IWD2022 & OERs by Fabulous Women

Sofonisba Anguissola - Portrait of the Artist's Sisters Playing Chess

Celebrating International Women’s Day in 2022 we want to highlight some of the excellent OERs shared with us by a range of fabulous women teaching, supporting, and learning with us here at The University of Edinburgh.

To start with, we love these video lectures on Renaissance Feminism by Prof Jill Burke, Professor of Renaissance Visual and Material Cultures at ECA. We absolutely took time to take in and watch these fascinating lectures.

Dr Naomi Appleton, Senior Lecturer in Asian Religion at the School of Divinity, and Dr Alison Jack, Senior Lecturer in Bible and Literature, Assistant Principal of New College, shared OERs with us from their project ‘Approaching Religion Through Story’.

Dr Jill Mackay, Lecturer (Veterinary Medical Education) at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, has been creating and sharing OER with us for a number of years. We’re especially blown away by her work creating ‘R @ R(D)SVS’, an open textbook,  designed to help staff and students get to grips with with R.

Lizzy Garner-Foy, Instructional Designer in our Educational Design and Engagement team within Information Services, has created and shared a  “how to” guide on the process of writing effective programme level learning outcomes. It covers inclusive design principles, classifying learning objectives with Bloom’s Taxonomy, expressing learning objectives with active verbs,  includes examples of learning outcomes, and references useful resources including Graduate Attributes, QAA’s Subject Benchmark Statements, and the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework.

And we absolutely love the work that one of our 2019 Open Content Curators, Ana McKellar, put in to take materials from The University of Edinburgh Maths Outreach Team and turn them into some of our most popular Primary and Secondary resources in our curated TES collections.

Header image: Sofonisba Anguissola – Portrait of the Artist’s Sisters Playing Chess, public domain image on Wikimedia Commons.