Case Studies

The following case studies have been compiled by the Opening Educational Practices in Scotland project to illustrate real examples of open practice in various educational situations.  They reflect a broad range of experiences and contexts, showing how individuals, colleges, universities and organisations have used open educational resources and practices for learning, teaching and research.

If you have a case study to share on this site please get in touch via oepscotland@gmail.com.

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Dyslexia... and inclusive practice course logo under a CC-BY licence

Rapid Open Course Development: Dyslexia UK

7 August 2017 - 10:11am • Posted by Beck Pitt

In March 2017 OEPS, Dyslexia UK and Education Scotland launched the first of three open courses Introduction to Dyslexia and Inclusive Practice.  The course...…

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Porous University by Beck Pitt under a CC-BY licence

Creative Open Everyday Practice: Thinking Differently at UHI

7 August 2017 - 8:57am • Posted by Beck Pitt

Keith Smyth (@smythkrs) is Professor of Pedagogy and Head of the Learning and Teaching Academy at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI).…

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edShare@GCU: Advocacy for sharing in the open

19 July 2017 - 2:46pm • Posted by Beck Pitt

edShare@GCU is Glasgow Caledonian University’s (GCU) repository of educational resources. Its origins can be traced back to the Spoken Word Project, which...…

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"Badges" by Jacob Munk-Stander, licensed CC BY 2.0 under a CC-BY licence

Open Badges for Student Led Learning: The University of Edinburgh

1 July 2017 - 4:16pm • Posted by Beck Pitt

Peter Evans (@eksploratore) is based at The University of Edinburgh’s Institute for Education, Community and Society in the School of Education. He teaches...…

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'Open' by Beck Pitt under a CC-BY licence

Using OER to Test Assumptions: Wikibooks and Digital Media at The University of Stirling

26 January 2017 - 4:53pm • Posted by Beck Pitt

Greg Singh is Programme Director of Digital Media at The University of Stirling and a lecturer in media and communication.…

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Social Innovation Academy: Promoting openness and collaborative learning

9 December 2016 - 9:10am • Posted by Beck Pitt

Founded in early 2013 by Glenn Liddall, the Edinburgh based charity People Know How tackles inequality from the standpoint of Social Innovation, working to...…

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'Open' by Beck Pitt under a CC-BY licence

Thinking about Open: Reusable workshop pack

29 November 2016 - 4:27pm • Posted by Beck Pitt

The first Opening Educational Practices in Scotland (OEPS) reusable workshop pack was released in November 2016. This CC BY licensed pack contains resources,...…

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Stuart Nicol, image used with permission

Active Evolution: Enabling Cultural Change at Edinburgh University

27 July 2016 - 3:42pm • Posted by Beck Pitt

Stuart Nicol (@nicolvision) is a Learning Technology team manager at University of Edinburgh.…

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Creating a Culture of Open: University of Edinburgh

21 July 2016 - 4:15pm • Posted by Beck Pitt

…I would always suggest a vision should be supported by a policy, and a policy should be supported by a service and a service should be supported by...…

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