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Event 2 – Presentations

Event 2 – Presentations

On Friday 28th April 35 colleagues from across the University came together for the second UoE Open Knowledge Network meet up.  The event featured a morning of speakers followed by workshops in the afternoon.  Guillaume Evrard has created a Storify of tweets from the event here University of Edinburgh Open Knowledge Network

PhD Thesis Digitisation Project

by Gavin Willshaw, University Library & Collections

Wikipedia in the Classroom –  World Christianity

by Alex Chow, School of Divinity

Details about this course can be found on Alex’s Wikipedia page here Wikipedia in the Classroom

Algorithms

by Jeremy Knox, Research in Digital Education

MOOC Production at UoE

by Jo Spiller, Education Development & Enhancement

International Open Science Conference report

by Lorna M. Campbell, Learning, Teaching and Web Division

A transcript of Lorna’s talk is available from her blog here International Open Science Conference Report .

UoE Internet of Things Programme

by Ewan Klein, School of Informatics

Ewan’s slides can be accessed from SharePoint here University IoT Programme.

Use of Wikipedia as a teaching tool in Biomedical Sciences

by Chris Harlow, Centre for reproductive Health

Open Data at the University of Edinburgh

by Wilbert Kraan, Data Architect

Learning by Developing in a Living Lab

by James Stewart, Institute for Science, Technology and Innovation

Introduction to Edinburgh DataShare

by Pauline Ward, Data Library

Edinburgh DataShare is a digital repository of research data produced at the University of Edinburgh, hosted by Information Services. Edinburgh University researchers who have produced research data associated with an existing or forthcoming publication, or which has potential use for other researchers, are invited to upload their dataset for sharing and safekeeping.

Wikidata and Histropedia Workshop

by Ewan McAndrew, Wikimedian in Residence

Slides and resources from Ewan’s workshop are available from Google drive here Wikidata and Histropedia.

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.

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
[PDF Download]

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