Event 2 – Presentations

On Friday 28th April 35 colleagues from across the University came together for the second UoE Open Knowledge Network meet up.  The event featured a morning of speakers followed by workshops in the afternoon.  Guillaume Evrard has created a Storify of tweets from the event here University of Edinburgh Open Knowledge Network PhD Thesis Digitisation Project by Gavin Willshaw, University Library & Collections PhD Thesis Digitisation Project from Lorna Campbell Wikipedia in the Classroom –  World Christianity by Alex Chow, School…

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Event 2 – Programme

The event will take place in room 6 & 7, Floor E, Argyle House. 09.30 – 10.00 Coffee and networking 10.00 – 10.05 Welcome – Ewan Klein & Lorna M. Campbell Presentations  10.05 – 10.20 Gavin Wilshaw – Thesis digitisation project 10.20 – 10.35 Alex Chow – World Christianity & Wikipedia 10.35 – 10.50 Jeremy Knox – Algorithms and MOOCs 10.50 – 11.05 Jo Spiller – MOOC production 11.05 – 11.15  Lorna M. Campbell – International Open Science Conference report…

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Event 2 – Registration and draft agenda

Registration is now open for the second UoE Open Knowledge Network event which will take place on Friday 28th April in Argyle House, University of Edinburgh. The event will feature a morning of talks and discussions with colleagues across the institution followed by hands on workshops and demonstrations in the afternoon. Programme 09.30 – 10.00 Coffee and networking 10.00 – 12.30 Presentations and discussions 12.30 – 13.30 Lunch 13.30 – 14.45 DataShare Workshop 15.00 – 16.30 Histropedia and Wiki Data workshop…

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Open Educational Resources (OER) Breakout at OKN

A write up of the Open Educational Resources (OER) Breakout at our first OKN event in January. A quick round table of our breakout group revealed that there was a desire for clear guidance on sourcing and using images, a framework to make it easier/encourage people to use and publish OER, and a clear explanation of the differences between closed teaching environments and where these become open environments and Open courses. Most of the group were unaware of the Open.ed.ac.uk…

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Incentivising Open Research

In addition to a keynote and lightning talks, the recent UoE Open Knowledge Network event hosted a series of parallel discussion sessions focused on open educational resources, the interface between unrestricted and open data and incentivising the sharing of research data.  This latter session, led by Pauline Ward of the Data Library, identified a number of key points to address and potential actions to take forward. Key Points Greater sharing of research data can happen through: Financial incentives. Culture shift to…

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Sharing Practice – Free For All

The first University of Edinburgh Open Knowledge Network event took place at the Informatics Forum on Tuesday 31st January.  The aim of the event was to enable colleagues to share practice and to highlight some of the diverse range open knowledge activities going on around the University.  Open Knowledge is about creating an inclusive, international community and sharing knowledge both within and outwith the bounds of the institution. A storify of tweets and pictures from the event is available here:…

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Event 1 – Sharing Practice

Date: 31 January 2017, 09.30- 15.00 Venue: Informatics Forum Hashtag: #UoEOKN The first UoE Open Knowledge Network event will feature an opening talk by Gill Hamilton Digital Access Manager, National Library of Scotland, followed by a series of lightning talks highlighting open knowledge activities and initiatives around the university, followed by break out sessions to discuss relevant issues and future activities.   Agenda 09.15 – 09.30 Coffee 09.30 – 09.45 Introduction – Ewan Klein and Lorna M. Campbell 09.45 –…

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Welcome to UoE Open Knowledge Network

Welcome to the University of Edinburgh Open Knowledge Network!  UoE OKN is an informal network to draw together the University’s strategic policies and activities in the area of Open Data, Open Access, Open Education, Open Research, Open Collections and Archives. Over the course of the next six months the Network will run a series of free event and activities to support cross-fertilisation of ideas and promote the institution’s open knowledge activities. The Open Knowledge Network is run by Lorna Campbell,…

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