Reading time: 6 minutesHristo Meshinski discusses his involvement in the development of an offline degree finder game. Introduction Every year the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland organise their flagship event to showcase Scottish agricultural rural life. It is a perfect day out for families with children to enjoy together. As a way to attract young talent […]

Reading time: 4 minutesAs I approach the halfway point of my internship, I think it is a good time to reflect on my job of creating materials to help students understand how to use Learn, or as I prefer to call it, helping students learn Learn. Three weeks ago, I would have had very little faith in myself regarding […]

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At the University of Edinburgh, we are moving our self-hosted instance of Blackboard Learn to a SaaS instance. In preparation for this move, we needed to upgrade a number of our Learn building blocks to the latest version, to ensure they would be supported on the new SaaS platform.

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Reading time: 4 minutesWikimedian in Residence @emcandre highlights how staff & students are engaging with Wikipedia to address the diversity of editors & content shared online. “The information that is on Wikipedia spreads across the internet. What is right or wrong or missing on Wikipedia affects the entire internet.” (Wadewitz, 2014) Wikipedia, the free, online, encyclopaedia is building …

Reading time: 4 minutesFor those unaware what a MicroMasters is let’s talk cake (I would like to state now if you don’t like cake then replace the word cake with pie or whatever makes you happy). The Cake shop Imagine if I went to a specialist cake shop which was world ranked in the top 50 cake shops […]

Reading time: 3 minutesWhen Employ.ed internships were advertised in February I jumped at the opportunity. I was determined to stay in Edinburgh for the summer because as an international student who is about to enter her fourth year, I saw this summer as potentially one of my last within the city. Not only that, but last year I […]

Reading time: 4 minutesI attended the university if Edinburgh Teaching and learning conference this week. It’s the second year of the conference and browsing the session list it looked mega intimidating with references to papers and pedagogies plastered all over the place. Now I need to be honest (not Flea Bag honest but honest) before I blurb anymore. […]

Reading time: 3 minutesI am bad on reflecting, It’s something that is alien to me and feels kinda awkward however over the last year I have tried to challenge myself to try new things (sounds dodgy) with some of my peers (they will remain nameless) suggesting it may help (like a fart in an elevator). So one year […]

Reading time: 3 minutesHave you ever had a moment while watching the news, or an advert, and felt like you missed what was said? It’s an odd sensation and can totally change your understanding of what you see. Now imagine if that happened over and over again. What things might you miss out on? What context would you […]

Reading time: 6 minutesThe propoal After I publihsed my blog about the Festival of creative learning chatbot workshop I bumped into the Lisa Dawson (Head of Student Systems Operations) who asked if we could condense the 3 hour workshop into 45 mins, run it 4 times at an away day and go to the zoo (queue the gasp! […]

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