Open Learning

As the name suggests Learn.scot is an e-learning community for Scotland.

The goal is an ‘Open Learning’ platform, meaning an open source approach to content, in terms of providing and accessing freely, with the licence to reuse and extend the content.

Experts‘ can easily co-edit the library, adding new materials and linking in resources like Github repositories.

Open Sourced E-Learning

You can publish commercial courses that charge for access, or in support of our Digital Nation agenda we encourage open sourcing materials, freely provided and freely available for reading and using.

This goal is supported by specific tools, notably an overall E-Learning system as the best practice knowledge base, and also editor functions to help link other related resources most notably a Github repository. Repos can be linked to and highlighted as part of the supporting Learning Materials for a course:

This means both the content of your course and the materials and resources required to implement it, are accessible under a free-to-reproduce licence, and via tools that directly manage an open source feedback improvement loop.