University of Edinburgh OER Policy
This policy outlines the University’s position on Open Educational Resources (OERs) and provides guidelines for practice in learning and teaching. The University encourages staff and students to use, create, and publish OERs to enhance the quality of the student experience, enhance the provision of learning opportunities for all, and improve teaching practices. It also recognises that use, creation, and publication of OERs are consistent with the University’s reputation, values, and mission to “make a significant, sustainable and socially responsible contribution to Scotland, the UK and the world, promoting health and economic and cultural wellbeing”.
This document provides background, University position and guidance for the use of OERs in learning and teaching at the University of Edinburgh.