ALT Scotland SIG - Open Scotland

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Open Scotland is a free one day event that provides an opportunity for ALT Scotland SIG members and the wider community to come together and share ideas and experiences of adopting and promoting open educational practices across all sectors of Scottish education.  The event will highlight examples of open education innovation across the Scottish education sector, including adoption of open badges and open assessment and accreditation practices; development of open educational resources and courses and open frameworks for technology enhanced learning.  In addition to showcasing homegrown initiatives, the event will also look further afield to inspiring and innovative projects and developments across the UK. This event will also explore some of the drivers and barriers to embedding open education policy and practice within Scottish education, and will provide an opportunity to discuss the draft Scottish Open Education Declaration prepared by Open Scotland*.


The event has been made possible with support from ALT, SQA, Jisc RSC Scotland and hosting from the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh.


Event hashtags: #altc #openscot


*Open Education, Open Scotland builds on the Open Scotland Summit and is facilitated by ALT, Cetis, Jisc RSC Scotland and the SQA.



Draft Programme

09:30-10:30 Registration (Tea/Coffee)
10:30-10:45 Welcome from ALT Scotland SIG – Linda Creanor, Glasgow Caledonian University and Joe Wilson, SQA
10:45-11:00 Update from ALT – Maren Deepwell, ALT
11:00-11:30 Scottish Government perspectives – Colin Cook, Deputy Director of Digital Strategy, Scottish Government
11:30:12:00 SFC Update – David Beards, Scottish Funding Council
OU Scotland’s Open Education Project – Ronald McIntyre, OU Scotland
12:00-12:30 Open Badges, Open Borders – Suzanne Scott, Borders College
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:00 Open Courses – Jonathan Worth, Coventry University
14:00-14:30 Exploring the digital university – Sheila MacNeill, Glasgow Caledonian University
14:30-15:00 GLOW – Ian Stewart, John Johnston 
15:00-15:15 Coffee break
15:15-15:30 Scottish Open Education Declaration – Lorna M. Campbell, Cetis
15:30-16:00 Plenary discussion
16:00 Close
3 Jun 2014 from 10:30 AM to  4:15 PM
The Forum
School of Informatics
University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
United Kingdom