Enhancing Our Use of The Learn VLE in Different Teaching Settings

Reading Time: < 1 minute A new Learn Foundations Academic User Group chaired by Dr Paul Norris from the School of Social and Political Sciences will ensure that the work led by the Learn Foundations project is shaped through user research and evaluation activities.  In this post, Stuart Nicol, Head of Engagement and Digital Education …

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 …

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 …

Information Services: Learning Technology Training

Reading Time: < 1 minute Find out how we can help you make the most of technologies for learning, teaching and assessment. Our team provide specialist support and guidance including training, pedagogy-focussed workshops, and engagement events. LTW offer a guidance and consultancy service so if the training you are looking for is not available or you …

Edinburgh Hybrid Teaching Exchange November 2020 Digest

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Hybrid Teaching Exchange is a University of Edinburgh website where colleagues can share work in progress, learning, insights, ideas, plans and resources to support hybrid teaching for 2020/21.  The aim of these email digests is to provide an overview of the site and highlight new and existing content that we hope …

Media Production Studios Experience

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this post, Nikki Moran, Reid School of Music describes her experience of using the University’s media recording services and offers advice for a successful session… Media Production Studios Experience Details of the Media Production Studios are available via our Tools and Technical Resources page — digital.eca.ed.ac.uk/hybridteaching/tools-and-technical-resources/ Nov 16, 2020

Good Mental Health and Wellbeing Practices

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this post, Joanna Fairweather an HR Partner in the Learning and Organisation Development Team, Human Resources talks about how to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing, how to promote good mental health and wellbeing practices, and highlights the support available from the University of Edinburgh… Good Mental Health …

Hybrid Teaching: Guiding Principles and Core Values

Reading Time: 3 minutes These guiding principles and core values for hybrid teaching have been developed to try to find a common thread in hybrid teaching models, and to show that it is not so different to our usual teaching values. This helps to ensure the continuity of our professional practice in teaching. This resource was developed from a …

Digital and Online Teaching – Support to Get Started

Reading Time: 3 minutes As we look ahead to the remainder of semester 1 and semester 2 it is clear that we will need to continue to do a lot of teaching digitally and online.  Large and growing numbers of colleagues are involved and getting ready to be involved in teaching online, some for …