Open Education Week 2022

Open EducationWeek 2022

An annual celebration, Open Education Week (OE Week) March 7-11th is an opportunity for actively sharing and learning about the latest achievements in Open Education worldwide.

This year we’re running two information events. The first is a webinar ‘Open to the World’ about our open course development. The webinar is free and open for anyone within or outwith the university to attend!

The second is an information session for internal University of Edinburgh staff on how open education is being used in curriculum across the university to the benefit of staff and students.

Details and booking links for both below.

Keep an eye on our twitter account @OpenEdEdinburgh throughout the week where we will be highlighting our fantastic massive open online courses (MOOCs), with a focus on where and how they align with and contribute towards the aims of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

In line with the UNESCO OER Recommendation, we believe that OERs and open knowledge can contribute to achieving the aims of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), which the University is committed to through the SDG Accord.

Open to the World: Open course development at the University of Edinburgh

In this webinar, open for anyone to attend, join colleagues from the University of Edinburgh to learn about our vision for OER and the development of our free short online courses.

The University of Edinburgh is a world leader in digital education. We have a long-standing commitment to providing, and widening access to, high quality online learning opportunities through open education and OER. We are proud to offer a wide range of free short online courses as part of our commitment to community outreach and knowledge exchange. Since 2012, over 4 million learners around the world have enrolled in our 80 free online courses on partner platforms Coursera, FutureLearn and EdX. In order to ensure that our resources are open, sustainable and accessible, we share the videos created for each course through our Open Media Bank, where over 600 videos can be downloaded under open licence for reuse by all.

Hear senior managers, open educators, and instructional designers from the University of Edinburgh speak at this Open Education Week webinar to learn more about our vision for OER and open education, our approach to developing open online courses, the OERs we share, and the learning opportunities that we open to the world.

This webinar is free and will take place in Zoom. Details will be e-mailed to participants prior to the event.

Click here to register on Eventbrite for the Open to the World webinar


Open education in the curriculum

Note: This information session is being run internally for University of Edinburgh staff. Creating and using open educational resources is an important way to ensure longevity of access to course materials, and this can benefit staff, students, in all learning environments whether on campus, online, or hybrid.

Learning Outcomes: 

In this information session we will look at the ways in which open educational practices and open educational resources are being used across the university and the benefits this provides including how it can:

  • make a significant contribution to diversifying the curriculum
  • improving digital skills for both staff and students.
  • engage students in the co-creation of their own learning experiences
  • provide legacy and impact that can be reused and disseminated by other communities and organisations.
  • create concrete examples of student skills and knowledge towards their professional careers.

This session will be run by Lorna Campbell. Lorna has almost twenty years of experience working in education technology and manages the OER Service within Information Services at the University of Edinburgh.

This will be delivered solely online via Collaborate.  Attendee’s should make themselves aware of the best practise advice from Collaborate before joining the session: Collaborate Session Best Practices

Bookings via MyEd: