The Opening Educational Practices in Scotland (OEPS) project advise, co-develop and collaborate with a wide range of organisations regarding the development of open content and open courses.
All courses are self-paced and openly licensed so resources can be remixed and reused.
The badged open course Becoming an Open Educator was developed by the OEPS project team and community reviewed. With a focus on open educational practices (OEP) the course explores how becoming more open in your practice might impact on learning and teaching. This course is aimed at educators, facilitators and administrators across all sectors.
Read more about the course’s development. The course was launched in September 2016.
Introduction to Dyslexia and inclusive practice
Introduction to dyslexia and inclusive practice is the first of three linked modules written by the and Dyslexia Scotland. It aims to provide teachers and local authority staff with an awareness of what dyslexia is, its impact and how it can be supported within an inclusive school community. It also supports the General Teaching Council for Scotland’s professional standards.
The course was launched in March 2017.
Pre-register for the follow-on modules on dyslexia:
- Supporting dyslexia and inclusive practice (forthcoming autumn 2017)
- Dyslexia: Identification and support (forthcoming early 2018)
Supporting collective learning in workplace and community settings
Supporting collective learning in workplace and community settings was created by the OEPS team building on the learning and good practice collected whilst working with informal educators across the duration of the OEPS project.
The course provides support for anyone involved in organising informal learning in the workplace or in community settings. The course looks at how and where to find resources appropriate for your learners and explores how to set up study groups. This course may be of particular interest to Union Learning Representatives, support workers, volunteers with third sector organisations or people with similar roles in their workplace or community.
The course was launched in June 2017.
My Seaweed Looks Weird
Co-created with the Scottish Association for Marine Sciences (SAMS) at the University of the Highlands and Islands the open course My Seaweed Looks Weird takes a deep dive into the latest marine science research to help participants identify seaweed parasites. This course is aimed at anyone involved in seaweed production and cultivation.
The course was launched in May 2016.
Working together with Parkinsons UK the open badged course Understanding Parkinson’s was launched in May 2016. The course is aimed at health or social care professionals who are providing support for people with Parkinson’s and their families.
You can also read our Preliminary findings: Evaluation of a Pilot Cohort studying Understanding Parkinson’s
Forthcoming (pre-registration available soon):
- Parkinson’s: Managing palliative care
- Parkinson’s: Bone health
How to make an open online course
How to make an open online course explains how to design, structure and produce your own open online course. It was written by the Free Learning Team at The Open University and includes sections by the OEPS project team.
These courses will be live in summer 2017
- Global trends in death and dying (in partnership with the University of Glasgow
- Open Science Lab experiments
A further three courses developed with OEPS partners are in production.
Grow your own loaf
Inspired by attending an OEPS forum, the Royal Highland Education Trust developed Grow your own loaf to provide you with everything you need to grow your on loaf. (*seeds and soil not included)
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