This poster will describe the purpose and development process of the University of Edinburgh’s Open.Ed website, an institutional website about Open Educational Resources (OERs).
OERs have been shown to benefit institutional reputation and to assist marketing of both the institution and individual courses: potential students report OERs to play a factor in choosing an institution; whilst OERs can also foster greater, often more informal, collaborations between educational institutions, employers and other organisations. Clearly we need to be able to showcase our OERs, and our approach to OERs, to the world in a consistent way. It was decided that best way to meet these requirements was to develop an easy-to-find, ‘one-stop-shop’ website which contains: up-to-date news and information; highlights best practice and OER exemplars; and acts as a front door to our resources.
It should be noted that this website is not a ‘repository’ of OER, but may integrate lightweight search and curation tools as it is further developed.