Educational Design and Engagement

Educational Design and Engagement

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

On 4th June the University hosted a meeting for the ceLTIc Project  to share experiences of, and work on, the Peer Assessment tool WebPA.  Speakers from Queen Margaret University, Hull, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Imperial College outlined projects using WebPA, some over a number of years, some still pilots. That experience included suggestions for others thinking […]

The relationship between the University of Edinburgh and The University of Copenhagen (TUCh) was already initiated through a visit by senior staff from Copenhagen to Edinburgh in January 2013. Hosted by Edinburgh’s Institute for Academic Development, the group identified a number of areas in which collaboration would be mutually advantageous. Sharing good practice both in […]

I’m currently working on plans for a new service within Learning Services which will offer Advice on Social Media use in Learning and Teaching. Because of this I jumped at the chance to attend an event hosted by the Edinburgh Entrepreneurship Club which offered a whole afternoon of presentations about Social Media in a broad […]

In May I had the pleasure of attending this excellent event with two of my colleagues from Learning Services , Fiona Littleton and Stuart Nicol.  Here I am sharing my highlights from a thought provoking day. Big Data – In her Keynote presentation Tara McPherson spoke about how Big Data sets could be harnessed for […]

Since being appointed as Head of the Learning Services team in June 2012, I’ve been working to develop strategic direction for IS learning technology provision to the University in collaboration with other IS colleagues working in this domain. Between summer and December 2012, I had been reading as much research and strategic literature as I […]

I always take an interest in new learning technologies and how they may best fit our own institutional needs here at The University of Edinburgh. So on 25th April 2013 I attended a JISC RSC event in Glasgow on Open Badges, their design and application. The full day session was led by Doug Belshaw from […]

The University makes use of the Bristol Online Survey service, which allows staff and research students to build and manage online surveys. The service comes from the University of Bristol and the support team there aim to be responsive to the particular needs of the HE community. As part of that, a new version of […]

I and several colleagues from the Learning Services team, attended the annual eLearning@Ed conference.  This years theme was: “Just how flexible is flexible?”, which attracted a diverse and packed programme with Ray Land invited as a key note speaker and many excellent speakers from across the University. It was well attended and offered a great […]

I recently attended a seminar arranged by colleagues in Library services where Professor Charles Oppenheim presented a masterful summary of current law and good practice on Copyright as it pertains to Academic work in Higher Education. He then proceeded to patiently and clearly answer a number of questions from a varied audience of teaching and […]

Welcome to the first blog post of the Learning Services Team, University of Edinburgh. What is this blog for? The Learning Services team provide support and guidance for a range of services that enrich the student learning experience and improve learning outcomes. Our services aim to complement your teaching style, supporting development of on campus […]

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