Event 2 – Programme

Event 2 – Programme

The event will take place in room 6 & 7, Floor E, Argyle House.

09.30 – 10.00 Coffee and networking

10.00 – 10.05 Welcome – Ewan Klein & Lorna M. Campbell

Presentations 

10.05 – 10.20 Gavin Wilshaw – Thesis digitisation project

10.20 – 10.35 Alex Chow – World Christianity & Wikipedia

10.35 – 10.50 Jeremy Knox – Algorithms and MOOCs

10.50 – 11.05 Jo Spiller – MOOC production

11.05 – 11.15  Lorna M. Campbell – International Open Science Conference report

11.15 – 11.30 Coffee

Presentations 

11.30 – 11.45 Ewan Klein – Internet of Things Programme

11.45 – 12.00 Chris Harlow – Reproductive Biology & Wikipedia

12.00 – 12.15 Wilbert Kraan – Uoe Open Data Policy

12.15 – 12.30 James Stewart – Living labs, teaching & community engagement

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

Workshops

13.30 – 14.45 DataShare Workshop – Pauline Ward

14.45 – 15.00 Coffee

15.00 – 16.30 Histropedia and Wiki Data workshop – Ewan McAndrew 

There are still a few places available for the afternoon workshops, please register here:

Event 2 – Registration, Speakers & Workshops

Event 2 – Registration, Speakers & Workshops

Registration is now open for the second UoE Open Knowledge Network event which will take place on Friday 28th April in Argyle House, University of Edinburgh.

The event will feature a morning of talks and discussions followed by hands on workshops and demonstrations in the afternoon.

Morning talks will include influence of algorithms on MOOCs – Jeremy Knox, Centre for Research in Digital Education.

  • Thesis Digitisation Initiative – Gavin Wilshaw, University Library & Collections.  
  • UoE Open Data Policy – Wilbert Kraan, Enterprise Architecture. 
  • MOOC developments –  Stuart Nicol, Education Development and Enhancement.
  • Internet of Things project – Ewan Klein, School of Informatics. 
  • OER17 and LILAC conference reports – Charlie Farley, Education Development and Enhancement.
  • International Open Science Conference report – Lorna M. Campbell, LTW.
  • Living labs, teaching & community engagement – James Stewart, Institute for Science, Technology and Innovation.
  • Reproductive Biology Wikipedia projects – Chris Harlow, Centre for Reproductive Health. 
  • World Christianity Wikipedia initiatives – Alex Chow, School of Divinity.

Additional speakers will be confirmed.

Afternoon workshops

  • Using Edinburgh DataShare – Pauling Ward, Data Library
  • Histropedia Timelines and Wiki Data – Ewan McAndrew, Wikimedian in Residence, LTW

Register here

This event is free of charge and open to all colleagues and students. Participants are welcome to register for morning talks, afternoon workshops or both.

Numbers are limited, so if you register for the event and are unable to attend, please let us know so we can allocate your place to a colleague.

Programme

09.30 – 10.00 Coffee & networking

10.00 – 11.15 Presentations & discussions

11.15 – 11.30 Tea and coffee

11.30 – 12.45 Presentations and discussions

12.45 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 14.45 DataShare Workshop 

14.45 – 15.00 Tea & Coffee

15.00 – 16.30 Histropedia and Wiki Data workshop.

Event 2 – Save the Date!

Event 2 – Save the Date!

The second UoE Open Knowledge Network event will take place on Friday 28th April in Argyle House.  The event will feature lightning talks and discussions in the morning and workshops and demos in the afternoon.  Further information and registration details will be available shortly.

Watch this space!

Open Educational Resources (OER) Breakout at OKN

Open Educational Resources (OER) Breakout at OKN

A write up of the Open Educational Resources (OER) Breakout at our first OKN event in January.

OER Breakout Group, CC BY Natalie Lankester-Carthy

A quick round table of our breakout group revealed that there was a desire for clear guidance on sourcing and using images, a framework to make it easier/encourage people to use and publish OER, and a clear explanation of the differences between closed teaching environments and where these become open environments and Open courses.

Most of the group were unaware of the Open.ed.ac.uk website providing this guidance, or the OER and Copyright services being provided out of ISG, or the Teaching and Learning OER Policy.

The message wasn’t reaching individuals and there was concern about the Silo behaviour within the University where many departments or groups are not interacting to share information or knowledge with others in the institution.

The OER service and Scholarly Communications in ISG are currently collaborating to run a copyright, licencing, and OER awareness campaign in 2017. Breakout participants were keen to add another level to communication by creating a way for Open Education Practitioners (OEPs) to locate and identify each other.

Methods suggested to achieve this included the use of hashtags on profiles in order to be able to easily locate and identify other OEPs, and/or an online forum such as Slack. The University has Yammer within Office365 which could be used to create an OEP forum group.

We’d welcome thoughts and comments on these points and suggestions, so please let us know what you think.

Incentivising Open Research

Incentivising Open Research

In addition to a keynote and lightning talks, the recent UoE Open Knowledge Network event hosted a series of parallel discussion sessions focused on open educational resources, the interface between unrestricted and open data and incentivising the sharing of research data.  This latter session, led by Pauline Ward of the Data Library, identified a number of key points to address and potential actions to take forward.

Key Points

Greater sharing of research data can happen through:

  • Financial incentives.
  • Culture shift to ‘open by default’.
  • Leading by example e.g. raise awareness of clinical anonymised data already in DataShare.
  • Encouraging all researchers to put their own data on wikidata. Raising awareness of Wikidata’s potential for data linkage and visualisation, reputational gain, powerful analytics, citation impact.
  • Clarity asap from HEFCE on how impact (from data in particular) will be defined and measured in the next REF.
  • New research to demonstrate increased citation impact from sharing data.

Actions

1. Formulate an offer of training on DataShare and Wikidata as an incentive for a volunteer researcher to become a Data Champion (for the Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences, after the Data Safe Haven becomes available this Summer).

2. Ensure clear guidance is available to researchers on how to mitigate the risk of infringing the General Data Protection Regulation, which will come into force in 2018. (There has been concern the stringent penalties may be deterring data sharing.)

We’d welcome thoughts and comments on these points and actions, so please let us know what you think.

UoEOKN breakout sessions, CC BY Natalie L.Carthy
Sharing Practice – Free For All

Sharing Practice – Free For All

The first University of Edinburgh Open Knowledge Network event took place at the Informatics Forum on Tuesday 31st January.  The aim of the event was to enable colleagues to share practice and to highlight some of the diverse range open knowledge activities going on around the University.  Open Knowledge is about creating an inclusive, international community and sharing knowledge both within and outwith the bounds of the institution.

A storify of tweets and pictures from the event is available here: UoE Open Knowledge Network 1 

Lorna M. Campbell introducing the UoE Open Knowledge Network, CC BY Stephanie Farley

Free For All

The University of Edinburgh recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Library of Scotland encouraging collaboration and partnerships between the two organisations and we were delighted to welcome Gill Hamilton, Digital Access Manager at the NLS, to open the UoE Open Knowledge Network.  Gill gave an inspiring keynote that provided a unique historical over view of openness and also highlighted some of the National Library’s open initiatives including sharing image collections on flickr, hosting Wikimedians in Residence, and making data available through the NLS Data Foundry.  Gill also spoke about some of her own personal open knowledge activities:

“I like to edit lochs and dead women and remove hyperbole on Wikipedia

Ultimately Gill reminded us that open knowledge and open data are more important than ever in this era of “alternative truths”.

Following Gill’s keynote we had a series of lightning talks from colleagues around the University, some of which are included here.

OER Policy at the University of Edinburgh

– Stuart Nicol, Education Development and Enhancement

We are not in a post facts world

– Ewan McAndrew, Wikimedian in Residence

Open Content / Open Collections

– Claire Knowles, Library and University Collections

Open Data in the Global South

– Dan van der Horst, Geosciences

MESH – Mapping Edinburgh’s Social History

– Richard Rodger
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Edinburgh Cityscope Data and Features

– Richard Good

Open Data: who decides?

– Dave Berry, Enterprise Architecture

Building student capital through student led outreach engagement and learning development

– Colin Graham, Geosciences

Event 1 – Sharing Practice

Event 1 – Sharing Practice

Date: 31 January 2017, 09.30- 15.00
Venue: Informatics Forum
Hashtag: #UoEOKN

The first UoE Open Knowledge Network event will feature an opening talk by Gill Hamilton Digital Access Manager, National Library of Scotland, followed by a series of lightning talks highlighting open knowledge activities and initiatives around the university, followed by break out sessions to discuss relevant issues and future activities.  

Agenda

09.15 – 09.30 Coffee

09.30 – 09.45 Introduction – Ewan Klein and Lorna M. Campbell

09.45 – 10.20 Opening Talk – Gill Hamilton, Digital Access Manager, National Library of Scotland

10.20 – 11.30 Lightning Talks Panel 1

10.20 – 10.30 Stuart Nicol, OER Policy, EDE

10.30 – 10.40 Colin Graham, Senior Professorial Fellow, Geosciences

10.40 – 10.50 Dominic Tate, Head of Library Research Support, L&UC

10.50 – 11.00 Dan Van der Horst, Senior Lecturer in Environment and Society, Geosciences

11.00 – 11.10 Ewan McAndrew, Wikimedian in Residence, LTW

11.10 – 11.30 Discussion

11.30 – 11.50 Coffee

11.50 – 13.00 Lightning Talks Panel 2

11.50 – 12.00 Richard Rodger, Professor of Economic and Social History

12.00 – 12.10 Jen Ross, Senior Lecturer in Digital Education, Centre for Research in Digital   Education

12.10 – 12.20 Dave Berry, Enterprise Architecture, ISG

12.20 – 12.30 Richard Good, Edinburgh Cityscope

12.30 – 12.40 Claire Knowles, Library Digital Development Manager, L&UC

12.40 – 13.00 Discussion

13.00 – 13.50 Lunch

13.50 – 14.00 23 Things prize giving

14.00 – 14.45 Break Out Sessions

  • The interface between unrestricted and open data – Wilbert Kraan, Enterprise Architecture.
  • Incentivising researchers to make their work as open – Pauline Ward, EDINA and Data Library.
  • Open Educational Resources  – Charlie Farley, EDE.
  • Delegate led sessions.

14.45 – 15.00 Plenary and next steps

Welcome to UoE Open Knowledge Network

Welcome to UoE Open Knowledge Network

Welcome to the University of Edinburgh Open Knowledge Network!  UoE OKN is an informal network to draw together the University’s strategic policies and activities in the area of Open Data, Open Access, Open Education, Open Research, Open Collections and Archives.

Over the course of the next six months the Network will run a series of free event and activities to support cross-fertilisation of ideas and promote the institution’s open knowledge activities.

The Open Knowledge Network is run by Lorna Campbell, LTW, and Ewan Klein, Informatics, together with colleagues from across the University.  The project is funded with a grant from the Information Services Innovation Fund.