OER Service Digital Skills Events

The OER Service runs a wide range of workshops and events as part of the University's Digital Skills programme. Our up and coming events are listed below, and you can find a full list of workshops we offer here:  OER Service Digital Skills. If you would like us to come to your school or college to run a session tailored to your requirements, please contact us at open.ed@ed.ac.uk.

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Board Game Jam: Future Teacher

10th May 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Paper shapes and dice

Learn about copyright, licensing and image attribution in this fun, interactive session devising and creating board games as Open Educational Resources (OER).

This will be a fun opportunity to learn how to make a game and how they can be useful in revision sessions or other group events.

The session will guide you through to create your own game using openly licensed images, and how to add variety and fun by employing different game mechanics.

OERs are digitised teaching and learning resources that reside in the public domain or have been released by the copyright owner under an intellectual property licence (e.g. Creative Commons) that permits their use or re-purposing (re-use, revision, remixing, redistribution) by others.

The workshop will cover:

  • the differences between copyright and licensing,
  • how to identify licensed material that is free for re-use,
  • how to correctly attribute the materials you use,
  • how to licence your own work,
  • how to create your very own board game!

We’ll provide everything you need to get you up and running, including inspiring images from our Library Special Collections.

All we need from you are your enthusiasm and your ideas!

Bookings via MyEd: http://edin.ac/2lfBcD7

This Board Game Jam is part of the Future Teacher programme of events which focuses on the big issues and the new technologies that will have an impact on teaching over the next few years, asking how teaching is changing and how should we respond. The sessions are intended to offer opportunities for discussion as well as practical know-how; to be lively, interactive and informative.

More Future Teacher events here


10th May 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Stephanie (Charlie) Farley


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Main Library (Room 1.12, First Floor) (Central Area)
Edinburgh, EH8 9LJ
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