Generating Immersive Large-Scale Virtual Field Work for Zoology Students

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this post, Richard Fitzpatrick (Deanery of Biomedical Sciences) & Prof Tom Little (School of Biology) describe a project that creates a digital environment that faithfully replicates field work experience for both students and educators using the game Minecraft and Virtual Reality… Generating Immersive Large-Scale Virtual Field Work for Zoology …

Supporting Students By Offering Signposting and Prioritisation

Reading Time: 4 minutes Over the last 6 months, we have seen many successes with hybrid teaching and learning see for example Brady et al’s work on teaching emergency medicine, Darmon and McQueen’s work on teaching molecular genetics, and Swanton’s work on teaching geography field courses. Some students have suggested they prefer learning digitally …

Information Services: Learning Technology Training

Reading Time: < 1 minute Find out how we can help you make the most of technologies for learning, teaching and assessment. Our team provide specialist support and guidance including training, pedagogy-focussed workshops, and engagement events. LTW offer a guidance and consultancy service so if the training you are looking for is not available or you …

Podcast Series: Student Mental Health & Online Engagement

Reading Time: 2 minutes This two part podcast series produced by the Institute for Academic Development examines the impact of online engagement on students’ mental health.  It explores the positive sides of online engagement, the downsides, the unintended consequences and what we can do to make things a little bit better. Listen: Episode 17 …

Tackling racism on campus: Raising awareness and creating the conditions for confident conversations

Reading Time: < 1 minute An Advance HE Project funded by SFC and led by an expert group of EDI practitioners, academics, tertiary education staff and students. The aim of this project is to develop evidence based resources to be used by Scottish universities and colleges as they respond the findings highlighted in the EHRC …

Engaging learners: Any time? Any place? Anyhow?

Reading Time: < 1 minute At this time of immense change where the HE sector has had to respond to many challenges, not least the wholesale migration of programmes online or into hybrid approaches, ensuring the active involvement of students in the learning process is critical. However, how can we ensure that engagement with content …

Designing and Structuring Discussion Forums

Reading Time: 3 minutes We’ve all had to adjust how we approach our teaching this year and explore the tools we have available to us in the digital teaching and learning environment. There are many tools that enable us to design activities that we hope will engage and motivate our students including the discussion …

Edinburgh Hybrid Teaching Exchange November 2020 Digest

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Hybrid Teaching Exchange is a University of Edinburgh website where colleagues can share work in progress, learning, insights, ideas, plans and resources to support hybrid teaching for 2020/21.  The aim of these email digests is to provide an overview of the site and highlight new and existing content that we hope …

Understanding and Addressing Global Challenges: EFI’s First Elective Course

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this post from the Bulletin staff magazine, Charlotte Davidson writes about the Edinburgh Future’s Institute’s (EFI) first undergraduate elective option for students; Understanding and addressing global challenges that began this September and focuses on different ways to understand the challenges that the world is facing because of the ongoing …