Blog Posts

occupy your librarian
March 16, 2018 11:03 am by Melissa Highton
19th-23rd March is #ResourcesListWeek in the University of Edinburgh. I am often asked about the value of lecturing ( and lecture recording). In my day, I was always told that the purpose of a lecture was to send you to the Library. A good  lecture, given by an academic colleague who is passionate about their …
WonkHE: Openness in Education – a call to action for policy makers
March 9, 2018 4:45 pm by OpenEdFeed – Open World
As part of Open Education Week I’m delighted that Maren Deepwell, CEO of ALT, and I have an article published in WonkHE on Openness in education: a call to action for policy makers.  The article introduces the recent ALT policy guide,  highlights some of the benefits of OER, and articulates why we need policy makers to embrace open […]
Celebrating Wikipedians for International Women’s Day
March 8, 2018 8:40 am by OpenEdFeed – Open World
Today is International Women’s Day, and as a passionate Wikipedian, I want to give a shout out to everyone who is working so hard to address the gender balance of articles on Wikipedia.  It’s no secret that Wikipedia has a gender problem, here’s the encyclopedia’s own article on the topic: Gender bias on Wikipedia.  On […]


March 2, 2018 6:20am
Our February #OER of the month is the @4273pi project combining Bioinformatics & Raspberry Pi. OpenEdEdinburgh photo