A series of videos for student-facing staff on supporting student mental health

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Charlie Waller Trust has been working with universities to raise awareness of student mental health. The University of Edinburgh has been working in partnership with the trust to raise awareness of the training modules across our community and have have produced a set of short films for non-clinical staff …

Updated: Insights From Reflections of the EUSA Student-Led Teaching Awards Nominees

Reading Time: 5 minutes In this post, we summarise, visualise and outline trends in the reflections from the nominees for the Edinburgh University Students’ Association’s Student-Led Teaching Awards based on written questions posed online to all nominees and featured on the Teaching Awards Page. The purpose of this page is to provide users of …

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

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this 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 discuss the …

‘Working together on the COVID-19 indoor transmission review and publication’ – A joint blog by UNCOVER student volunteers

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this post, four Masters in Public Health alumni and one PhD student from the Usher Institute share their experience as student volunteers on the UNCOVER project, which is a network of researchers and information specialists from the University of Edinburgh dedicated to providing up to date evidence review on COVID-19. They …

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 …

Lessons Learned: Digital Skills in 2020 and beyond

Reading Time: < 1 minute The rapid move to hybrid working, learning and teaching in early 2020 was a steep learning curve for us all. With staff and students relying on online platforms and applications to work, learn and teach, the importance of digital skills was placed firmly in the spotlight. This presented both an …

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 …