The point of an on-campus education

Reading Time: 7 minutes In this post, Dr Sarah Ivory from the Business School makes the case to potential students and their supporters that a university education is more than simply the accumulation of discipline-specific knowledge. Instead, an on-campus education facilitates thinking, intellectual, social and personal transitions, which will be the foundations on which …

University of Edinburgh Business School: Hybrid Teaching for Undergraduates

Reading Time: < 1 minute Information on the teaching experience you will have as an undergraduate student at the Business School which will be used throughout the School in 2020–21. https://join.business-school.ed.ac.uk/undergraduate/hybrid   Jun 26, 2020

Wikipedia as Learning Technology: Teaching Knowledge Activism vs Passive Consumption

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this post, 4th year Classics student Hannah Rothmann describes the work of the University’s  Wikimedian in Residence, how Wikipedia is an instrumental step for many students in their learning and the relationship between the University and Wikimedia UK in improving knowledge exchange. Wikipedia as Learning Technology: Teaching Knowledge Activism …

Students using Xerte to create open educational resources

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this post, Alison Christie and Brendan Owers describe how Xerte, a rapid content authoring tool, was used by students as part of a group assignment on the online Masters of Public Health programme.  Students using Xerte to create open educational resources     Image Credit: University of Edinburgh Collections Catalogue No. 0007861. …

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 …

The Hybridisation of the Graduate Writing Centre (GWC)

Reading Time: 4 minutes 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 …