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 …

How to Focus on Pre-Recorded Lectures

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this video, Dr Sarah Ivory Lecturer in Climate Change and Business Strategy and Director, Centre for Business, Climate Change and Sustainability (B-CCaS) talks about how to stay focused in pre-recorded lectures, and at other times like reading articles or books. She explores why focus is so important, and provides …

Adapting to Hybrid Teaching: The Staff and Student Experience (School of Engineering)

Reading Time: < 1 minute Staff and students from the School of Engineering share their experiences of adapting to hybrid learning. https://www.ed.ac.uk/covid-19-response/our-community/adapting-to-hybrid-teaching         Image Credit: Snow pattern, Zyw, Aleksander, University of Edinburgh Collections Catalogue No. 0016500 Oct 15, 2020

In Their words – The Experience of Teaching During a Pandemic

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this post from WonkHe, researcher Hilary Collins traces the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the practice and experience of teaching by drawing on a series of narratives from academic staff… In their words – the experience of teaching during a pandemic Oct 6, 2020

What is Hybrid Teaching?

Reading Time: 2 minutes In this post, Assistant Principal for Digital Education Siân Bayne  introduces our pedagogic thinking around hybrid teaching and offers some resources from a global perspective.   Hybrid teaching refers to courses and programmes that can be taken by online and on-campus students working together as a single cohort. In this sense it’s very different from remote …

Digital First or Education First? Why We Shouldn’t Let a Virus Undermine our Educational Artistry

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this article, Gert Biesta Professor of Public Education at the Centre for Public Education and Pedagogy, Maynooth University, Ireland, and Professorial Fellow in Educational Theory and Pedagogy at the Moray House School of Education and Sport, University of Edinburgh, argues that even in our current unprecedented situation, education begins …

Updated: How do you do socially-distanced in-person small-group teaching?

Reading Time: 4 minutes As colleagues plan for hybrid teaching across the University, one challenge that has been identified by many people is how to do effective socially-distanced in-person small-group teaching. In response to this question, we have gathered together some ideas and possible solutions to this challenge. As of 27th August when this …

AdvanceHE report: Socially Distanced Campus and Education project

Reading Time: < 1 minute AdvanceHE has recently published the final capstone report from a project that has been running over the last few months looking at issues around how Universities will re-open campuses, focussed on student education and experience.  Project findings are based upon a series of workshops attended by participants from the UK …

Delivering SLICC presentations should be part of the “new normal”: an online post-graduate students’ experience

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this post, Masters of Public Health (online) student Stephen McBurney describes the paralells in the digital format of this year’s University of Edinburgh (UoE) Learning and Teaching Conference and the SLICC course. In particular, Stephen highlights how the SLICC course develops the essential skills to engage a community of academics and peers …