The recent ALTC Connect, Collaborate, Create Conference at the University of Warwick featured a number of presentations focussed on open education in Scotland.
Into the Open – a critical overview of open education policy and practice in Scotland
Lorna M. Campbell, University of Edinburgh
This presentation provides a broad overview of current open education initiatives in Scottish Higher and Further education sectors and reflects on both progress and barriers to the development of open education policy and practice.
Stuart Nicol, University of Edinburgh
This presentation discusses a number of related initiatives at the University of Edinburgh in the context of supporting communities within the institution to acclimatise to the changing landscape brought about by the technologies and policies of open education.
Learning the Hard Way: Lessons in Designing OER in, for and through Partnership
Anna Page and Ronald MacIntyre, OPES Project, Open University
The presentation shares the OEPS project’s experiences of working in partnership with external organisations to create OER and enabling them to explore open educational practices in the process. The OEPS project has been adapting the existing tried and tested Open University course production models to partnership collaboration.
Making movies: Democratising the use of media in learning and teaching
Anne-Marie Scott, University of Edinburgh
This presentation provides an overview of strategic initiatives to place media use at the heart of the University of Edinburgh’s teaching, learning, research and public engagement activities and reflects plans for expanding the use of media to focus on assessment, feedback, and sharing as OERs in particular.