OER17 – We’ve got a lot to say

A row of lego Storm Troopers, one Tropper has broken rank and is looking at the viewer. The image is overlaid with text "OER17 The Politics of Open"

At the University of Edinburgh we’re pretty keen on Open Education Resources and Practice, which why there will be not one, not two, but three of us talking and presenting workshops at this week’s OER17 conference in London!

We love to talk OER so don’t hesitate to say hello if you spot us walking by in the halls, or catch us at one of our sessions listed below.

See you there!



11:20 – Presentation: Melissa Highton, Director of the Learning, Teaching and Web services (LTW) division in Information Services Group, will present Brexit, praxis and OER redux – why not being open now costs us money in future.

11:20 – Panel: Lorna M. Campbell, the OER Liaison for Open Scotland in the LTW division, joins Maha Bali, James Luke, and Martin Weller to discuss their Perspectives on Open Education in a World of Brexit & Trump

11:20 – Workshop: Stephanie (Charlie) Farley, OER Advisor in the Educational Design and Engagement team in LTW, will run her Board Game Jam – using OER to create OER through playful engagement.

13:30 – Presentation: Lorna M. Campbell will present The Distance Travelled: Reflections on open education policy in the UK since the Cape Town Declaration.



10:30 – Presentation: Ewan Mcandrew the University of Edinburgh’s Wikimedian-in Residence, will present Lo and Behold: Reveries of a Connected Campus: Reflections from the Wikimedian in Residence at the University of Edinburgh.

11:40 – Lightning Talks: Lorna M. Campbell will present a lightning talk Shouting from the Heart. Ewan McAndrew will present two lightning talk in this session – Building bridges not walls – Wikipedia’s new Content Translation tool, and then Citation Needed: Digital Provenance in the era of Post-Truth Politics with Martin Poulter.

14:50 – Workshop: Ewan McAndrew, and Martin Poulter, bring fun back into the mix with Gamifying Wikimedia – Learning through Play.




Header Image: These are not the OER you’re looking for, by Jeffrey Keefer for the OER17 Media Challenge Competition.