Blog Posts

Supporting Engagement with Learning Technology Through Open Education
June 20, 2016 11:34 am by Lorna M Campbell
Earlier this month I went along to the ALT Scotland SIG‘s annual conference, which was held at Dundee and Angus College’s fabulous Gardyne Campus and Learning Lab. This year the theme of the event was Sharing Stories: enablers and drivers for Learning Technology in Scottish Education.  I spoke about how the University of Edinburgh is supporting engagement with learning technology through […]
cover_3073_en.jpg European Guidelines for the Validation of Non-Formal and Informal Learning
June 17, 2016 5:54 pm by Lorna M Campbell
CEDEFOP, the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, has recently issued the second edition of the  European Guidelines for the Validation of Non-Formal and Informal Learning. These guidelines set out how validation of informal and non-formal learning could increase the visibility and value of learning that takes place outwith formal education, and support the transferability of […]
sad loss of an open VLE pioneer
June 14, 2016 2:56 pm by Melissa Highton
I am sad to hear that Professor Andrew (Aggie) Booth has died. Aggie was a VLE pioneer. His work influenced mine and that of many colleagues. This news, coming as it does so soon after the recent loss of Sebastian Rahtz reminds me how much we owe to the original thinking of these clever, quirky, …


June 27, 2016 10:54am
RT @OEPScotland: Some gd ideas on developing open educational resources #OER from & @JenTechlearning https://t.c…
June 24, 2016 11:16am
#OpenEducation can promote knowledge transfer, social inclusion, collaboration and sharing. OpenEdEdinburgh photo