pledge for parity

March 8th is International Women’s Day. We are encouraged to make a #pledgeforparity. Without wishing to sound parroty and go on about the same things all the time, the parity I’ll be championing is parity of coverage and parity of esteem in Wikipedia. Modern Scottish Women is an exhibition of work by Scottish women artists …

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body of work

During our ‘Creating an open body of knowledge’ wikipedia editathon last week we managed to upload over 500 images, create 4 brand new articles and 56 improved articles.   Our Wikimedian in Residence, Ewan reports that: “There are now some astonishingly interesting additions to Wikipedia which just simply weren’t there before…. Including: Anne’s article on Norman …

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open now

Booking is now open for #OER16 . More than 100 papers accepted, some fine looking speakers, and some of the funnest people with whom you could ever care to discuss the minutae of copyright law. Looking forward to it. https://oer16.oerconf.org/ In this week we will also be launching our new Edinburgh University OER showcase website …

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LARC rise

I am delighted to be chairing the project steering group for the University of Edinburgh LARC ‘Learning Analytics Report Card’ project. This project asks: ‘How can University teaching teams develop critical and participatory approaches to educational data analysis?’ It seeks to develop ways of involving students as research partners and active participants in their own …

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media hopper

When people ask me why the new media asset management system at University of Edinburgh will be called Media Hopper I reply: ‘because it will gather together all the mixed up multitude of video material from all over the University; bring it into one place; channel it into our VLEs, websites, portals and courses; apply …

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