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Professor Dave Raey speaking about Carbon Management and Education

eLearning@ed Conference 2015

Several colleagues from the Educational Design & Engagement team were able to attend the annual eLearning@Ed Conference on April 23rd, below is a summary of highlights from the day. The theme for this year’s conference was “Designing for 21st Century Learning.” Mark Wetton Attended “Co-Creation: Student Ownership of Curriculum” by …

Building the Digital Institution – conference report

CETIS (The Centre for Educational Technology, Interoperability and Standards) gathers together learning technologists with an interest in the innovations and underpinning work (standards, metadata) needed to ensure our technology serves us, and not the other way around. Colleagues on CETIS staff have long been recognised as leading the field in …

eLearning@ed Conference 2014

The 12th annual eLearning@ed Conference took “Authenticity Online”  as its theme – this allowed for a very broad interpretation and therefore a wide range of presentations. It attracted almost 100 staff from across the University. The speakers’ presentations and some posters from the day are available from the eLearning@ed Forum …

What is Big Data?

I joined the Learning Services team in June 2013.  Coming to e-learning from a librarianship background there have been many words and terms that were unfamiliar to me ‘Big data’ is a term that I hadn’t heard before I started working in Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL); so when the chance …

BlackBoard Learn: possible futures

Staff from different parts of the University of Edinburgh, with different areas of interest and responsibility were able to attend a “roadmap” consultation event organised by Blackboard in October 2013, as part of their series of consultations with HE customers in the UK. This is an attempt to draw together …

Developing a Strategic Recipe

Since being appointed as Head of the Learning Services team in June 2012, I’ve been working to develop strategic direction for IS learning technology provision to the University in collaboration with other IS colleagues working in this domain. Between summer and December 2012, I had been reading as much research …

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