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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 …

Boy wearing space helmet plugged into a book.

A Student’s Perspective on Open Education

Martin Tasker – Open Content Curator Intern It’s no secret to anyone who knows me that I am a massive nerd. I love finding things out; history, science, maths – you name it, I’ve probably spent far too much time reading about it. Two of my earliest memories were two …

A Puffin preparing for flight on a cliffside.

Welcoming our Open Content Curator intern

We are delighted to welcome Martin Tasker as our Open Content Curator intern, working with the EDE team for twelve weeks over the summer. Martin will be primarily focusing on taking the fantastic Open Educational Resources created by students on the Geoscience Outreach and Engagement course, and those created by …

The Year 5 Emergency Medicine Team

Emergency Medicine videos Highly Commended at BMJ Awards

The Year 5 Emergency Medicine Team (learnEd) have been highly commended by the BMJ for Pecha Kucha teaching videos they created with our support.   This innovative project involved each team member creating a short video to be used as part of a flipped classroom model for students during their Emergency Medicine …

A picture of my Second Life Avatar (a wolf) admiring the work of Jilla Lamar in Second Life

Adventures in IDEL

Last year I had the privilege of being a student on the Introduction to Digital Environments for Learning (IDEL) course which is the foundation course for the MSC in Digital Education. This was funded by a the Institute for Academic Development (IAD) who as part of their support for the …

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 …

"2015 Open Education Week: March 9-13" by  Ron Mader is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Open Education Week

This is Open Education Week; five days of awareness raising, organised by the open education consortium, about the range of opportunities for education & learning freely available to everyone, worldwide (hashtag #openeducationwk). The University of Edinburgh has been involved in open education for a number of years – most notably …

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