CASE STUDY

Object Based Learning for Higher Education

Object Based Learning for Higher Education (OBL4HE) is a collaborative project between UCL Museums and University of Reading Museums. New learning resources have been developed around the combined museums’ collections, underpinned by around 150,000 digital object records. These resources are tailored to meet the needs of higher education students, and are available for other educational use across the wider HE sector. Examples include Vertebrate Diversity for Life Sciences students, Portrait Highlights based on Art collections, and resources aimed at Museum Studies students on topics such as the ethics of displaying animal and human remains. These Open Educational Resources (OERs) are already being used in 20 modules for teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels across both institutions.