Teaching & Learning


Initiatives and resources supporting the objectives of UCL's Education Strategy 2016-21


Learn more about the UCL Open Education digital repository at upcoming events

18 June 2018

Two events take place at UCL where you can learn more about the project and get involved.

Staff and student computer

As we reported in May 2018, an Open Education repository is currently being piloted as a joint project between ISD and UCL Library Services. 

You can get involved in the project by attending the below events taking place at UCL or sign up to the open education mailing list by emailing oer@ucl.ac.uk.

Open education workshop at the Open Science Day event: introducing OpenEd@UCL

Monday 25 June 2018

  • Timing: 2:00 - 3:00pm
  • Location: Brunswick G5, Senate House, University of London

Open to all UCL staff and students – this session will be led by the open education team who are currently piloting OpenEd@UCL, UCL’s repository for teaching materials.

The workshop and information session will present an overview of open education and its benefits, what Open Educational Resources (OER) are, and how to use and create OER for HE teaching and learning.

Participants will understand how to navigate issues surrounding ownership, sharing, and re-use in open education, how the new OpenEd@UCL repository works, and what support UCL can provide when publishing teaching materials.

Join the next meeting of the special interest group

Thursday 28 June 2018

  • Timing: 10:30 - 11:30am
  • Location: Room 712, Maple House, 149 Tottenham Court Road, W1T 7NF

If you’d like to contribute or learn more about UCL’s open education initiative, join this special interest group meeting.

The meeting will provide an overview of how the project is progressing, how content is being published and reused through the OpenEd@UCL repository, and key areas of focus moving forward.

  • There is no need to register for this meeting.

What is open education?

Open education, like open access and open data, centres on a commitment to provide access to high quality education and educational resources to a global audience.

As the Open Education Consortium declares, "sharing is probably the most basic characteristic of education: education is sharing knowledge, insights and information with others, upon which new knowledge, skills, ideas and understanding can be built".

Open Education typically involves the creation and sharing of openly-licensed learning materials – open educational resources (OER) – that can be re-used and enhanced by the community. OER can include lesson and course plans, exercises, diagrams, animations, video or audio lecture recordings, presentations, handouts, mock papers/tests, reading lists, and so on.  


Please contact the team at oer@ucl.ac.uk if you require further information.