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Copper engraving from the book: Karl Gottlieb von Windisch, Briefe über den Schachspieler des Hrn. von Kempelen, nebst drei Kupferstichen die diese berühmte Maschine vorstellen. 1783. Public Domain

Open Educational Resources – A Mechanical Turk?

Tomas Sanders is the current Open Content Curator intern in EDE. When not an intern, Tomas is a History student at the University of Edinburgh, as well as a walking tour guide (sadly he’s not one of the ones that get to wear a cloak). —————- ***Standard warning that the …

Launch of Media Hopper

This week saw the official launch of Media Hopper, the University’s new hub for creating and sharing media. Media Hopper is already being very widely used – as the launch video linked above will testify. In April alone: 400 new users,  600 uploads, 1700 hours of content viewed – and …

The Open.Ed website

The day we Open.Ed a new website

The past couple of weeks have been pretty significant in terms of the development of open education at the University of Edinburgh. On the 4th of February we launched Open.Ed, a website devoted to showcasing OERs at the University. In the week prior to that an OER policy was approved …

Professor Dave Raey speaking about Carbon Management and Education

eLearning@ed Conference 2015

Several colleagues from the Educational Design & Engagement team were able to attend the annual eLearning@Ed Conference on April 23rd, below is a summary of highlights from the day. The theme for this year’s conference was “Designing for 21st Century Learning.” Mark Wetton Attended “Co-Creation: Student Ownership of Curriculum” by …

This photo " Wapping Dock, Liverpool" is copyright (c) 2015

Learning {Re}imagined

Last week I attended the Blackboard Teaching and Learning Conference 2015. I intended to write a post summarizing the different keynotes and breakout session I attended, but as I was writing I realized that it was already 700 words and I had only written about the first keynote! This was …

IT Futures Conference 2014

The annual IT Futures Conference at the University of Edinburgh was held on Thursday December 11th at the University of Edinburgh. This is a conference that my colleagues and I look forward to attending as it always stimulates lots of conversation both during the conference and afterwards. I decided to …

OER 14

OER14, the fifth annual UK OER (Open Educational Resources) conference, was held in the Centre for Life in Newcastle on 28th & 29th April. The conference themes this year focussed around OER as a catalyst for building communities of open practice which, given recent criticism of the OER movement for …

What is Big Data?

I joined the Learning Services team in June 2013.  Coming to e-learning from a librarianship background there have been many words and terms that were unfamiliar to me ‘Big data’ is a term that I hadn’t heard before I started working in Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL); so when the chance …

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