Educational Design and Engagement

Educational Design and Engagement

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

Category: Events

Events / Seminars / Conferences / Internal / External

We held our first Learning Technology Community meeting this week; a new group but a very well-established idea. Fifty-eight colleagues, who identify their work in some way as relating to learning technology, attended to hear presentations from Karen Howie, James Bradshaw, Sharon Boyd, and Alex Burford, on their work and experience relating to preparing for […]

In his talk at the UCD Gathering event last week, Spencer Turner summed up the universal complaints he’s heard repeatedly throughout his career about meetings and workshops. I think we’re probably all familiar with problems like focus getting lost and conversations wandering off topic, calendars full of mysterious meetings we’re not sure why we’ve been […]

Happy New Year from the Educational Design and Engagement team! The New Year is traditionally a time for new starts and resolutions. This year why not make a resolution to learn more about the learning technology tools and services provided by the University. There is a variety of courses and workshops to choose from catering […]

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 […]

A circle of people sit across the room as I look down at the Tree of Contemplative Practices

I attended a conference “Innovations in Pedagogy Summit”  at the University of Virginia as part of an ERASMUS training visit to the University of Virginia. This is an annual conference for UVa staff organised by the Center for Teaching for Teaching Excellence. The theme was “Creating Inclusive Classrooms: Shifting from Thinking to Doing”.  The welcome by […]

A photo of my ALT C delegate badge

Last month I was privileged to attend the 24th Annual Conference of the Association for Learning Technology (#ALTC) from the 5 – 7 September 2017 at the University of Liverpool. The conference title was “Beyond islands of innovation – how Learning Technology became the new norm(al)” and I was particularly keen to go when I […]

A photograph of the CMALT guideline documents and a cake with the CMALT logo

On the 20th of June we held a Celebration Event to celebrate our first year of supporting a cohort of staff from across the University to put together their CMALT portfolios. As I wrote my speech for this event I realised that this project has been such a pleasure to work on thanks to to […]

Stephanie (Charlie) Farley – Open Education Resource Advisor for EDE . A selfie with my fabulous audience – ready to tell all about my chase and snatch games #playlearn17 pic.twitter.com/BAh7UH1enR — Prof. Prod Eagle II (@prod_eagle) July 12, 2017 Pitched at the intersection of learning and play for adults, the Playful Learning conference held at Manchester […]

Stephanie (Charlie) Farley – Open Education Resource Advisor for EDE . This year’s elearning@ed conference will take place on Wednesday 28th June 2017 at the lovely recently refurbished Hudson Beare Building at Kings Buildings.  The theme for this year is “Playful Learning” and the programme is looking great, including a whole bunch of playful breakouts and interactive sessions. The conference has […]

On the 29th November, I delivered my first monthly technology showcase on multimedia assessment and feedback and why it does matter. That was a very practical session in which we wanted attendees to reflect on how the introduction of multimedia elements, such as audio and video, can enhance the assessment strategy of our current programmes. […]

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