Opening Educational Practices in Scotland

Opening Educational Practices in Scotland

The Open Educational Practices in Scotland project (OEPS) aims to facilitate best practice in open education in Scotland through development of a peer support network, an online hub at www.oeps.ac.uk and awareness raising activities.  OEPS is also enhancing the Scottish tertiary education sector’s capacity and reputation in developing publicly available online materials supported by high quality pedagogy and learning technology. 

The project is funded from 2014-2017 and is assisting a number of organisations to create online courses for learners.  Some of these courses are shared in this collection, as is a collection of good practice case studies and guidance on open educational practices.

Some of the courses developed in partnership are published in their own collections:

In addition, OEPS was involved in co-authoring How to make an open online course.

See also the free resource for teachers Grow your own loaf created by the Royal Highland Education Trust, inspired by the OEPS project and hosted online as the result of the availability of a free open platform which the OEPS project has helped improve.


  • Resources for Open Educational Practice

    Resources for Open Educational Practice

    Resources for Open Educational Practice

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    Free Course

    10 hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Becoming an open educator

    Becoming an open educator

    This course, which was produced as part of the Opening Educational Practices in Scotland (OEPS) project is aimed at anyone who is curious about how free and open might change our approach to teaching and learning and has been designed for administrators, educators and facilitators in all sectors.

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    Free Course

    20 hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Supporting collective learning in workplace and community settings

    Supporting collective learning in workplace and community settings

    This course provides support for anyone involved in organising informal learning in the workplace or in community settings, by developing the collective use of open educational resources.

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    Free Course

    4 hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • My Seaweed Looks Weird: An Introduction to Seaweed Parasites

    My Seaweed Looks Weird: An Introduction to Seaweed Parasites

    This short course is part of a planned suite of short courses on seaweed aquaculture developed by the Scottish Association of Marine Science (SAMS) to explore best practice in seaweed cultivation.

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    Free Course

    2 hrs

    Level 3 Advanced

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