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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A photograph of a beautiful bookshop

This post is by Tomas Sanders who is the current Open Content Curator intern in EDE. When not an intern, Tomas is a History student at the University of Edinburgh, as well as a walking tour guide (sadly he’s not one of the ones that get to wear a cloak). “I want to be inspired. […]

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 […]

Today is the National Day of action for the 1 Day Without Us campaign, celebrating the contribution that our international colleagues and friends make to the UK. So I just want to take a moment to celebrate the diversity of the team we have in Educational Design and Engagement. We currently have 28 members of […]

In November 2016, I was awarded some funding as part of the IS Innovation Fund 2016-2017 in order to launch a website on assessment literacy (or assessment literacies, as mentioned by some authors to emphasize the wide range of skills encompassed by the term). This award is important for me for two reasons: first, because […]

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. […]

Media Hopper is the University’s video streaming platform. Media Hopper is an useful tool that supports the creation of video assignments both from Moodle and Blackboard Learn. It can also be useful for peer assessment in combination with online activities such as fora. You can also provide video feedback using Media Hopper. If you have never tried […]

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