Cartoon illustration of somebody holding a map where X marks the spot.

Adobe first announced in July 2017 their intention to stop updating Flash player at the end of 2020. There are still quite a number of e-learning websites which use Flash for interactive content such as animations, quizzes and games. These will stop working for most people from January 2021 when Adobe will start blocking Flash […]

LEGO elf minifigure presenting news bulletins in a blizzard from Santa’s Workshop, North Pole

I had a great time attending our virtual festive office party this week. A kind team of University colleagues designed a creative agenda, stuffed full of genuine LOL moments for us all. Inclusive event Traditionally we’d all have a wee quiz and fancy meal in an Edinburgh restaurant. For 2020, our virtual equivalent had some… Continue reading Virtual elf benefits

Bristo Square sketch

Reading Time: 3 minutes Welcome back to the We Have Great Stuff – Volume 3 colour book-project. In this post, I will tell and show what we have been up to as well as offering insights into my working practice of turning pictures into sketches. So, I took my own advice from my last post: I went on a […]

My Animal Crossing avatar viewing an in-game representation of nine gastropods collected by Darwin

Following on from a post earlier this year, I wanted to revisit the video game Animal Crossing and import University artworks I had recently discovered whilst working on a brand-new digital exhibition. Carlyle Circle digital exhibition The Carlyle Circle was formed in 1990 to bring together and thank everyone who pledges to leave a legacy to the […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes First, I sincerely hope you are well and somehow coping in these uncertain times. Second, a very warm welcome to the start of what will hopefully become the We Have Great Stuff – Volume 3 colour book. Wherever you are thank you for tuning in here and taking the time to acquaint yourself with this […]

Part 2 of my Vlog entries on recent animation commissions. I recently finished a series of animations for schools with the Centre for Inflammatory Research. I used a relatively new piece of software from Adobe and collaborated with the client to deliver a series of characters that mimic my movements but are  lip-synched by the […]

This vlog entry is split into two parts (because it goes on for so long!). I had inteded to cover two projects in one video but I’ve had to plit themin two. This part documents the creative process for the Online Learning Marketing team’s Myth Busting animation series and how they were created with the […]

Processes and Plugins   I admit, I may be cheating a little here. As part of HeyPresstoConf20 I really wanted to be able to talk about our Plugins and Processes but couldn’t fit into the Tweet limit so I’m putting it all here. This should be helpful if you are planning on building your own […]

Baby Kirsten in the neonatal intensive care unit

Reading Time: < 1 minute Jackie Aim reflects on using H5P in large-scale e-learning projects and explores their latest content type ‘Interactive Book’.

Before starting my internship as the Wikimedia Training Intern at the University of Edinburgh, I did not know much about Wikipedia and its sister projects. I had obviously used Wikipedia; to settle arguments, as a springboard for research and as a helping hand in some particularly difficult pub quizzes. However, I had not given much …

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