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The HumBox Project

What is the HumBox project?

HumBoxThe HumBox project was part of the 2009-10 Open Educational Resources pilot initiative funded by the JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee) and the Higher Education Academy. Its principal aims were to showcase UK Higher Education by encouraging teachers and learning resources openly on the web.

The HumBox project has been a collaboration between four humanities subject centres (LLAS, English, History and Philosophical and Religious Studies), and eleven partner HEIs: Aston, Coventry Business School, Glasgow, Leeds, Portsmouth, Royal Holloway, Sheffield, Southampton, Wolverhampton, Winchester and Warwick. The partner institutions will collect existing resources to produce a 'foundation collection' in the repository. These resources will be used to test the HumBox technology, explore issues of licensing, accreditation, institutional branding and use.

The expertise of the partners will also be used in the peer review process: a critical, academic assessment of all the resources.

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 under creative commons licenses.

If you would like to find out more about the project, please contact: ... or just visit the live, open repository by clicking on the HumBox site link below.

Visit the HumBox site
Further information about the aims and objectives of the project.
HumBox Project - Final Report(PDF Document)

The project is funded by: