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Common Ground
A view of the open
education landscape in
Scotland
Lorna M. Campbell
Cetis / EDINA
lorna.m.campbell@icloud.c...
Cetis
• Centre for Educational Technology, Interoperability
and Standards http://www.cetis.ac.uk/
• A national UK technolo...
EDINA
• http://edina.ac.uk/
• Jisc centre for digital expertise and online
service delivery.
• Part of Information Service...
Higher Education: Policy
Higher Education: Policy
http://www.gcu.ac.uk/library/usingthelibrary/copyright/reusingcontent/
Higher Education: Research
http://www.gcu.ac.uk/academy/current/exploerer/
Higher Education: MOOCs
https://www.coursera.org/edinburgh
Higher Education: MOOCs
https://www.futurelearn.com/partners/university-of-dundee
Higher Education: Event based courses
http://www.gcu.ac.uk/gameson/
Further Education: College Development
Network
http://www.collegedevelopmentnetwork.ac.uk/
Further Education: Re:Source
http://resource.blogs.scotcol.ac.uk/
Further Education: Open Badges
http://www.borderscollege.ac.uk/news-and-events/college-leads-the-way-with-online-
badges/
Open Badges in Scottish Education Group
http://www.rsc-scotland.org/?page_id=2223
Schools
http://www.edutalk.info/
Third Sector
http://www.open.edu/openlearnworks/course/view.php?id=1688
Opening Educational Practices in Scotland
• Open University project funded by the
Scottish Funding Council (SFC).
• £1.27 ...
ALT
• ALT Scotland SIG.
• ALT Open Education SIG.
• Run annual events across Scotland.
Wikimedia UK
https://wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/Women,_Science_and_Scottish_History_editathon_series
Wikimedia UK
• Wikimedians-in-residence at the National Library of Scotland and
Museums Scotland.
• Wide range of editatho...
Open Knowledge
• Open Knowledge is a non profit organisation founded in
Cambridge in 2004 which promotes open knowledge, o...
Open Scotland
Open Scotland is a cross sector
initiative that aims to raise
awareness of open education,
encourage the sha...
Open Scotland Partners
UNESCO Paris OER Declaration
Paris OER Declaration
C. Reinforce the development of strategies and policies
on OER: Promote the development of specific ...
Scottish Open Education Declaration
C. Reinforce the development of strategies and policies
for open assessment practices,...
• Wordpress
https://wordpress.com/
• Reclaim Hosting
http://reclaimhosting.com/
• Comment Press
http://futureofthebook.org...
Scottish Open Education Declaration
http://declaration.openscot.net/
Response
• Very positive response but initially assumed to be a
formal policy.
• Positive response from Cabinet Secretary ...
The way forward?
• Scot Gov and SFC appear to regard Declaration as a
worthwhile initiative, but reticent about providing
...
Laura Czerniewicz
“Policy is great, but
policy without a
budget can be
problematic.”
© University of Cape Town
http://www....
“Open education can promote knowledge transfer
while at the same time enhancing quality and
sustainability, supporting soc...
Questions?
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  1. 1. Common Ground A view of the open education landscape in Scotland Lorna M. Campbell Cetis / EDINA lorna.m.campbell@icloud.com
  2. 2. Cetis • Centre for Educational Technology, Interoperability and Standards http://www.cetis.ac.uk/ • A national UK technology advisory centre providing strategic, technical and pedagogical advice on educational technology and standards to funding bodies, standards agencies, government, institutions and commercial partners.
  3. 3. EDINA • http://edina.ac.uk/ • Jisc centre for digital expertise and online service delivery. • Part of Information Services at the University of Edinburgh • Develops and delivers shared services and infrastructure to support research and education in the UK
  4. 4. Higher Education: Policy
  5. 5. Higher Education: Policy http://www.gcu.ac.uk/library/usingthelibrary/copyright/reusingcontent/
  6. 6. Higher Education: Research http://www.gcu.ac.uk/academy/current/exploerer/
  7. 7. Higher Education: MOOCs https://www.coursera.org/edinburgh
  8. 8. Higher Education: MOOCs https://www.futurelearn.com/partners/university-of-dundee
  9. 9. Higher Education: Event based courses http://www.gcu.ac.uk/gameson/
  10. 10. Further Education: College Development Network http://www.collegedevelopmentnetwork.ac.uk/
  11. 11. Further Education: Re:Source http://resource.blogs.scotcol.ac.uk/
  12. 12. Further Education: Open Badges http://www.borderscollege.ac.uk/news-and-events/college-leads-the-way-with-online- badges/
  13. 13. Open Badges in Scottish Education Group http://www.rsc-scotland.org/?page_id=2223
  14. 14. Schools http://www.edutalk.info/
  15. 15. Third Sector http://www.open.edu/openlearnworks/course/view.php?id=1688
  16. 16. Opening Educational Practices in Scotland • Open University project funded by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC). • £1.27 million allocated over 3 years. http://oepscotland.org/
  17. 17. ALT • ALT Scotland SIG. • ALT Open Education SIG. • Run annual events across Scotland.
  18. 18. Wikimedia UK https://wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/Women,_Science_and_Scottish_History_editathon_series
  19. 19. Wikimedia UK • Wikimedians-in-residence at the National Library of Scotland and Museums Scotland. • Wide range of editathons taking place across Scotland. • Scottish Women on Wikipedia, Glasgow Women’s Library. • Scottish Women in Contemporary Art, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design. • Women, Science and Scottish History, University of Edinburgh. • EduWiki Conference 2014, University of Edinburgh.
  20. 20. Open Knowledge • Open Knowledge is a non profit organisation founded in Cambridge in 2004 which promotes open knowledge, open data and open content. • Local OK Scotland Group established. • Regular free and informal meetups in Edinburgh. • Open Knowledge Open Education Working Group. • Open.Ed: Open Knowledge at the University of Edinburgh.
  21. 21. Open Scotland Open Scotland is a 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. http://openscot.net/
  22. 22. Open Scotland Partners
  23. 23. UNESCO Paris OER Declaration
  24. 24. Paris OER Declaration C. Reinforce the development of strategies and policies on OER: Promote the development of specific policies for the production and use of OER within wider strategies for advancing education.
  25. 25. Scottish Open Education Declaration C. Reinforce the development of strategies and policies for open assessment practices, open educational resources and open online courses. Support the adoption of open licences for all publicly funded educational content. Promote the development and use of open educational resources within wider strategies for advancing education.
  26. 26. • Wordpress https://wordpress.com/ • Reclaim Hosting http://reclaimhosting.com/ • Comment Press http://futureofthebook.org/c ommentpress/ • The Institute for the Future of the Book http://futureofthebook.org Open Infrastructure
  27. 27. Scottish Open Education Declaration http://declaration.openscot.net/
  28. 28. Response • Very positive response but initially assumed to be a formal policy. • Positive response from Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning. • Considerable interest internationally. • Engaged with Open Policy Network. • Added to the CC OER Policy Registry. • Featured in the Open Education Consortium Newsletter. • Incorporated into the POERUP open education policy guidelines for Scotland. • Declaration being used at institutional level.
  29. 29. The way forward? • Scot Gov and SFC appear to regard Declaration as a worthwhile initiative, but reticent about providing funding or support. • Harmonising Declaration with current policy. • Evidencing the Declaration. • Evidence of impact. • Engaging Universities Scotland. • Engaging schools, colleges and third sector.
  30. 30. Laura Czerniewicz “Policy is great, but policy without a budget can be problematic.” © University of Cape Town http://www.cilt.uct.ac.za/news/cilt-boasts-new-director-laura-czerniewicz
  31. 31. “Open education can promote knowledge transfer while at the same time enhancing quality and sustainability, supporting social inclusion, and creating a culture of inter-institutional collaboration and sharing. In addition, open education can expand access to education, widen participation, create new opportunities for the next generation of teachers and learners and prepare them to become fully engaged digital citizens.” Open Scotland Declaration http://declaration.openscot.net/
  32. 32. Questions?

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