For the Common Good

Everyday learning and teaching

Edinburgh at its best

Open educational resource initiatives
  • Hospital for Small Animals: What is Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)?
  • Alsatian dog sitting comfortably on the ground.

Edinburgh’s Treasures

Open online collections
  • Pink flower captured on old grainy film.
  • Screenshot of Gandarahan sculptures on Sketchfab


Blog Posts

Happy Birthday Wikipedia!
January 15, 2019 1:14 pm by OpenEdFeed – Open World
Wikipedia turns 18 today!  Hurray!  I hope it doesn’t go out and get completely hammered and wake up in the morning with no memory of how it got home.   To celebrate this momentous occasion, Wikimedia UK has asked us all to tell them why we value Wikipedia. What does Wikipedia mean to you? The power […]
Looking Behind the Curtain
January 8, 2019 5:50 pm by OpenEdFeed – Open World
Before Christmas by lovely former colleague R. John Robertson invited me to answer some questions about digital literacy for a course on Digital Literacy and Life that he’s teaching with Cindy Strong at Seattle Pacific University.  I’m late with these responses as usual, but it was a really interesting and thought provoking exercise because I’ve never […]
Open for all? Engaging with open education practice at the personal and institutional level
November 28, 2018 12:28 pm by OpenEdFeed – Open World
A couple of weeks ago I gave a webinar as part of Jane Secker’s new online course on Digital Literacies and Open Practice at City, University of London.  The lecture was called Open for all? Engaging with open education practice at the personal and institutional level and the recording is available here (Adobe Connect). The webinar provided an […]


Spaces available for Copyright & Licensing training - Thur Jan 17th 10am-noon, Buccleuch Place (Central Area).
Training is for UoE staff and students. Details and registration:
OpenEdEdinburgh photo

This #GalleryOfTheWeek includes pages from the @CRC_EdUni collections early 15th century 'Book of Hours'. A note in the front of the book claims this is the most beautiful book in Scotland, what do you think?