[Event] ALT Scotland SIG – Open Scotland 3rd June, Edinburgh #altc #openscot

The ALT Scotland SIG has a lovely day lined up to discuss ‘openness’ in various aspects of education. It’s particularly nice to see people for the Scottish Government and education coming together and hopefully there will be a useful exchange of information and ideas. The event is free to attend but numbers are limited so don’t delay to avoid disappointment. We’ll hopefully be streaming the event to the ALT YouTube channel so hopefully there will be an opportunity to engage remotely.

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[on a personal note really looking forward to finally being able to meet Jonathan Worth in person #bigfan].

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.

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Draft Programme

09:30-10:30Registration (Tea/Coffee)
10:30-10:45Welcome from ALT Scotland SIG – Linda Creanor, Glasgow Caledonian University and Joe Wilson, SQA
10:45-11:00Update from ALT – Maren Deepwell, ALT
11:00-11:30Scottish Government perspectives – Colin Cook, Deputy Director of Digital Strategy, Scottish Government
11:30:12:00SFC Update – David Beards, Scottish Funding Council
OU Scotland’s Open Education Project – Ronald McIntyre, OU Scotland
12:00-12:30Open Badges, Open Borders – Suzanne Scott, Borders College
12:30-13:30Lunch
13:30-14:00Open Courses – Jonathan Worth, Coventry University
14:00-14:30Open Institutions – Natalie Lafferty, University of Dundee
14:30-15:00GLOW – Ian Stewart, John Johnstone (tbc)
15:00-15:15Coffee break
15:15-15:30Scottish Open Education Declaration – Lorna M. Campbell, Cetis
15:30-16:00Plenary discussion
16:00Close
3 Jun 2014 10:30 AM   to   4:15 PM
The Forum
School of Informatics
University of Edinburgh
EdinburghEH8 9LE
United Kingdom