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.

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Wikimedia as an Open Educational Resource

27th April 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Hands are cupping a mini wikipedia globe made from wet sand

Event Description


Open Educational Resources (OER) are a freely available resources that have been specifically licensed for re-use. Wikipedia and its sister projects operate on a copyleft principle, where content on the encyclopaedia must be available for re-use and re-share. This means that most of Wikipedia and the Wikimedia project content are available for use in learning and teaching as OER.


In this session we will look at how content is created, shared, and maintained on Wikipedia, Wiki Data, Wikimedia Commons, and Wiki Books.


We will:

  • Introduce using the Visual Editor to create and edit articles on Wikipedia.
  • Identify openly licensed images, artwork, sound, and video on Wikimedia Commons.
  • Look at how to add content to Wikimedia Commons.
  • Look at Wiki Books content creation, verification, and community maintenance.
  • Use the Citation Hunt tool to improve Wikipedia content
  • Play the WikiData game.
  • Look at Histropedia timelines


Who should attend?

Absolutely anyone can use Wikimedia for something, so people of all disciplines and walks of life are encouraged to attend this session. Basic knowledge of using the internet will be needed to get involved in the practical activity, but there are no other pre-requisites.



Before attending please ensure that you have created a Wikipedia account.



Bookings via MyEd: http://edin.ac/2oPHVp1


27th April 2017
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Event Tags:
, ,


Stephanie (Charlie) Farley


Argyle House, Room EW.10
3 Lady Lawson Street
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
+ Google Map