550 participants, 30 government ministers, representing 111 member states OER World Congress in Ljubljana Slovenia.
Open education can encompass many different things. These are just some of the aspects of open education
Each summer the OER Service employs Open Content Creation student interns, who take the materials created by the Geoscience students, make sure everything in those resources can be released under open license and then share them on TES Resources along with Curriculum for Excellence learning objectives and outcomes, so they could be found and reused by other teachers and learners.
For the Common Good: Responding to the global pandemic with OER
Responding to the global
pandemic with OER
Lorna M. Campbell,
OER Service, University of Edinburgh
Mental Health Awareness Week 004, 'We have great stuff' colouring
book, CC BY University of Edinburgh, https://flic.kr/p/2ghdNUE
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org
1. Building capacity of
stakeholders to create,
access, re-use, adapt and
2. Developing supportive
3. Encouraging effective,
inclusive and equitable
access to quality OER
4. Nurturing the creation of
sustainability models for
5. Promoting and reinforcing
UNESCO Recommendation on OER, https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000370936
Old College, University of Edinburgh, CC BY 2.0, LWYang, on Wikimedia Commons
University of Edinburgh OER Policy
• Approved by Learning and Teaching
Committee in January 2016.
• Informative and permissive.
• Encourages staff and students to use,
create and publish OERs to enhance the
quality of the student experience.
• Helps colleagues make informed
decisions about creating and using OER.
CC BY-NC-SA 2.0, Centre for Research Collections,
Mental Health: A Global Priority https://open.ed.ac.uk/mental-health-a-global-priority/
Mental Health & Wellbeing
Booklet, CC BY-SA, Maria Teixeira-
Dias, University of Edinburgh
we have great stuff, CC BY,
University of Edinburgh
“Today we are at a pivotal moment in history. The COVID-19 crisis
has resulted in a paradigm shift on how learners of all ages,
worldwide, can access learning. It is therefore more than ever
essential that the global community comes together now to foster
universal access to information and knowledge through OER.”
~ UNESCO Call for Joint Action: Supporting Learning and Knowledge Sharing through Open
Educational Resources (OER)
With thanks to…
Anne Aboaja, Narinder Bansal, Mike Boyd, Celine Caquineau, Stewart
Cromar, Kay Douglas, Mayank Dutia, Charlie Farley, Lizzy Garner-Foy,
Steve Gourlay, Liz Grant, David Griffith, David Hamilton, Douglas
Howie, Garry Ellard, Gilbert Inkster, Jon Jack, Lauren Johnston-Smith,
Stuart Nicol, Graham Nimmo, Olga Paterson, Lindsay Rutherford,
Maria Teixeira-Dias, Colin Wilson, GeoScience Outreach students,
Open Content Curation Interns, Interactive Content Team.
CC BY, University of Edinburgh,
unless otherwise indicated.
Lorna M. Campbell
Stephanie (Charlie) Farley