Department for Education on YouTube

Have a look at this at  There’s a clip of the launch of the Bailey report (see below post).


Open Educational Resources at University of Nottingham

If you want to have a look at the Open Educational Resources (OERs) created by staff at the University of Nottingham check the website at .

Legal Aspects of the Use of Child Images in OERs

JISC Legal has produced this guide which contains useful guidance on the use of images of children in open educational resources (OERs), and covers copyright, data protection and privacy, and the meaning of decency.  The guide can be found on the JISC Legal website.

SWAP: Social Policy and Social Work Subject Centre

SWAP is a freely-accessible repository hosted by Southampton University, and part of the Higher Education Academy.  Although focused on social policy and social work there are resources which could be of general use.  The resources are available to download and fall under the following categories:


Technology-enhanced learning resources (audio, visual, interactive materials)

Bookmarks of websites

Teaching support resources

Don’t forget to have a look at our own Learning Repository, as resources are continuing to be added (search under LLR for resources added by the library).


Foodbase is a new open access repository from the Food Standards Agency.  It “intends to make the results of the Agency’s science more accessible”.  Over 400 reports are currently in the repository.

New repository in NOW

MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching –  not the wine!)  is an American repository of free-to-use educational resources and is now searchable through NOW.  Click on the link to the Learning Repository and you will be able to search this repository, as well as those of  NTU and S3.  As with the NTU resources you will be able to retrieve the MERLOT resources into your learning rooms.