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Blogging about Blogging
May 22, 2019 3:25 pm by OpenEdFeed – Open World
I’ve been rather neglecting this blog recently, ironically because I’ve been busy blogging about blogging on other blogs :}  The University of Edinburgh launched a new Academic Blogging Service, including a centrally supported WordPress platform,, last year and the service has really taken off.   In addition to our workshop Blogging to Build your Professional […]
Opening Online Learning with OER
May 21, 2019 11:50 am by OpenEdFeed – Open World
This is the transcript of a talk I gave last week at the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine’s Post Graduate Tutors Away Day at the University of Edinburgh.  Slides are available here: Opening Online Learning with OER.  Before I go on to talk about open education and OER, I want you to think about […]
herald success
May 14, 2019 7:39 pm by Melissa Highton
Delighted that we are finalists in the 2019 Herald Higher Education Awards. This nomination for innovative use of technology focuses of the development of digital literacy skills at University of Edinburgh through our partnership with Wikimedia UK. Project achievements have gone far beyond what might have been expected and has shown impact and reach which …


Summer workshops for UoE staff & students! ☀️
Gif It Up! - Introduction to Gif Making, Thur June 6th 9:30-12:30, Argyle House.
#DigitalSkills #OER #OpenLicensing #GifItUp
[Gif painting of flowers with overlay of white lace pattern growing and fading]
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Summer workshops for UoE staff & students! ☀️
Learn to create interactive story games using @twinethreads and #OER. Thur May 30th 1-4pm, Argyle House.
[Gif: Cowboy whistles and says "That's quite a story".]
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UK #OpenTextbooks report:
Motivations for open textbook adoption may include "ease of access, pedagogical advantages; innovation; provision for smaller markets which are not well served by commercial publishers (eg Welsh Language) and co-creation of knowledge."