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This post is the fourth in a series of blog posts for Open Education Week. By Dr Iraklis Pantopoulos, Edinburgh College of Art, and Dr Charlotte Bosseaux, Translation Studies, School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, University of Edinburgh. Translation and open education go hand in hand! The historical role played by translation in the proliferation and dissemination of knowledge …

This post is the third in a series of blog posts for Open Education Week. By Jemima John, Digital Skills Intern and undergraduate, School of Law, and Ewan McAndrew, Wikimedian in Residence, University of Edinburgh. Since the early 2000’s, Wikipedia has acquired somewhat of a negative reputation for being unreliable. Educators are normally wary of allowing Wikipedia …

  The Pitch   As the deadline for 2019 Festival of Creative Learning loomed the media team decided to pitch an idea for a 24hour film making challenge. The idea was inspired by Renzo Grande’s fantastic talk at Mojo Fest 2018 about the work of The 24HourProject. The 24HourProject aims to connect emerging photographers, aspiring photojournalist […]

"Fast Castle: From the Sea" by Henry Bright.

Jackie Aim, Stewart Lamb Cromar and Hristo Meshinski take a little time to reflect on last week’s Festival of Creative Learning workshops.

Wikipedia is the 5th most visited website in the world and is an important first stop when looking up any topic – it is truly an incredible resource. But its power can be dangerous. It lacks diversity both in its editorship and its articles. This means that its systemic biases can have a large impact on …

As part of my work as a Board member of the Apereo Foundation, we’ve been working on new content to more clearly make the case for adopting open source, particularly in education. Alongside that we’ve been working on developing open source health measu…

Addressing the challenges of digital and information literacy, digital scholarship and open knowledge at the University of Edinburgh Summary The University of Edinburgh is the first university in the UK to appoint a university-wide Wikimedian in Residence as part of its institutional strategy to develop information and digital literacy skills for staff and students, and …

[Words: Lila Pitcher, Academic Blogging Intern]   Welcome to the Festival of Creative Learning, a week rich in discovery and crawling out of comfort zones, where students leave their degree title under an unkept pile of assignments to learn something new, from skeletons and climate change to sewing. This year, I was neither an attendee nor […]

We ran our ‘Get Blogging’ event yesterday during the Festival of Creative Learning Week.  It was a really fun event and we packed loads in. We’ve got a proper blog post coming about the event soon.  In the meantime, I promised the attendees I’d share our PowerPoint slides with them …

As part of the University of Edinburgh’s Festival of Creative Learning myself, Stewart Cromar and Marcello Crolla decided to host a Hackathon on chatbots. The premise of the hackathon wasn’t to delve into the technology and build a new skynet. It was too try and make the technology more accessible by removing the technology and […]


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