The ERASMUS + Experience

I first became aware of the Erasmus programme (EuRopean Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students) as a CPD option for staff, was when I hosted a week long visit to the University of Edinburgh for a Learning Technologist from University College Cork in Ireland in January 2015 (in fact …

Summer Open Content Curation

Cecily Plascott – Open Content Curator Intern 2018 Part of the University of Edinburgh’s mission statement is to, ‘make a significant, sustainable, and socially responsible contribution to Scotland, the UK, and the rest of the world’. For the University’s impact to transcend the institution itself, the resources created within the …

VLE Standards Project

The VLE Standards Project aims to review the current use of the University’s main virtual learning environment, Blackboard Learn and develop strategies to ensure greater consistency in the way it is used. Consultations with staff and students by the Learn Service team and the commissioned Headscape review in 2016 both indicated …

Student Perceptions of Learning Technology

Learning Technology solutions are now commonplace as part of the student experience at the University of Edinburgh; however, it can be difficult to gather meaningful feedback on how students interact with these tools and services. There are often assumptions made about how students use technology in their studies; these assumptions …

A photograph of the CMALT guideline documents and a cake with the CMALT logo

Celebrating the first year of CMALT

On the 20th of June we held a Celebration Event to celebrate our first year of supporting a cohort of staff from across the University to put together their CMALT portfolios. As I wrote my speech for this event I realised that this project has been such a pleasure to …

Playful Learning Conference – Manchester 2017

Stephanie (Charlie) Farley – Open Education Resource Advisor for EDE . A selfie with my fabulous audience – ready to tell all about my chase and snatch games #playlearn17 pic.twitter.com/BAh7UH1enR — Prof. Prod Eagle II (@prod_eagle) July 12, 2017 Pitched at the intersection of learning and play for adults, the Playful …

Open Educational Resources – A Mechanical Turk?

Tomas Sanders is the current Open Content Curator intern in EDE. When not an intern, Tomas is a History student at the University of Edinburgh, as well as a walking tour guide (sadly he’s not one of the ones that get to wear a cloak). —————- ***Standard warning that the …

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