University of Edinburgh approves OER Policy

An announcement to coincide with Open Education Week

As part of its on going commitment to open education, the University of Edinburgh has recently approved a new Open Educational Resources Policy, which encourages staff and students to use, create and publish OERs to enhance the quality of the student experience. The University is committed to supporting open and sustainable learning and teaching practices by encouraging engagement with OER within the curriculum, and supporting the development of digital literacies for both staff and students in their use of OERs. The policy, together with supporting guidance from Open.Ed, the University’s OER portal, intends to help staff make informed decisions about the creation and use of open educational resources.

The policy is based on the University of Leeds OER Policy, which has already been adopted by the University of Greenwich and Glasgow Caledonian University. By adopting this policy, the University is demonstrating its commitment to all staff and students who wish to use and create OERs in their learning and teaching activities, and who wish to disseminate the knowledge created and curated within the University to the wider community.

Further information about the policy is is available on the Open Scotland blog and you can access the OER Policy itself and related resources from Open.Ed here http://open.ed.ac.uk/about/

Please consider the environment and think before you print University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity. Charity number SC002520. Legal disclaimer The information transmitted is the property of University of the West of Scotland and intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential and/or privileged material. Statements and opinions expressed in this e-mail may not represent those of the University. Any review, retransmission, dissemination and other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon, this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited. If you received this in error, please contact the sender immediately and delete the material from any computer.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s