HumBox

Summary:

HumBox is an Open Educational Repository (OER) which encourages teachers within HE institutions to publish excellent teaching and learning resources openly on the web.

Project Status:

Completed

Funders:

Higher Education Academy, Jisc

Partners:

University of Sheffield

Subjects:

open educational resources

Technologies:

not applicable

Project Website

Project Description

The primary aim of the HumBox Project was to showcase UK Higher Education by encouraging teachers within HE institutions to publish excellent teaching and learning resources openly on the web. It focused on the Humanities and was a collaboration between four Humanities Subject Centres (LLAS, English, History and Philosophical and Religious Studies), and the following HEIs: Aberystwyth, Aston, Coventry Business School, Glasgow, Leeds, Portsmouth, Royal Holloway, Sheffield, Southampton, Wolverhampton, Winchester and Warwick.

The philosophy of HumBox is that there should be a single, trusted repository for the Humanities in which high quality teaching and learning resources are published for open use by other teachers, subject to restrictions which include retaining the rights of the original individuals and institutions to be identified as the authors. “Open” means “without cost” but it does not mean “without conditions”.

Duration: April 2009 – April 2010

HRI Project Team

  • Dr Matt Phillpott (Research Associate – Humanities Research Institute)
  • Michael Pidd (Digital Director – University of Sheffield)