Ideas and Support for Live Co-Curricular Sessions

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

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

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

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

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 …

Recognising and Counteracting Sexuality-based Microaggressions: advice for teaching staff

This resource is intended to help you to: Understand what a microaggression is |  Understand sexuality and the roots of sexuality-based microaggressions | Identify the most common forms of sexuality-based microaggression | Learning some practical ways to counteract microaggressions and create and inclusive environment for all students | Find further …

The Hybridisation of the Graduate Writing Centre (GWC)

In this post, Douglas Hamano-Bunce, a Teaching Fellow in English Language Education (ELE) in the Centre for Open Learning (COL) describes how the centre’s successful pivot to online enabled them to reach a more diverse range of students and deliver a comparable student experience. For a few years now, we …

Supporting Student Transitions within a Hybrid Model

In this post, Chris Mowat, Senior Personal Tutor and Senior Lecturer at the School of Chemistry, thinks through the challenges of supporting student transitions in the context of hybrid learning and teaching. Supporting student transitions within a hybrid model May 29, 2020