Projects, Peers, Passion, and Play: How Minecraft Transforms (Hybrid) Teaching

In this post, Richard Fitzpatrick a final year PhD student  working in the Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences as part of the University of Edinburgh-Zhejiang University partnership, explains how the popular sandbox videogame Minecraft can be used for teaching and how it can lead to sustained engagement, enthusiasm, and creativity. …

The School of Mathematics ASID Creation Support Project

This video highlights some of the work the School of Mathematics did over the summer in preparation for hybrid teaching. The School’s ASID (Adapt, Support, Implement, Deliver) group worked to support a range of activities across teaching, student support, tech, estates, PhD students, and communications. In this video you see …

Doing the right things? Universities under Covid

Universities and students have come under fire as the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic has intensified. Paul Greatrix, Registrar at The University of Nottingham takes on the critics in this WonkHe post. https://wonkhe.com/blogs/doing-the-right-things-universities-under-covid/ Oct 28, 2020

Shared Learning Spaces – Why We Need to Stop Ignoring the Fundamental Role the Physical Environment Plays in Deeper Learning for Students.

Global awareness of the importance of space and its impact on the daily lives of human beings has been experienced by many throughout the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown. Concepts of pre-COVID spaces have been disrupted and with it our lives and education systems in unprecedented ways. The COVID-19 pandemic has …

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 …

A Hybrid Journey

As September approached many young adults had a difficult decision ahead of them; remain at home and begin their next academic year online, or travel back to University. While many institutions converted their entire offering online, the University of Edinburgh decided to offer a hybrid approach, blending online teaching with …

Adapting to Hybrid Teaching: The Staff and Student Experience (School of Engineering)

Staff and students from the School of Engineering share their experiences of adapting to hybrid learning. https://www.ed.ac.uk/covid-19-response/our-community/adapting-to-hybrid-teaching         Image Credit: Snow pattern, Zyw, Aleksander, University of Edinburgh Collections Catalogue No. 0016500 Oct 15, 2020

What is Hybrid Teaching?

In this post, Assistant Principal for Digital Education Siân Bayne  introduces our pedagogic thinking around hybrid teaching and offers some resources from a global perspective.   Hybrid teaching refers to courses and programmes that can be taken by online and on-campus students working together as a single cohort. In this sense it’s very different from remote …