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

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 …

The Importance of Friendships

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this post and accompanying illustration, Melanie Grandidge a 2020 graduate in Illustration from the Edinburgh College of Art describes how a student’s social health, measured by the extent of their social support is just, if not more, important to successful digital teaching and learning as having access to the …

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 …

Preparing Assessments for Semester 1 (5 min)

Reading Time: < 1 minute Prof. Velda McCune and Dr. Tim Fawns discuss preparing assessments for students in different time zones for Semester 1. Prof. Velda McCune and Dr. Tim Fawns discuss designing assessments for hybrid teaching. The topics and ideas in this conversation are informed by the additional work of Jen Ross, co-director of …