For the Common Good

Everyday learning and teaching

Edinburgh at its best

Open educational resource initiatives

Edinburgh’s Treasures

Open online collections

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals We believe that OER can make a critical contribution to achieving the aims of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) which the University and Students Association are committed to through the SDG Accord. We have collected OERs from our showcase that are in line with specific SDG and listed them for ease of educators wishing to find SDG aligned resources. Sustainable Development Goal OERs

Blog Posts

Bye Argyle House! Final Reflection as an OER Intern
June 28, 2024 11:24 am by Mayu Ishimoto
It has been almost ten months since I wrote this blog post when I ended my summer internship as an [...]
Goodbye and Thank You to our OER Service Interns
June 26, 2024 5:26 pm by Lorna M Campbell
At the end of this month we’re saying goodbye to all four of our fabulous OER Service interns Mayu Ishimoto, [...]
Reflections on ‘Their Finest Hour’
June 25, 2024 2:54 pm by Eden Swimer
In July 2023, I began working on Their Finest Hour, my internship, I was initially told, would last six months. Yet, I am now clocking off, one year later, after continuous exciting and rewarding work on the project. The last year has involved a huge variety of challenges. Organising the collection day itself involved events […]
Recording Everyday Social History – Open Educational Resource
June 24, 2024 4:59 pm by Eden Swimer
Over the last few months, I have been working on an Open Educational Resource (OER) based on Their Finest Hour and stories and objects collected during the Digital Collection Day in Edinburgh. The OER, Recording Everyday Social History, which is aimed at the second and third levels of the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence (age range […]
Edinburgh Futures Institute roof terrace looking towards George Heriots School Edinburgh Futures Institute image gallery
June 12, 2024 1:16 pm by Lorna M Campbell
To celebrate the opening of the new Edinburgh Futures Institute building last week, the OER Service has shared a gallery [...]

OER Channels

Edinburghs OERs
OERs from across the University

TES Resources
Award winning open resources for school teachers.

Short Online Courses
Free short online courses.

Edinburgh Diamond
Open Access ebooks & journals.

Open Media Bank
Videos from our MOOCs & free short online courses.

Media Hopper Create
Creative Commons licensed videos.

Open Media Stock Footage
Open licensed media snippets for downloading & reuse.

Wikimedian in Residence
Videos from our Wikimedian in Residence.

3D Models
Open licensed models of heritage, geology & anatomy artefacts.