Educational Design and Engagement

Educational Design and Engagement

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

It’s said that you can only be the first to do something once and I can definitely say that I have been part of a team that has done just that. UoE holds the record for being the first UK institution to launch a MicroMasters on edX. Yes, a year and half after we began […]

It’s September and it’s far colder than it should be for this time of year in Scotland, but on a brighter note ALT-C arrived at the University of Edinburgh for their annual conference. Even the colder weather could not stop me from enjoying my first ALT-C conference. McEwan Hall, University of Edinburgh On the Wednesday […]

  Prepare to be intellectually challenged… Get your mind in focus as quickly as you can. This is not going to be an ordinary blog post. There won’t be a gentle introduction, followed by a few details served to you in an informal, accessible way. Out with the smooth and mellow, in with the… multifarious […]

The posters are up. The streets are filled to the brim. Performers are eagerly handing out fliers left and right. Last-minute tech rehearsals are happening all over the city. It’s August in Edinburgh. That means we have multiples festivals happening all at once and an influx of people who are all here for one thing: […]

For a second year in a row, the University hosted the Learning & Teaching Conference. This year’s theme was on evidencing the value of learning and teaching. With shades on, I headed off into the glorious Edinburgh sunshine to the John Macintyre Conference Centre to soak up some knowledge and hopefully share some (more on […]

Have 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 […]

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