OER16

It was lovely to see you all at #OER16 in Edinburgh.  It was a great personal pleasure to host the conference and to listen to the papers and speakers. For me it provided  an excellent excuse to have so many friends and colleagues here. When Lorna and I passed across to next year’s chairs it …

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big fish at #OER16

My keynote is mostly written, I know who I’m going to introduce and where I am chair.  I’m looking forward to see you all there. Got your ticket? My presentation is called ‘Open with Care: contents may have shifted during flight’.  Emma Smith’s is called ‘Free Willy’. Last year Josie brought the dolphins, this year …

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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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