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Educational Design and Engagement

Educational Design and Engagement

Enriching the student learning experience & supporting development of on campus and online courses.

The upload stage of Edinburgh’s Their Finest Hour project has begun! After collecting over fifty testimonies, and thousands of photographs of WW2-related objects at the collection day, we are now working through the stories and photos, and uploading them to Oxford’s online archive that will launch in June. While we do this, we’re keeping a […]

The University’s first massive open online course or MOOC launched in 2013. Ten years on the service behind short online courses continues to go strength for strength. To mark ten years of designing engaging online learning and helping produce over 100 MOOCs, some of the team members of the Online Course Production Service have shared […]

Last week I joined the ALT Winter Summit on Ethics and an Artificial Intelligence. Earlier in the year I was following developments at the interface between ethics, AI and the commons, which resulted in this blog post: Generative AI: Ethics all the way down.  Since then, I’ve been tied up with other things, so I […]

  On Saturday 25th November, Edinburgh University student and staff volunteers ran a successful digital archive event on Saturday as part of the University of Oxford’s Their Finest Hour project.  Over 100 members of the public came to the event, and volunteers recorded over 50 interviews and took thousands of photographs of items including a […]

In early 2020, pre-pandemic, I was asked for my opinion on using TikTok for university marketing.  At the time I honestly thought it was the cringiest idea ever, not suitable at all for “serious” educational institutions. At the time, TikTok was synonymous with silly dances and funny challenges. It still is, to an extent, but […]

Public event aims to preserve Second World War memories  The University of Edinburgh is inviting people to bring stories and objects relating to the Second World War to a Digital Collection Day at Rainy Hall, New College on 25th November 2023, from 10am to 4pm.      The University of Edinburgh is excited to partner with […]

Quick link to useful resources >> This year we have been celebrating 10 years of massive open online courses (MOOCs) at the University of Edinburgh, having delivered more than 100 short online courses and shared over 1000 videos as open educational resources (OERs). We have an infographic that captures these achievements, alongside an impressive number […]

Register for the event here: https://edin.ac/451MiRy
 

Do you have any Second World War related stories and objects passed down to you from your parents, grandparents and other family members? Would you like to digitally preserve these stories and objects before they are lost to history? Bring your diaries, letters, photos, memories, objects* or stories about your family’s wartime experience to our Digital […]

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