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Call for posters: ‘The promise of open education’ conference

‘The promise of open education’ conference on Monday 11th September, in Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh.

Call for posters:

We are interested in poster submissions relating to the following topics:

  • the promise of open education,
  • any aspect of open education in Scotland
  • widening access/participation through open education

For more information and the submission guidance please see the full call for posters.

If you have an idea for poster and you’re not sure it fits the criteria please do send us a short resume to and we’ll be happy to discuss it with you.


Book your place via Eventbrite or contact with any queries



#OEPSforum4 posters

A vision for Open Educational Resources at University of EdinburghAt the fourth OEPS Forum on 9 March 2016 in Stirling, we will display a range of posters covering the following themes:

  • Using OER – what does good practice look like?
  • Changing culture, changing practice
  • Open education and digital engagement through a widening participation lens

We have already received a number of posters listed below:

Open design patterns for assessment as change agents – John Casey, The CIT-eA Project, City of Glasgow College

Promoting transformational change in OEP at OUSL – Shironica P. Karunanayaka and Som Naidu, The Open University of Sri Lanka; Monash University, Australia

Educational Audio and the Home of Radio #EDUtalk – John Johnston, David Noble, Edutalk

25 years of embracing and fostering openness in education – Ildiko Mazar, European Distance and E-learning Network, UK

Opening up spaces to support Rural Business in Scotland – Ronald Macintyre, OEPS Project

OEPS poster – OEPS project team

Open learning champions – Lindsay Hewitt and Gill Ryan, The Open University in Scotland

A vision for Open Educational Resources at University of Edinburgh – Stephanie Farley, University of Edinburgh

To register for #OEPSforum4 please visit our event on EventBrite:
Eventbrite - OEPS Forum 3

#OEPSforum3 posters

These are some of the posters which will be presented at #OEPSforum3 on 5 November 2015 in Glasglow:

Growing Skills: meeting the digital needs of online learners at RBGE – Cathy Shields, Jane Robertson and Lorna Mitchell, Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh

Development & Evaluation of University of Glasglow Biology pre-entry summer school – Dr Avril Edmond & Dr Mary McVey, University of Glasgow

25 years of embracing and fostering openness in education – Ildiko Mazar, European Distance and E-learning Network, UK

Open Educational Practices and Widening Participation – Lindsay Hewitt, The Open University in Scotland

Why and how the Open University provides free learning – Patrina Law, The Open University


You are invited to #OEPSforum3

As part of our mission to facilitate best practice in Scottish open education, we are delighted to announce the 3rd Opening Educational Practices Scotland Forum on Thursday 5th November 2015.

The theme of our 3rd forum will be Opening Educational Practice and Widening Participation.

Further details of the programme and how to register will follow soon, however in the meantime please put the date and venue in your diary:

Thursday 5th November 2015

200 St Vincent Street Conference & Events Venue, Glasgow G2 5RQ

The twitter hashtag for this event is #OEPSforum3

Please email if you would like to be added to our mailing list for #OEPSforum3 registration details when they become available.

Call for posters!

During the day we are planning a networking and poster session.  We are looking for posters that explore good practice in widening participation through open education.  If you’d like to submit a poster please get in touch by the end of July 2015 to express your interest at   Further details to follow soon on poster size and format, submission deadline, etc.

The purpose of the Forum is to:

  • explore the latest developments in open educational practice and pedagogy
  • provide insight into practical ways to get started, deepen or enhance your understanding of OEP
  • share the project’s progress, plans and findings
  • explore how OEPS can help you and your organisation – and how to get involved in the project
  • enable participants to build their own network of open educational practitioners

 We do this by:

  • Bringing together leading practitioners
  • Providing workshops on leading edge topics as well as introductory sessions for those new to OEP
  • Encouraging groups from organisations to come to the forum to learn together
  • Building time into the programme for participants to network
  • Facilitating sessions where the project can learn from participants’ knowledge and experience

We’re looking forward to welcoming you on 5th November 2015.