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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.

Category: Learning Technologies

PebbleBash 2024 conference took place at the Surgeon’s Hall in Edinburgh, offering a chance to re-connect with the PebblePad practitioners from the UK and the rest of the world. The University of Edinburgh’s PebblePad service team was actively represented by Robert Chmielewski and Magda Dundas. One of the “active” components of our appearance there was […]

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 […]

Following the procurement of a solution to deliver an end to end Short Courses Platform for all non-credit short courses using Instructure (Canvas) and Drieam (Eduframe), we were delighted to attend our first Canvas User group at the University of Birmingham. Whilst we are in the first phases of implementing the learning environment of the […]

It could be argued, that whilst running the UoE’s PebblePad service, we exist in a bit of a bubble given that we tend to focus on supporting colleagues predominantly from within our university. However, from time to time – fuelled by our professional curiosity – we stop and wonder what interesting challenges are faced by […]

The Media team have recently passed their GVC with A2 CofC drone training examinations and are now qualified, commercial drone operators. The course required us to undergo theory and practical training, each requiring separate examinations to achieve accreditation. Drones are now utilised in a great many fields, including, security, agriculture, search and rescue and in […]

The University’s first massive open online course or MOOC launched in 2013. Ten years on the service behind short online courses continues to go strength for strength. To mark ten years of designing engaging online learning and helping produce over 100 MOOCs, some of the team members of the Online Course Production Service have shared […]

Quick link to useful resources >> This year we have been celebrating 10 years of massive open online courses (MOOCs) at the University of Edinburgh, having delivered more than 100 short online courses and shared over 1000 videos as open educational resources (OERs). We have an infographic that captures these achievements, alongside an impressive number […]

A couple of months ago we were asked if we could add BSL to an existing student support animation. Although we hadn’t done this before, here at the Media Studio we are always trying to support all University staff, so we were encouraged to team up with The University BSL team and the Service Excellence […]

This year the OER Conference will be returning to Scotland for the first time since it was hosted by the […]

As part of Open Education Week, the global celebration of open education worldwide, EDE hosted a public webinar Open for Good: 10 years of open course development at the University of Edinburgh, which shares the story of how the we developed an open course creation workflow that has enabled us to share 100 free short […]


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