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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Licensing, Games, and OER: Board Game Jam

30th November 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

dice, counters, and spinners

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.


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.


In this session you will learn:

  • the differences between copyright and licensing
  • how to identify licensed material that is free for re-use
  • how to licence your own work
  • fun and quick methods of collaborative game creation


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!

No game or design expertise required.


Open to All staff, and All students.

Bookings via MyEd


The workshop will be run by Stephanie (Charlie) Farley, Open Educational Resources Advisor, Educational Design and Engagement.


Header Image: Assorted die, counters, and markers. Photograph by Gavin Willshaw. Creative Commons Attribution licence 4.0


30th November 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Stephanie (Charlie) Farley


ECA Main Building, Room B22
74 Lauriston Place
Edinburgh, EH3 9DF United Kingdom
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