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

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. […]

Treat it like treasure - image of digital devices floating over a DNA strand.

Stephanie (Charlie) Farley – Open Education Resource Advisor for EDE Last week was Information Security Awareness Week at The University of Edinburgh. At the main event for the week ‘Treat it like Treasure’ we heard from three speakers working in information security present their own perspective on day to day information security threats and how to combat them. […]

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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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 […]

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 […]

Elearning@Ed has become a regular feature of the University of Edinburgh conference calendar – the first one was held back in 2003. I was really pleased to take part this year, to hear great speakers and to meet colleagues from across the University and to announce the CMALT staff development scheme – which I’m very […]

Every year the elearning@ed conference includes a Poster Session to showcase projects which staff have been working on throughout the year. In my case I promote the different services I lead on within Information Services. Over the last three years I have produced three posters on Blackboard Collaborate to promote the university supported virtual classroom/meeting […]

I’m writing a couple of weeks after I had the pleasure of attending the OER16: Open Culture conference. This particular conference has been on my mind a great deal longer than most as I volunteered to take part on the conference committee back in August 2015. When I found out that this was to be […]

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