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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Digital Skills Festival: Blogging to Build your Professional Profile

June 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This workshop will introduce you to the 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 participants through the process of setting up a new blog, choosing a theme, adding posts, and managing privacy and access permissions. Links to additional support resources and course will be provided.

Learning Outcomes:

This session will introduce participants to:

  • The University’s Academic Blogging Service
  • The benefits of professional blogging
  • Writing for blogs
  • Amplifying your blog with social media
  • Dealing with comments and managing access permissions
  • Setting up a blog on blogs.ed.ac.uk
  • Choosing your blog theme
  • Adding posts and media to your blog.

This session will be presented by Lorna campbell and James Slack.

Lorna has twenty years of experience working in education technology and manages the OER Service within Information Services at the University of Edinburgh.

James is the Noteable Service Manager, and Secondary Service Manager for Learn.

Registration via MyEd: Blogging to Build Your Professional Profile


June 1
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Lorna M. Campbell


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