Educational Design and Engagement

Educational Design and Engagement

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

Tag: EDE

The OER Service and the Reid School of Music are delighted to have received a Student Experience Grant in order […]

Did you know that hiring for digital marketing roles has been growing nearly 33% year-over-year? As an MSc Marketing student at the University of Edinburgh, I found it no surprise that Linkedin has listed digital marketing as one of the fastest growing sectors in 2021 (source: CNBC). While the world has already been gradually leaving traditional media for digital over time, the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly accelerated the process. Many marketers immediately scrambled to reach consumers through the […]

In this guest blog post Instructional Designer Lizzy Garner-Foy and Media Production Officer Callum MacPhail talk about how they created […]

This week I was fortunate enough to attend a presentation by Kenny Verbeke and Elke Vanderstappen from KU Leuven about their MOOC development processes. They shared how they were using MOOC quality gates (click on the image below for a… Continue Reading →

2020 marks 5 years of the OER Service at the University of Edinburgh.  The service was launched in 2015 in […]

Today is my last day of work before I switch on my out of office notification and take a complete break from work for the next fortnight.  It’s been a long, hard year for many or us, and for some more so than most, so its been wonderful to see the year out on a […]

The University of Edinburgh delivers short, online courses on the EdX platform, as well as on FutureLearn and Coursera. The EdX Cyber Monday campaign provides learners with a 20% discount off programs and verified certificates. It begins on November 27… Continue Reading →

The University of Edinburgh is one of over 40 UK universities that deliver free, short online courses on the FutureLearn platform. Until early February 2021, learners from non-OECD countries can upgrade on a FutureLearn course and receive a certificate for… Continue Reading →

A farmer from China once spent 16 years teaching himself law in order to sue a big chemical firm for polluting his land. He used a dictionary to help him understand legal jargon.   In an ideal world, education would be accessible to people from all walks of life regardless of where they’re from, the language they speak, or their current level […]

This year for Ada Lovelace day, I wrote a new Wikipedia page about Dr Isabel Gal, a Hungarian paediatrician and Holocaust Survivor who, in 1967,  was responsible for establishing a link between use of the hormonal pregnancy test Primodos and severe congenital birth defects.  I came across Gal quite by chance via the @OnThisDayShe twitter […]

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