open.ed

Open Knowledge at the University of Edinburgh

9.00 am - 12.30 pm, Informatics Forum

open.ed is about Open Knowledge at the University of Edinburgh. Open Knowledge encompasses a range of concepts and activities, including open educational resources, open science, open access, open data, open design, open governance and open development. There are a variety of initiatives across the University that contribute to this agenda, and the time is ripe to develop a more coordinated approach. In order to move this process forward, we are holding a half-day workshop devoted to open.ed, focussing on the areas learning and teaching; the student experience; and research. We would like to gather ideas on how to develop a roadmap for making progress in each of these areas.

The workshop is being held in conjunction with the University's participation in a project launched by Universities UK and the Open Data Institute, Creating Value from Open Data.

Programme

09.00 Coffee

09.30 Welcome and introduction: Ewan Klein (Informatics), Will Hammonds (Universities UK), Melissa Highton (IS, Learning, Teaching and Web Services)

09.45 Learning and Teaching: Melissa Highton, Lorna Campbell (Assistant Director CETIS), Ally Crockford (Postdoctoral Fellow IASH and Wikimedian-in-Residence National Library of Scotland)

10:30 Research: Robin Rice (University Data Librarian), James Stewart (Institute for Science, Technology and Innovation), Bert Remijsen (Linguistics), James Bednar (Informatics)

11:15 Coffee break

11:45 The Student Experience: Martin Morrey (IS, Learning Applications), Steph Hay & Miles Blaney (IS, Learning Services), Greg Giltrow-Tyler (Student Systems), Hayden Ball (Informatics), Hans Christian Gregersen (Informatics)

12:30 Close

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