Educational Design and Engagement

Educational Design and Engagement

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

Category: Tools

Tools / Services / Developments / Projects

  Prepare to be intellectually challenged… Get your mind in focus as quickly as you can. This is not going to be an ordinary blog post. There won’t be a gentle introduction, followed by a few details served to you in an informal, accessible way. Out with the smooth and mellow, in with the… multifarious […]

Have you ever had a moment while watching the news, or an advert, and felt like you missed what was said? It’s an odd sensation and can totally change your understanding of what you see. Now imagine if that happened over and over again. What things might you miss out on? What context would you […]

Learning Technology solutions are now commonplace as part of the student experience at the University of Edinburgh; however, it can be difficult to gather meaningful feedback on how students interact with these tools and services. There are often assumptions made about how students use technology in their studies; these assumptions can then affect decisions on […]

I am a member of  the Assessment and Feedback group led by the Assistant Principal Susan Rhind. This is an exciting membership as I have the opportunity to exchange ideas on how to improve University’s assessment and feedback practices  with academic and professional colleagues who are also interested in pioneering technological innovation in assessment. The University […]

23 Things for Digital Knowledge has been awarded the Credo Digital Literacy Award for LILAC 17. The Credo Digital Award for Information Literacy rewards an innovative/high impact digital resource developed by a UK-based individual or group. The award was judged by Katharine Reedy (Learning & Teaching Development Manager, Open University) and Josie Fraser (Social and Educational Technologist). Katharine explained: “we […]

Interface for TREE (Technology Resources for Educational Enhancement)

It’s sad to close a service, especially one that you were involved in developing – but it is also a chance to reflect on what was learned from the process. TREE was conceived in 2014, when our website was still using the somewhat clunky Polopoly content management system (CMS). The original vision was to develop […]

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