Educational Design and Engagement

Educational Design and Engagement

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

Author: EDE

I was very excited about attending ALT C this year, I’d registered, booked accommodation and travel, but a last minute family emergency meant I was unable to go. I was disappointed but knew that some of the sessions would be live streamed – so as I’d already blocked out my diary I went online to […]

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Martin Tasker – Open Content Curator Intern As I write this, I’ve been in my post as an Open Content Curator intern for almost twelve weeks. Back at the end of May when I took up the position, I was worried. Would it be too difficult? Would it be soul-crushingly boring? Would I be making […]

Stephanie (Charlie) Farley – Open Education Resource Advisor for EDE.  Last month I had the pleasure of attending the Playful Learning conference in Manchester. The conference was pitched as an “intersection of learning and play for adults” with the purpose of providing “a space where teachers, researchers and students could play, learn and think together”. […]

As the new EDE advisor for assessment and feedback, I would like share my experience using Media Hopper (Kaltura) to enhance assessment and feedback at the University of Dundee. We are living in the Digital Age, yet the methods that we use for assessing our students and providing feedback are, essentially, the same ones used […]

Boy wearing space helmet plugged into a book.

Martin Tasker – Open Content Curator Intern It’s no secret to anyone who knows me that I am a massive nerd. I love finding things out; history, science, maths – you name it, I’ve probably spent far too much time reading about it. Two of my earliest memories were two very different types of encyclopaedia. […]

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Earlier this month I had the pleasure of speaking at ALT Scotland SIG about our plans at U of E to support a group of staff through Certified Membership of the Association of Learning Technologists (CMALT). This was hosted by Dundee and Angus College – which has recently opened the ‘Learning Lab’ – more about […]

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It was pleasure to spend an inspiring day at the University of Edinburgh on 18th May 16 for the fifth annual Digital Day of Ideas (#DigScholEd). The day was gently paced, with three thoughtful keynote presentations from Karen Gregory, Lorna Hughes & Ted Underwood (videos are online) and ample breaks for refreshments and conversation. In […]

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We are delighted to welcome Martin Tasker as our Open Content Curator intern, working with the EDE team for twelve weeks over the summer. Martin will be primarily focusing on taking the fantastic Open Educational Resources created by students on the Geoscience Outreach and Engagement course, and those created by students for LGBT health within the […]

To the superb showcase of what can be filmed with the state-of-the-art IS Drone… to Childhood Nutrition, Drawing and Making, Liquid Crystal Lasers, Flow Waves, Cancer Epigenetics, D-light, Malaria Parasites, Dolly the Sheep, Edinburgh life, Higgs Boson, Andy Warhol, Philosophy, Scottish Independence, Music Theory, Animal Welfare, everything you ever wanted to know about chickens.. it’s all […]

The Year 5 Emergency Medicine Team (learnEd) have been highly commended by the BMJ for Pecha Kucha teaching videos they created with our support.   This innovative project involved each team member creating a short video to be used as part of a flipped classroom model for students during their Emergency Medicine Module. The primary audience for […]

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