Reuse, remix and share. Free resources for teaching new perspectives on World War I.

The WWIC site’s achievement – which is particularly impressive given its small budget – has been to gather together a thought-provoking and inspiring collection of materials and innovatory projects. These have helped me to think in new ways about the power of digital materials – and helped to embed the wider experience of the war in the teaching and research of colleagues who would not consider themselves First World War specialists

Dan Todman Senior Lecturer in History, Queen Mary, University of London

I would just like to say many thanks for this incredible resource! I am an A-level student currently undertaking an Extended Qualification Project on ‘shell shock’ and its causes. The articles provided such as this have been very insightful and the ‘further reading’ section as well as the ‘resource library’ have really enriched my research.

Daniel UnderwoodA-Level Student

The site is a wonderful resource, full of exciting material and fresh insights – I shall definitely recommend it to my students.

Santanu DasReader in English Literature, Kings College London

An excellent, ongoing compendium of lively scholarly voices and topics – authoritative and stimulating, never dreary or predictable. When future historians and literary scholars come to look at how the First World War was commemorated approaching its Centenary, this will be a rich resource of views, debate and imaginative insights

Kate McLoughlinSenior Lecturer in English Literature, Birkbeck College London

Resources to reappraise…
World War I Centenary: Continuations and Beginnings is building a substantial collection of learning resources available for global reuse. A rich variety of materials, including expert articles, audio and video lectures, downloadable images, interactive maps and ebooks are available under a set of cross-disciplinary themes that seek to reappraise the War in its cultural, social, geographical and historical contexts. Many of these resources have been specially created by the University of Oxford and partner academics for this website.

Online and open to all…
This website is an Open Educational Resource (OER), meaning that everything on here is released under an open content licence. You are free to reuse the site’s resources worldwide whether you are a student, teacher, life-long learner or resource creator.

All our resources are released under a Creative Commons license which means you may share or adapt the work providing you attribute it, do not use it for financial gain, and share any resulting work under similar conditions. You can read more about our license at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/.

Curated by experts in the field…
This website is being developed by a team of experts in the field of First World War Studies, across a range of higher and heritage institutions, and across a range of disciplines. They provide articles, resources, and academic guidance to the project team in their development of the site. A team of student ambassadors have worked to curate existing resources on the World Wide Web and add them to our resource library.

The project was developed as a collaboration between the teams at the University of Oxford responsible for the First World War Poetry Digital Archive and the Great War Archive (funded under the JISC Content and Digitisation Programme), and the Oxford Open Spires, Triton, and Great Writers projects (funded under the HEA/JISC Open Educational Resources Programme Phases 1, 2 and 3). It thus brings together a wealth of experience from pedagological and content perspectives to create a unique and timely open educational resource that brings the people, events and places of World War I back into sharp relief for the benefit of education and research.

This resource is funded by the JISC World War One (WW1) Open Educational Resources (OER) Programme as part of the World War One Commemoration Programme, and is underpinned by the JISC ‘Statement of Intent’.

Project Documents

Project Plan (January 2012)
Evaluation Report (October 2012)
Final Report (January 2013)