Educational Design and Engagement

Educational Design and Engagement

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

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With an ever-increasing demand for online learning, more and more educators are relying on the power of video to share their teaching far and wide. But, before recording every possible lecture or bit of content, we should take pause and consider the ‘why’ and ‘when’ of using video. Bearing in mind that creating video content […]

The Activity Stream is a completely new feature in Blackboard Learn which is present in the Ultra Base Navigation (UBN) menu and accessible at any time. In essence, it brings together the most recent information across all your courses in a single location. One aspect of Blackboard Learn that has frustrated users in the past […]

Learn Ultra Base Navigation (UBN) a system menu giving access to information across Blackboard Learn courses, is due to be rolled out by the end of June 2022. It is the first phase of our upgrade to Learn Ultra and provides improved navigation, as well as easier UX when accessing key information, without changing courses themselves. […]

The University of Edinburgh’s free Climate Solutions course is designed and delivered by award-winning climate change experts and educators. One of them is Kirsten Leggatt, a Climate Change Consultant for Arup and a tutor on the online Carbon Management Masters at the University of Edinburgh.   Having also graduated from the same programme she is now […]

This community of practice, begun in November 2020, emerged from individuals recognising a need for anti-racist practice in learning technology. It aims to raise awareness of this but also to reduce racial inequities by helping all colleagues to be part of creating a better future. Anyone was free to join and from those small beginning […]

Today is Word Penguin Day so I took the opportunity to share some of my all time favourite open licensed […]

I came across this image the other day through a tweet by Marina Amaral. Marina is a Brazilian artist who specialises in the accurate colourisation of historical photographs and her twitter posts are full of interesting, sometimes bizarre, sometimes hilarious images and the stories behind them. The image above is one of a series that […]

We are happy to announce that the University has officially reached an incredible milestone of 4 million enrolments on our 80 free short online courses! A huge thank you to our keen learners who engage meaningfully with the courses and participate in lively discussions.    These online courses are completely free to take and have no entry requirements. Led by world-class academics and supported by teaching assistants, they […]

It is essential that we tackle the biggest challenge of our time – climate change – by giving each of us the knowledge and tools we need to make a real difference. Dr. Erika Warnatzsch and her fellow MSc Carbon Management alumni have put in tremendous amounts of effort to create course content for the […]

We’re delighted to announce that the University of Edinburgh has been awarded OE Global’s Open Policy Award as part of […]

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