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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October 2021

Women in Red – a monthly workshop to add more biographies of women to Wikipedia

October 29 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Collaborate Ultra
Three red hearts with the white silhouette of a woman's head.

Join us in our monthly Wikipedia Women in Red 'edit-a-thon'. This event focuses primarily on improving the systematic bias on…

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November 2021

Teaching with Wikipedia: a practical ‘how to’ workshop

November 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Collaborate Ultra
Ewan McAndrew stands next to table with women and men on laptops and using books to edit wikipedia

This event will demo best practice from working with over ten course programmes at the University of Edinburgh over the last…

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Witches, maps, and linked open data with Wikidata, Wikipedia’s sister project

November 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Collaborate Ultra
Map of accused witches place of residence in Fife and Lothian

Wikidata – “the source for open structured data on the web and for facts within Wikipedia.” (Wallis, 2014) Wikidata is a free and open…

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Introduction to Wikipedia’s sister project: Wikisource – the Free Digital Library

November 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Collaborate Ultra

Safeguarding digital heritage and ‘the democracy of reading’ (Smith in Shaffi, 2015) has never been more important. In this session we…

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Building Blocks of UK Copyright and Exceptions

November 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Collaborate Ultra
stack of colorful wooden building blocks

Copyright and licensing training is an important way to build confidence, awareness, and staff skills, enabling the provision of teaching,…

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Open education in the curriculum

November 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Collaborate Ultra

Creating and using open educational resources is an important way to ensure longevity of access to course materials, and this…

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Women in Red – a monthly workshop to add more biographies of women to Wikipedia

November 26 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Collaborate Ultra
Three red hearts with the white silhouette of a woman's head.

Join us in our monthly Wikipedia Women in Red 'edit-a-thon'. This event focuses primarily on improving the systematic bias on…

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Creative Commons Quick Start – A short introduction to using CC licences

November 30 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Collaborate Ultra
Map of the Pacific Ocean with a cartoon ship with the Creative Commons logo on its sail.

Confused by Creative Commons?? At a loss about licences?? Bewildered by attribution?? If you’re new to Creative Commons licences or simply need…

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December 2021

Teaching with Wikipedia: a practical ‘how to’ workshop

December 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Collaborate Ultra
Ewan McAndrew stands next to table with women and men on laptops and using books to edit wikipedia

This event will demo best practice from working with over ten course programmes at the University of Edinburgh over the last…

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Copyright and licensing for hybrid teaching

December 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Collaborate Ultra
Two men sitting on a rocky cliff looking out across the water at a glacier

Building upon the introductory ‘Building blocks of UK copyright and exceptions’ this information session provides teaching staff with guidance on…

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