Data is a funny thing, I feel like its a riddle that we all are acutely aware off existing however seem paralysed to do anything about nor own it. What do I produce but never see, never own but has direct impact on everything around us and not just me ? The data conversation is […]

If you are a follower of my blog (well, the collection of random blog posts I’ve written), you’ll know that almost exactly a year ago, I moved from a position of IT Manager in a School to my post in Information Services as the Technology Enhanced Learning Team manager.  It’s …

Hristo 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 […]

As 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 […]

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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I’ve written this piece to revisit some older thinking, but also to state my position as part of my contribution to a presentation at the APT conference on 01 July at UCL. My colleagues Jenny Scoles and Timothy Drysdale will be there to present. Since …

Wikimedian 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 …

For 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 […]

When 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 […]

I 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. […]

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