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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.

Relaunch of EDE team blog

Educational Design and Engagement (EDE) is a diverse team of learning technology professionals who do a lot of great work for the University: from making sure that colleagues are able to build and teach effective online courses; to leading on policy development for new University initiatives; to producing and sharing high quality, openly licenced educational media. Some of us work quite closely with academic colleagues to design new academic programmes, whereas other members work to promote open access for our many centuries’ worth of learning materials and research.  Whatever our roles, all of us help to ensure that the team remains an integral part of the University’s work.

This great work deserves to be shared with the wider community. The relaunch of the EDE team blog is an opportunity to showcase all of our work and to reflect on our practices. We encourage every member of the team to contribute to our new blog, not only to ensure it reflects the breadth of our experience, but also to make sure we all share in the opportunities that these reflections have for our professional development and profile. We are all contributing to the University’s mission of discovering, developing and sharing knowledge, and our team blog is a means of proudly speaking about how we do that.

As advocates of online learning and engagement, we often encourage students and academic colleagues to reflect on their learning and teaching through blogging. We now have an opportunity to practice what we preach.  There are many ways to go about this: producing a podcast, vlogging, co-writing a team blog post or by participating in an interview. The goal is to find the method that works for you!

We have a small team of enthusiasts in EDE who will be leading on the upkeep of our team blog and who will be available to advise on blogging approaches. We hope that you take this relaunch opportunity to share your thoughts and hard work over the coming months through interesting and valuable blog posts.

(Optics: diagrams of reflection and refraction of light. Coloured engraving by J. Pass, 1819. CC BY)


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