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Next week I’ll be back in Madrid at the OOFHEC 2019 conference of open universities. The OOFHEC2019 conference will focus on trends and high impact factors in the global and European higher education. In a combination of plenary keynotes by key players in higher education at institutional and policy level and parallel presentations and workshops, …

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herald success

Delighted that we are finalists in the 2019 Herald Higher Education Awards. This nomination for innovative use of technology focuses of the development of digital literacy skills at University of Edinburgh through our partnership with Wikimedia UK. Project achievements have gone far beyond what might have been expected and has shown impact and reach which …

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Sharia Law MOOC

Never let it be said that we shy away from controversial topics in our MOOCs and OER. Our new MOOC about Sharia Law launches in early May. In this ground-breaking new course, learners will work with renowned academics from the University of Edinburgh and other leading universities across the world to explore scholarly perspectives on …

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views and news

Jisc have published a case study of our Wikimedian in Residence . We are not sure why they won’t capitalise ‘Residence’ in the job title, or spell Allison Littlejohn’s name correctly. We did ask, but no joy. I’ll be making reference to Allison’s work this week when I speak about the future for learning and …

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witchfinder

Advice from HR was not to call this job ‘Witchfinder General’. So we didn’t. But we wanted to. University of Edinburgh has a database of Scottish Witches. It has been published as open data and we are looking for a Data and Visualisation Intern to work with our Wikimedian in Residence to help us develop …

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time to update our timeline

Inspired by a conversation with Lauren today, and some recent announcements,  I am updating our timeline of learning technology developments at University of Edinburgh. Are there other things I should include? 2002? WebCT VLE on campus 20003 – ERA- Open access repository in the library September 2005, Edinburgh Law School launched its first online distance …

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