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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.

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A Puffin preparing for flight on a cliffside.

We are delighted to welcome Martin Tasker as our Open Content Curator intern, working with the EDE team for twelve weeks over the summer. Martin will be primarily focusing on taking the fantastic Open Educational Resources created by students on the Geoscience Outreach and Engagement course, and those created by students for LGBT health within the […]

A picture of my Second Life Avatar (a wolf) admiring the work of Jilla Lamar in Second Life

Last year I had the privilege of being a student on the Introduction to Digital Environments for Learning (IDEL) course which is the foundation course for the MSC in Digital Education. This was funded by a the Institute for Academic Development (IAD) who as part of their support for the Online Distance Learning (ODL) community […]

I did not just accidentally hit the caps lock key; that beautiful hieroglyph CAIeRO is part of the NILE-CAIeRO set from the University of Northampton. The business of learning design is not a shadowy dark art, as the mythical sounding name for the workshop suggests, but a transparent, openly shared method, beginning with demystification (when you’re […]

CogBooks screen shot

Having returned from the EDUlearn conference in Barcelona in early July 2015, I’ve now managed to re-acclimatize to the Scottish weather and to clear out most of my hundreds of emails. The moment is right therefore to try and capture a few reflections of my own, both on the conference, and on the Adaptive Learning […]

My name is Fraser, I’m 22 years old and originally from Aberdeenshire. I am currently going into 4th year of Computer Science with the School of Informatics and although I don’t have plans to immediately go into the computing industry once I graduate, my degree is valuable enough to allow me to venture into my […]

On 8th May the University of Edinburgh welcomed around 40 people from across the UK for this meeting. As with previous JISC networking days, there was lots of time for interaction and discussion, and the variety of morning’s speakers provided plenty to discuss. The notes here are my personal take-away points from the day. Niall […]

Those of you who have read my previous posts on this blog will know that I am creating student progress ‘dashboards’ as part of a learning analytics pilot for one of our online Masters programmes. Alongside release of these dashboards to students, a questionnaire was sent to all first and second year students on-programme (around […]

I’m now eight months into my secondment to Information Services with the Technology Enhanced Learning (IS-TEL) team at Edinburgh University. The student learning analytics project is well underway and I thought it timely to post some impressions of my secondment so far. There are many benefits to undertaking a secondment: for the secondee; their department/institution; […]

With so many graphics software applications now available, it’s never been easier to turn complex data sets into interactive charts, maps, and infographics. However, using contemporary visuals to represent and understand big data often raises the question, “That looks nice… but, what exactly is it meant to show?”Source: Performing an internet search on ‘data […]

For the last year I’ve been working with my colleague, Steph Hay, on a project to deliver an interactive educational resource discovery tool, and we are really pleased that the beta version is now live: Tree (Technology Resources for Educational Enhancement). So what is TREE? The TREE tool is designed to act as a bridge […]


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