How Covid-19 Changed Assessment: Podcast (13 min) + Video (2 min)

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this video and podcast, Prof. Judy Hardy, Dean of Teaching and Learning in the College of Science and Engineering and Dr. Neil Lent Lecturer in Learning and Teaching at the Institute for Academic Development, explain the changes that staff have made to assessment as a result of Covid-19 and …

Podcast: Co-Creation in Hybrid Teaching and Learning (8 min)

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this Podcast, we explore how co-creation helped academic staff navigate the move to hybrid teaching and learning. Student-staff co-creation involves shared decision-making and negotiation of curriculum design or elements of the curriculum. You can watch extended conversations with the contributors on the Edinburgh Hybrid Teaching Exchange and discover more about …

Enabling student autonomy and co-creation during Covid-19 lockdown – Summer SLICCs

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this post, Simon Riley Professor of Student Experiential Learning, Gavin McCabe who leads the Employability Consultancy in the Careers Service, and Claire MacGregor the lead administrator for the SLICCs, describe the pedagogical foundations of Student-Led, Individually-Created Courses and how this agile learning and assessment framework has responded rapidly and …

Co-creation might seem novel but it has always been at the heart of knowledge

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this post, Medhat Khattar, Deputy Programme Director MSc Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases Biomedical Sciences, describes how knowledge is generated through our participation in the practice of co-creation and offers guidance on how to effectively manage common sites of co-creation such as online discussion boards and written assignments… Co-creation …

The ASID Project: A Student-Centred Outlook on the Development of Hybrid Teaching and Learning (Video & Podcast 15 min)

Reading Time: < 1 minute This post features Colette Sheard, a former student in the School of Mathematics in conversation with David Jordan, Chancellor’s Fellow and Reader at the University of Edinburgh School of Mathematics and Charlotte Desvages, a University Teacher in Mathematical Computing about the ASID Creation Support Project (Adapt, Support, Implement, Deliver) which …

Agile Course Design for Professional Education

Reading Time: < 1 minute About this course In June 2020, the EdClinEd team at the University of Edinburgh, with help from some world-leading educational scholars, developed and ran an online course to help lecturers in healthcare education to design their own online/hybrid courses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have now made the course workbook available for …

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 …

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 …

Locating Bias in Higher Education Marking Practices

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this post from Advance HE,  Hannah Borkin a mixed-methods researcher at Advance HE shares some of the findings on the prevalence of bias in assessment and marking as part of wider efforts to address systemic inequalities… Locating bias in higher education marking practices Nov 27, 2020

Learning From The First Wave of Students’ Covid-19 Complaints

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this blog post on WONKE, Felicity Mitchell (Independent Adjudicator at OIA) reflects on the first wave of student complaints linked to lock down. While OIA only covers England & Wales some of the themes and issues are likely to be relevant to other institutions… Learning from the first wave …