IAD Student Assessment & Feedback Pages

Reading Time: < 1 minute Information and guidance to help academics consider and develop their approaches to student assessment and feedback. Including ways to assess students using online, remote methods, some basic principles, in-depth information and idea on specific techniques of assessment and feedback, and reflective prompts to help you focus and clarify your starting …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Supporting Students By Offering Signposting and Prioritisation

Reading Time: 4 minutes Over the last 6 months, we have seen many successes with hybrid teaching and learning see for example Brady et al’s work on teaching emergency medicine, Darmon and McQueen’s work on teaching molecular genetics, and Swanton’s work on teaching geography field courses. Some students have suggested they prefer learning digitally …

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 …

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 …

Recognising and Counteracting Transphobia and Microaggressions against Trans and/or Non-binary people: A Resource for Academics

Reading Time: < 1 minute This resource has been co-produced with students at the University of Edinburgh to help staff understand and recognise microaggressions based on transphobia and misunderstanding of the trans and/or non-binary experience. The resource provides practical steps to counteract microaggressions and transphobia and create identity safety for all our students and colleagues. …

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 …