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 …

SLICCs (Student-Led, Individually-Created Courses): A Supportive Experiential Space Where Students Can Flourish

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this post, Andrea Levy, a graduate of the Master of Public Health Programme, Sharon Levy the CPD lead for the Data Driven Innovation programme at the Usher Institute and Neneh Rowa-Dewar who co-directs the MPH (online)  explain the value of Student-Led, Individually-Created Courses (SLICCs) as a profound opportunity for …

Co-Creating Digital Escape Rooms: An Opportunity for Creativity and Collaboration

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this post, Brendan Owers describes a recent project funded by the Usher Education Development Grant that explored students and staff curating digital escape activities. It describes how the workshops were structured alongside feedback and reflections from those involved… Co-Creating Digital Escape Rooms: An Opportunity for Creativity and Collaboration Feb …

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 …

Guidance on creating safe and inclusive learning spaces

Reading Time: < 1 minute Further to feedback from colleagues that they would benefit from ideas on how to provide effective interventions when witnessing poor online behaviours, we have developed a toolkit with colleagues from the Digital Skills team, Careers Service and ART Students. You can access the toolkit via the Professional Development for Student …

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 …

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 …