Digital Skills Programme

The OER Service runs a wide range of workshops and events as part of the University’s Digital Skills programme, covering copyright, licensing, OER, open education, and academic blogging. These events run at different times over the course of the year, to see the events we are currently running, please visit Upcoming Events. If you would like the OER Service to run a tailored session of any of these events at your school or college, please contact open.ed@ed.ac.uk. For further advice and guidance on finding over 500 digital skills courses and resources, visit the University’s Digital Skills Framework.

 


 

23 Things for Digital Confidence

23 Things for Digital Confidence is an award-winning, open, and self-paced course for digital and online skills run by the OER Service at the University of Edinburgh. This fun, hands-on Festival of Creative Learning workshop explores Augmented + Virtual Reality, and Geolocational tools.

Sessions per year: 1 + on demand

Duration: 3.5 hour

Tutor: Stephanie (Charlie) Farley & Lorna M. Campbell

23 Things Online course


Academic Blogging: Blogging to build your professional profile

This workshop will introduce you to the new Academic Blogging Service and provide an overview of the benefits of professional blogging, writing for blogs, understanding privacy, copyright and open licensing, and how to amplify your blog with social media. The workshop will also guide you through the process of setting up a new blog.

Sessions per semester: 4

Duration: 1 hour

Tutor: Lorna M. Campbell

Blogging to Build your Professional Profile workshop materials


Be Open – How to create, use, and share Open Educational Resources

Use open, be open. Learn how to create teaching and research presentations that can be shared openly on the web without infringing copyright.

Sessions per semester: On demand

Duration: 2 hours

Tutor: Stephanie (Charlie) Farley


Benefits of OER and Open Education

This informations session introduces the concepts of OER and open education, explores the University’s OER vision, policy, and service, and highlights some of the many benefits of engaging with OER with examples drawn from colleagues across the institution

Sessions per semester: On demand

Duration: Flexible

Tutor: Lorna M. Campbell


Board Game Jam: Licensing, Games, and OER

Create your own board game as an Open Educational Resource (OER)! Take part in this hands-on workshop and be guided through all the steps to create a  board game with other participants. We’ll explore prototyping and play testing and adding variety and fun by employing different game mechanics.

Sessions per semester: On demand

Duration: 1-3 hours

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Tutor: Stephanie (Charlie) Farley


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Board Game Jam: The Expansion

During this workshop you’ll expand and develop existing game prototypes from previous jams into new and exciting games! We’ll explore prototyping and play-testing and show you how to add variety and fun by employing, and refining, different game mechanics.

Sessions per semester: On demand

Duration: 1-3 hours

Tutor: Stephanie (Charlie) Farley


Copyright and Licensing for PhD Students

Copyright and licensing training is an important way to build confidence, awareness and staff skills, enabling you to provide information services in compliance with the law and open educational resources. If you’re creating teaching materials, writing up research or a thesis, or preparing a presentation for a conference and are not really sure whether they can use pictures found online or in articles and how to cite them, then this is the session for you.

Sessions per semester: On demand

Duration: 2 hours

Tutors: Stephanie (Charlie) Farley & Eugen Stoica


Copyright & Licensing Training

Copyright and licensing training is an important way to build confidence, awareness, and staff skills, enabling the provision of teaching, research and information services in compliance with the law and open educational practices. This training course is well-suited to those who require a basic understanding of copyright law, licensing and HE applications, and open educational resources. For those who already have some knowledge of copyright law and licensing, this course can serve as a refresher. 

Sessions per semester: On demand

Duration: 2 hours

Tutors: Stephanie (Charlie) Farley & Eugen Stoica


Copyright the Card Game

Embed and further your understanding and knowledge of copyright through discussion and play with ‘Copyright the Card Game’. Instead of focusing on aspects of the law, and thinking about what copyright might stop people from doing, ‘Copyright the Card Game’ highlights on four positive aspects to copyright.

Sessions per semester: On demand

Duration: 1 hour

Tutor: Stephanie (Charlie) Farley


Finding and Using OER

This session provides an introduction to open educational resources, an over view of Creative Commons licences, and practical advice and guidance on finding and using OER in different contexts.

Sessions per semester: On demand

Duration: 1 hour

Tutor: Lorna M. Campbell


Gif It Up – Introduction to Gif making

Calling all creative types, history nuts, graphic artists, animators, and lovers of the internet! Learn how to make your own gifs from openly licensed and public domain, museum, library, and archival materials.

Sessions per semester: 1

Duration: 1 hour

Tutor: Stephanie (Charlie) Farley


Gif It Up – Advance your Gif making skills

Build on your Gif making skills and flex your creativity by making clever and graphically fun gifs from openly licensed and public domain, museum, library, and archival materials.

Sessions per semester: 1

Duration: 1 hour

Tutor: Stephanie (Charlie) Farley


Learn to create interactive digital story games using Twine and OER

Be guided through the steps to create your very own interactive digital story game on the web with the Twine tool. Discover how you can use openly licensed images and materials from the University of Edinburgh museum, library, archives, and Media Hopper’s Open Media Bank for your own creative endeavours.

Sessions per semester: 1

Duration: 1 hour

Tutor: Stephanie (Charlie) Farley


Lecture recording: licensing, media use, and open educational resources

This one hour information session provides practical advice to help you prepare your lectures for recording with the Media Hopper Replay service. The session covers and overview of copyright, licensing and media use for lecture recording, and finding and using open educational resources (OERs).

Sessions per semester: On demand

Duration: 1 hour

Tutor: Stephanie (Charlie) Farley & Lorna M. Campbell

Preparing for Lecture Recording videos: OER and Accessibility


Resource Lists & Open Textbooks

This session will provide an introduction and overview of the Resource List service and how it can be used to provide streamlined student access to learning and library materials, along with an introduction and overview of Open Textbooks, what they are, how they can be used, and where to find them.

Sessions per semester: On demand

Duration: 1 hour

Tutor: Stephanie (Charlie) Farley


Will it Bite Me? Media, licensing, and online teaching environments

This one hour information session aims to provide teaching staff with the information and tools to use copyright and licensed materials in teaching while adhering to licenses and copyright protections.

Sessions per semester: 3

Duration: 1 hour

Tutor: Stephanie (Charlie) Farley

Will it Bite Me? videos