project outputs.