Course Design OERs

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As the University is currently engaging in The Curriculum Transformation Programme, a major and long-term initiative to construct a curriculum that continues to challenge and support all students to thrive and fulfil their potential, we want to use Open Education Week 2024, to share some of the innovative course design resources developed by our staff and students.

Resources in this collection include; examples and case studies of OER in the curriculum, experiential design, insightful and reflective materials from our Institute for Academic Development, marking criteria guidance, technology integration, blended learning techniques, and diversity and inclusion resources. 


Online Course Production Service (OCPS) Resources

We want to highlight this selection of course videos and learning design resources created by our Online Course Production Service (OCPS) working closely with the OER Service. To ensure the majority of our free online courses are open, sustainable, and accessible to all, open practice is embedded in every step of the course creation workflow. The OCPS team includes instructional designers, media producers, project managers, copyright and licensing experts, and marketing professionals, who work with our partners and academics to develop quality assured, open licensed courses and OER All these resources are shared under Creative Commons licence so they can be freely re-used, adapted, and re-purposed. 


How to Create an Online Course

How to Create Video for Online Courses


Course Accessibility Matrix Template

ELDeR – Edinburgh Learning Design Roadmap



Student Personae

Copyright Explained in ‘Just a Minute’

THE Inside Higher Ed Guest Posts by our Team


OER in the Curriculum & Assessment practices


Wikimedia in Education

Open Assessment Practices

Grade-related Marking Criteria for Assessed Blogs

Accessible and Inclusive Design


Learning and Teaching Guidance for Staff from the IAD

Inclusive Course and Programme Design

Accessible and Inclusive Resource Publishing

Technology and Practise


It’s Good To Share: Creating open interactive content with Xerte

Embracing Complexity in Education

Open Education Practice at the University of Edinburgh

Virtual Reality – A Future Toolkit for Teachers?

Embracing the challenges of personalisation in HE