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UoE Open Knowledge Network 2nd Event

28th April 2017

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The UoE Open Knowledge Network (OKN) is a new initiative that aims to bring together colleagues from across the institution who are working in the area of open knowledge, open data, open access, open education, open science, open collections & archives, etc., in order to support cross-fertilisation and promote the institution’s activities in these areas.

The second UoE Open Knowledge Network event will take place on Friday 28th April in Argyle House.  The event will feature lightning talks and discussions in the morning and workshops and demos in the afternoon.

The event will feature a morning of talks and discussions with colleagues across the institution followed by hands on workshops and demonstrations in the afternoon.


09.30 – 10.00 Coffee and networking
10.00 – 12.30 Presentations and discussions
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 14.45 DataShare Workshop
15.00 – 16.30 Histropedia and Wiki Data workshop

Morning talks will include

  • The influence of algorithms on MOOC – Jeremy Knox, Centre for Research in Digital Education
  • Thesis digitisation initiative – Gavin Willshaw, University Library & Collections
  • Recent MOOC developments – Stuart Nicol, Education Development and Enhancement
  • Internet of Things project – Ewan Klein, Informatics
  • International Open Science Conference report by Lorna M. Campbell, LTW
  • OER 17 Politics of Open Conference report by Charlie Farley, Education Development and Enhancement

Additional speakers will be confirmed.

Afternoon workshops

  • Using Edinburgh DataShare – Pauling Ward, Data Library
  • Histropedia Timelines and Wiki Data – Ewan McAndrew, Wikimedian in Residence, LTW

Register here

This event is free of charge and open to all colleagues and students. Participants are welcome to register for morning, afternoon or both.

Numbers are limited, so if you register for the event and are unable to attend, please let us know so we can allocate your place to a colleague.


Read more about the first UoE OKN event here


The UoE Open Knowledge Network is supported by the ISG Innovation Fund.


28th April 2017
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Lorna M. Campbell