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Manufacturing Pasts: Creating & using OER from Leicester's Industrial History
Creating OER (open learning materials) from Leicestershire's historical artefacts http://www.le.ac.uk/manufacturingpasts
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Leicester residents urged to nominate favourite old city buildings for heritage listing

Leicester residents urged to nominate favourite old city buildings for heritage listing | Manufacturing Pasts: Creating & using OER from Leicester's Industrial History | Scoop.it
People are being invited to nominate their favourite old buildings and important city landmarks for a list of heritage assets which should be cherished. Leicester boasts 396 listed buildings, 11...
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Open Thread: Digital Humanities Outside of the Research University - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Open Thread: Digital Humanities Outside of the Research University - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Manufacturing Pasts: Creating & using OER from Leicester's Industrial History | Scoop.it
New post by @adelinekoh: "Open Thread: Digital Humanities Outside of the Research University" http://t.co/mNKKNqxwvi
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Digital archives in history class

Digital archives in history class | Manufacturing Pasts: Creating & using OER from Leicester's Industrial History | Scoop.it
Last Tuesday we conducted our first history class session exclusively using materials from the Manufacturing Pasts site (newly digitised artefacts and mashups on the topic of Leicester’s indu...
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Taking Manufacturing Pasts on the road

Taking Manufacturing Pasts on the road | Manufacturing Pasts: Creating & using OER from Leicester's Industrial History | Scoop.it
On 3rd November, 2012, Tania Rowlett and I took some tablet computers and some other kit to the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland. For a couple of hours that morning, we had c...
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New History Lab: Manufacturing Pasts: Can Digital Resources Change History?

New History Lab: Manufacturing Pasts: Can Digital Resources Change History? | Manufacturing Pasts: Creating & using OER from Leicester's Industrial History | Scoop.it
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Students’ opinions of Manufacturing Pasts materials – Part I

Students’ opinions of Manufacturing Pasts materials – Part I | Manufacturing Pasts: Creating & using OER from Leicester's Industrial History | Scoop.it
At the beginning of the summer just gone, I was able to run three focus groups with 2nd and 3rd year University of Leicester undergraduate history students, to get their opinions of the Manufacturi...
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Don’t say OER

Don’t say OER | Manufacturing Pasts: Creating & using OER from Leicester's Industrial History | Scoop.it
On 11th September 2012, I presented Manufacturing pasts: Opening Britain’s Industrial Past to New Learners and New Technologies’ at the Association for Learning Technology annual conference in Manc...
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Richard III Car Park Dig Finds Human Remains

Richard III Car Park Dig Finds Human Remains | Manufacturing Pasts: Creating & using OER from Leicester's Industrial History | Scoop.it
Human bones have been uncovered by the team searching for the grave of King Richard III under a Leicester car park.
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Explore Historic and Industrial Leicester: Castle Gardens to Frog Island by Manufacturing Pasts on Prezi

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Leicester pubs lost since 1980 - -

Surprising and a little shocking to discover how many Leicester pubs have closed over the last thirty years or so; these photographs, mainly taken during the '80s, record those that have been demolished, no longer trade as public houses or, a more...
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Social Life of the Factory — University of Leicester

Social Life of the Factory — University of Leicester | Manufacturing Pasts: Creating & using OER from Leicester's Industrial History | Scoop.it
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Capturing history before it goes

Capturing history before it goes | Manufacturing Pasts: Creating & using OER from Leicester's Industrial History | Scoop.it
Several weeks ago, I began to list and gather photos of the old factories and businesses in Leicester’s Frog Island and other areas nearby. One of the oldest and most beautiful of the old fac...
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Collections update – new items added

Collections update – new items added | Manufacturing Pasts: Creating & using OER from Leicester's Industrial History | Scoop.it
I am pleased to say that we have made further progress on both our resource collections.  As I mentioned in my last blog, we decided to split the items we were producing into two collections to en...
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At Work - Leicester City Council

At Work - Leicester City Council | Manufacturing Pasts: Creating & using OER from Leicester's Industrial History | Scoop.it
The history of industry in Leicester
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East Midlands Oral History Archive

East Midlands Oral History Archive | Manufacturing Pasts: Creating & using OER from Leicester's Industrial History | Scoop.it
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The Ongoing Tale of Donisthorpe Mill, Leicester

The Ongoing Tale of Donisthorpe Mill, Leicester | Manufacturing Pasts: Creating & using OER from Leicester's Industrial History | Scoop.it
Back in August, I wrote a blog post about one thing I had learnt from the Manufacturing Pasts project so far: that if we don’t capture history now, we will lose it. One thing I was referring ...
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Digital archives v physical – can they co-exist?

Digital archives v physical – can they co-exist? | Manufacturing Pasts: Creating & using OER from Leicester's Industrial History | Scoop.it
As part of our dissemination and evaluation plan, the project last week became the topic of a New History Lab seminar, held here at the University of Leicester’s Centre for Urban History. Despite i...
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Manufacturing Pasts in Singapore

Manufacturing Pasts in Singapore | Manufacturing Pasts: Creating & using OER from Leicester's Industrial History | Scoop.it
Somewhat out of the blue, I was invited to present a workshop on creating learning materials for mobile devices, at the MobiLearnAsia Conference in Singapore, 24-26 October 2012. I had never been i...
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Industrial heritage details hit internet

Industrial heritage details hit internet | Manufacturing Pasts: Creating & using OER from Leicester's Industrial History | Scoop.it
A new source of photographs, maps and architectural drawings documenting Leicester's industrial heritage has gone online.The University of Leicester's Centre for Urban History and its David Wilson...
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Manufacturing Pasts: Opening Britain's Industrial Past to New Learn...

This presentation was given at the ALT-C Conference in Manchester, UK, on 11 September 2012.
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The factory, the community, and de-industrialization

The factory, the community, and de-industrialization | Manufacturing Pasts: Creating & using OER from Leicester's Industrial History | Scoop.it
The project has moved on another stage in the past week, with additional learning resources and digitised primary resources being made available for our second two themes: De-industrialization The ...
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A virtual tour to compare past and present

A virtual tour to compare past and present | Manufacturing Pasts: Creating & using OER from Leicester's Industrial History | Scoop.it
At the University of Leicester Centre for Urban History, Colin Hyde has been documenting Leicester’s past and present for many years. Among the photographs Colin has contributed to the Manufa...
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Liberty Building Photos by Skinner

The Liberty Building was built in Leicester in 1919. By the 1990s it had fallen into disrepair. The historian Joan Skinner took these photographs in the year...
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Manufacturing Pasts’ contribution to historical research

Manufacturing Pasts’ contribution to historical research | Manufacturing Pasts: Creating & using OER from Leicester's Industrial History | Scoop.it
I attended a JISC Evaluation Workshop on 25 July, which JISC organised to help participants in the digitisation programme (of which Manufacturing Pasts is a part) to wisely evaluate the products an...
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Fire at derelict factory in city

Fire at derelict factory in city | Manufacturing Pasts: Creating & using OER from Leicester's Industrial History | Scoop.it
The former Donisthorpe and Co factory, one of the oldest industrial buildings in Leicester, is severely damaged by fire.
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