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 …

Understanding and Addressing Global Challenges: EFI’s First Elective Course

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this post from the Bulletin staff magazine, Charlotte Davidson writes about the Edinburgh Future’s Institute’s (EFI) first undergraduate elective option for students; Understanding and addressing global challenges that began this September and focuses on different ways to understand the challenges that the world is facing because of the ongoing …

Learning From The First Wave of Students’ Covid-19 Complaints

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this blog post on WONKE, Felicity Mitchell (Independent Adjudicator at OIA) reflects on the first wave of student complaints linked to lock down. While OIA only covers England & Wales some of the themes and issues are likely to be relevant to other institutions… Learning from the first wave …

IAD Support for Hybrid Teaching

Reading Time: < 1 minute This page provides an overview of the support available from the IAD for hybrid teaching. The information provided here will complement wider support for teaching continuity, details available from the Teaching Continuity webpages. https://www.ed.ac.uk/institute-academic-development/learning-teaching/support-hybrid-teaching   Sep 24, 2020

AdvanceHE report: Socially Distanced Campus and Education project

Reading Time: < 1 minute AdvanceHE has recently published the final capstone report from a project that has been running over the last few months looking at issues around how Universities will re-open campuses, focussed on student education and experience.  Project findings are based upon a series of workshops attended by participants from the UK …

Delivering SLICC presentations should be part of the “new normal”: an online post-graduate students’ experience

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this post, Masters of Public Health (online) student Stephen McBurney describes the paralells in the digital format of this year’s University of Edinburgh (UoE) Learning and Teaching Conference and the SLICC course. In particular, Stephen highlights how the SLICC course develops the essential skills to engage a community of academics and peers …

Effect of remote exams on performance in applied knowledge assessments in Edinburgh MBChB 2020

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this post, David Kluth, Director of Teaching MBChB, Colin Duncan, Year 5 Director, Karen Fairhurst, Year 5 Director and Alan Jaap, Assessment Lead MBChB, discuss the effects of remote exams on performance in applied knowledge assessments in the Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) degree Effect of remote exams …

Pedagogy and Technology from a Postdigital Perspective

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this post, Deputy Programme Director of the MSc in Clinical Education and part-time tutor on the MSc in Digital Education Tim Fawns describes a postdigital view of pedagogy and technology in which technology and digital “things” are seen as always connected to the settings, people and practices in which …

MHSES Guide to Digital-First Teaching

Reading Time: < 1 minute A quick guide to what digital-first teaching in MHSES and what it means for your course. This guide was developed with the help of Michael Gallagher and Digital Education, and has drawn from the great work done by the IS ABC working group, UCL Digital Education, Alison Christie, Zoe Robertson, …

Critical Approaches to the Hidden Curriculum with Hybrid Learning in Music

Reading Time: < 1 minute This site created by the Reid School of Music (ECA), shares teaching and learning practice around the experiences of creating and running a Level 7 (UG) hybrid course on the Fundamentals of Music Theory and is a mixure of slides and video content.  Critical Approaches to the Hidden Curriculum with …