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What constitutes a good assignment?

I am a member of  the Assessment and Feedback group led by the Assistant Principal Susan Rhind. This is an exciting membership as I have the opportunity to exchange ideas on how to improve University’s assessment and feedback practices  with academic and professional colleagues who are also interested in pioneering …

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23 Things wins LILAC’s Credo Digital Literacy Award

23 Things for Digital Knowledge has been awarded the Credo Digital Literacy Award for LILAC 17. The Credo Digital Award for Information Literacy rewards an innovative/high impact digital resource developed by a UK-based individual or group. The award was judged by Katharine Reedy (Learning & Teaching Development Manager, Open University) and Josie Fraser (Social and …

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Goodbye TREE

It’s sad to close a service, especially one that you were involved in developing – but it is also a chance to reflect on what was learned from the process. TREE was conceived in 2014, when our website was still using the somewhat clunky Polopoly content management system (CMS). The …

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What I did in my holidays…Become a Manager with Lynda.com

Since summer 2016 the University of Edinburgh has provided a licence to Lynda.com online courses for staff and students. I spent some time in my Christmas break looking at this. I had already started to explore Lynda.com, watching several videos and completing the course ‘Learning with Lynda.com‘ which I’d recommend …

Launch of Media Hopper

This week saw the official launch of Media Hopper, the University’s new hub for creating and sharing media. Media Hopper is already being very widely used – as the launch video linked above will testify. In April alone: 400 new users,  600 uploads, 1700 hours of content viewed – and …

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Collaborate Ultra at elearning@ed 2016

Every year the elearning@ed conference includes a Poster Session to showcase projects which staff have been working on throughout the year. In my case I promote the different services I lead on within Information Services. Over the last three years I have produced three posters on Blackboard Collaborate to promote …

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Adventures in IDEL

Last year I had the privilege of being a student on the Introduction to Digital Environments for Learning (IDEL) course which is the foundation course for the MSC in Digital Education. This was funded by a the Institute for Academic Development (IAD) who as part of their support for the …

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3 ways PebblePad could help you engage students

I love hearing about what people want to do in their academic practice and figuring out how technology could make that happen for them. That’s much more important to me than explaining all the things that a tool can do in detail. At the moment, my focus is on helping …

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