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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.

Author: mcrolla3

Members of the Online Course Production Team were recently invited to the launch of the latest MOOC, Human Rights-based Approach to Dignity in Care (DIGNISPACE). Marcello Crolla (Instructional Designer) & Ari Badlishah (Digital Engagement Officer) share their experiences of working on the MOOC and the unique opportunity taken by the Dignispace team to create a […]

As we have adapted to home working over the past twelve months, many of our ‘traditional’ work practices have had to change along the way. As an Instructional Designer, a big part of my role is planning courses with teams through learning design workshops. These workshops are a hands-on, practical exercise in which the teams […]

During a year where we’ve seen a switch to a new way of working, I attended the User Centred Design (UCD) online conference, covering all aspects of user-centred design and looking at research from various speakers and industries around the world. User experience and design is somewhat integrated within my role and I was looking […]

Following on from our ALT workshop in September, the “chatbot team” was asked if we would mind running a workshop at Edinburgh Zoo for the College eActivities Group (CeAG), in collaboration with SQA and College Development Network. It was an offer we couldn’t refuse! But unlike previous outings, I would be flying this one solo […]

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 […]

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 […]


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