Open Educational Resources (OER) Breakout at OKN

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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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the time is now

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The Festival of Creative Learning includes a variety of events being run by staff and students across the University. The festival runs from 20-24 February and we are running, and collaborating, on a variety of events – do come along and join us! You can view the full calendar of events on the Festival of Creative Learning …

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Incentivising Open Research

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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

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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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