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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

A Strange Mix of Emotions

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this post and illustration, recent Edinburgh College of Art graduate Hannah Riordan reflects on her experience of learning digitally during the final months of her degree and highlights the challenges and opportunities that it raised for assessment, student engagement and well-being. A Strange Mix of Emotions Image Credit: Illustration, …

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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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 …

Recognising and Counteracting Racial Microaggressions

Reading Time: < 1 minute This resource, developed by Lecturer in University Learning and Teaching Rayya Ghul with artwork by Kirsty Johnston and in consultation with students: Aisha Janki Akinola, Tumi Akeke, Raahat Manrai, Brenda Mioki, Natasha Ruwona is intended to help you to: Understand what a microaggression is, Understand the effect of microaggressions on …

Equality, Equity and Social Justice in Hybrid Education

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this post, Professor Velda McCune, Personal Chair of University Education and Deputy Director of the Institute for Academic Development unpacks some common thinking around equality, equity and justice for the student experience of hybrid learning. Equality, Equity and Social Justice in Hybrid Education Aug 27, 2020

Wants, worries and woes: Starting the semester on the same page

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this post, Kirsten Jenkins Lecturer in Energy, Environment and Society within the Science, Technology and Innovation Studies group and incoming Programme Director of the Energy, Society and Sustainability MSc., describes the importance of creating equity in the remote classroom in terms of both engagement and opportunities to succeed. Spotlight …

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 …

Get to Know Your Students and Let Them Get to Know You (3 min)

Reading Time: < 1 minute Prof. Velda McCune and Dr. Tim Fawns discuss the importance of getting to know your students and having them get to you know you in the wider context of assessments in a hybrid learning environment. Prof. Velda McCune and Dr. Tim Fawns discuss designing assessments for hybrid teaching. The topics …

Hybrid learning – what do students think and expect?

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this report, High Fliers, the independent graduate recruitment research company, looks at students’ feedback to how their universities responded to the lockdown measures and resulting shift to remote teaching and assessment, and their expectations for a return to studying in the autumn. The survey received 803 responses from undergraduate …