As part of the ongoing series of free webinars Copyright, Fair Dealing and Online Teaching at a Time of Crisis […]Read more
Last week, in response to the disruption of education caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, UNESCO issued a Call for […]Read more
Nominations open for OpenUK Awards Help to celebrate the University’s commitment to Open Source and showcase your projects by entering into the OpenUK Open Source Awards. Nominations are open until midnight 15 June 2020 Championing Open Source – a student perspective Before we start to discuss and understand why the University hired a 3rd-year student […]Read more
Fancy curating your own University of Edinburgh (UoE) virtual exhibition in Nintendo’s Animal Crossing game? Good news, Getty have kindly shared an art generator tool that integrates with over 40,000 images published by the University’s Centre for Research Collections (CRC) under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC BY). What is Animal Crossing? In case you’re […]Read more
Back in October 2019 when I signed up to contribute a post to the Open Scotland blog, I chose April 2020 as ‘my month’ rather arbitrarily. Back then, I certainly did not foresee the current state of global affairs or the impact a global pandemic would be having on education and society beyond. In just […]Read more
What should an ancient research university with a famous medical school and a track record of distance learning do in a time of pandemic crisis? I hear you ask. Publish a massive open online course full of openly licensed resources, of course. And so we did. COVID-19 Critical Care: Understanding and Application Frontline staff can …Read more
The OER Conference is always one of the highlights of the year for me. It’s the only open education conference I attend regularly and I’m privileged to have been present at every single one since the conference launched at the University of Cambridge back in 2010. So needless to say, I was gutted that the […]Read more
Wikimedia UK and the University of Edinburgh are pleased to launch the new publication Wikimedia in Education, a collection of case studies from practitioners across the UK who have successfully integrated Wikimedia into their courses. Wikimedia is a valuable tool for education, enriching the student experience as much as it does the open web. Learning …Read more
It’s been nothing short of inspiring to see the heroic efforts of learning technologists all over the country to help their colleagues move their teaching online over the last week. Special shout out to my colleagues in LTW who have calmly and patiently trained over six hundred academic staff to use our core tools and […]Read more
While we’re all working to move classes online, we want to remind you that our website Open.Ed, has a range of resources, guides, advice, tips, and tools for locating, adapting, and re-using openly licensed learning and teaching resources.
The OER Service pages provide support, guidance and resources on:
Finding and using OERs: https://open.ed.ac.uk/finding-and-using-oer/
Copyright, licensing and OER: https://open.ed.ac.uk/copyright-and-open-licensing/, and
Open licensing for lecture recording: https://open.ed.ac.uk/copyright-and-open-licensing-for-lecture-recording/.