Open for Good – New brochures from the OER and Online Course Production Services

We’re delighted to announce the publication of two new brochures from the OER Service and the Online Course Production Service, which we launched at the University’s Learning & Teaching Conference earlier this month.

Open for Good: OER at the University of Edinburgh tells the story of five years of support for OER and open knowledge at the University of Edinburgh.  The brochure includes information about our award-winning open policies, our outreach activities, and our commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.  It also features case studies of student engagement and OER in the curriculum from across the University, along with a timeline of significant open education developments and events.

Short Online Courses unpacks our open course development process from a learning design perspective, covering our commitment to accessibility, continuing professional development, and learner-centred approaches to online learning. The brochure highlights our partnerships with Coursera, EdX and Futurelearn, and provides access to a wealth of online courses, and free resources, including open course production templates and Creative Commons licensed media.

Photograph of OER & OCP Service Brochures


Both brochures feature forewords by Dr Melissa Highton, Assistant Principal and Director of Learning, Teaching and Web Services, alongside testimonials from staff and students.  Our brochures were designed by Nicky Greenhorn from Information Services Group’s Graphic Design Service, and they showcase open licensed images from the University’s unique archives and collections.

Online versions of our brochures will be available to browse and download shortly.  If you would like print copies in the meantime, please e-mail or


Photograph of OER and OCP brochures showing course catalogue and open education timeline.