Educational Design and Engagement

Educational Design and Engagement

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Open for Good: Five years of Open Education Resources at the University of Edinburgh

In order to mark five years of Open Education Resources (OER) at the University of Edinburgh and to coincide with Open Education Week, we’re delighted to announce that we’ll be running an OER theme on Teaching Matters –  Open for Good: Five years of Open Education Resources at the University of Edinburgh.

In 2016, to support the University’s Vision for OER the Learning and Teaching Committee approved an OER Policy, which encourages staff and students to use, create and publish OERs to enhance the quality of the student experience, expand provision of learning opportunities, and enrich our shared knowledge commons. At the same time, the OER Service was set up to provide staff and students with advice and guidance on creating and using OER, engaging with open education, and developing information and copyright literacy skills. This series of blog posts will explore how colleagues from schools and colleges across the University have engaged with open education and embedded OER in the curriculum in order to enable students to develop essential core disciplinary competencies and transferable attributes, while enhancing their professional practice and co-creating open knowledge. 

The series will launch with an introductory post by Dr Melissa Highton,  Assistant Principal and Director of Learning, Teaching and Web Services (LTW), on Thursday 4th March. We’ll also have guest posts from Dr Sarah Ivory, Dr Jill Mackay, Dr Jeni Harden, PhD student Eleanor Capaldi, the Open eTexbooks for Access to Music Education project, colleagues in GeoSciences, and many more.

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