About Open Scotland

“Open Policies can develop Scotland’s unique education offering, support social inclusion and inter-institutional collaboration and sharing and enhance quality and sustainability.”

Open Scotland is a voluntary cross sector initiative that aims to raise awareness of open education, encourage the sharing of open educational resources, and explore the potential of open policy and practice to benefit all sectors of Scottish education.

The Open Scotland blog acts as a focal point to engage the community and disseminate news and developments relating to all aspects of openness in education in Scotland and further afield.

Engaging with Open Scotland

To keep up to date with Open Scotland, please follow this blog and keep and eye on the #OpenScot hashtag on twitter.

Open Scotland operates a shared curation model. You can find out more about our shared curation model here: Open Scotland Shared Curation Invitation and if you would like to volunteer to curate Open Scotland, you can sign up here: Open Scotland Curation Sign Up. For further information please contact Lorna M. Campbell, lorna.m.campbell@icloud.com or Joe Wilson, joewilson@joewilson.net

Origins of Open Scotland

The statement above was the starting point for the Open Scotland Summit, which took place at the National Museum of Scotland in June 2013. The Summit brought together senior representatives from a wide range of Scottish education institutions, organisations and agencies to discuss open education policy for Scotland. Facilitated by Jisc Cetis, in collaboration with SQA, Jisc RSC Scotland and the ALT Scotland SIG, Open Scotland provided senior managers, policy makers and key thinkers with an opportunity to critically reflect on the national and global impact of open education, to share strategic priorities and to scope collaborative activities to encourage the development of open education policies and practices to benefit the Scottish education sector as a whole.

Open Scotland was launched as a result of this Summit and has been supported by a range of institutions and organisations including Cetis, SQA, Jisc RSC Scotland, the University of Edinburgh and the ALT Scotland SIG.