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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Encouraging Language Exchanges in a Restricted World

Reading Time: < 1 minute The eTandem Global programme launched in 2020 to offer students a practical language exchange in the wake of restrictions introduced during the Covid-19 pandemic. The programme, coordinated by the Study and Work Away team, is a fully digital opportunity for Edinburgh students to partner with students from other institutions around …

Projects, Peers, Passion, and Play: How Minecraft Transforms (Hybrid) Teaching

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this post, Richard Fitzpatrick a final year PhD student  working in the Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences as part of the University of Edinburgh-Zhejiang University partnership, explains how the popular sandbox videogame Minecraft can be used for teaching and how it can lead to sustained engagement, enthusiasm, and creativity. …

International Foundation Programme (IFP) during COVID-19: A Reminder What’s Important

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this post, Anya Clayworth Programme Director for the International Foundation Programme (IFP) and a Teaching Fellow in Humanities at the Centre for Open Learning describes how her teaching and support colleagues navigated logistical, technological and pedagogical challenges of hybrid and in the process discovered resilience and delight among their …

A Local Alternative to Field Courses

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this post, Dan Swanton Senior Lecturer in Human Geography and Degree Programmes Convener for the Geography Degrees in the School of GeoSciences, describes the development of a hybrid field course for Year 3 students on the Masters of Geography programme. This alternative approach opened up paths of growth and …

Ideas and Support for Live Co-Curricular Sessions

Reading Time: 10 minutes Ideas and support for live co-curricular sessions Updated 21st October 2020 Jon Turner, Cathy Bovill, Velda McCune and Donna Murray (Institute for Academic Development, IAD) Three weeks into the semester many staff and students are reflecting on their early experiences of hybrid teaching.  While it is too early to draw …