Responding to COVID-19

1 Jul 2020
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Since March 2020 we have been bringing our collective expertise to the academic COVID response, within our own university, sector-wide and globally.  The following summarises our contribution and provides links to our ongoing work.

Research

Pandemic interaction and communication

Online training programme for research partners in Nigeria, Uganda and Tanzania

Publications

Editorial in Learning, Media and Technology

Funding

3K Award (Education International)

Strategic Input

Schools, education authorities and government liaison

School Digital Strategy Steering Group (Chair)

School CV-19 Contingency Group

School recovery (leading campus planning) 

Development of a blueprint for hybrid on/off-campus teaching for the University

Events

Education and Technology Post-Covid, Monash University

Going Online During and After the Covid-19 Pandemic, UCU

DE seminar with Prof. Petar Jandrić, Zagreb University of Applied Sciences, Croatia

Weekly online seminars for teachers (1500+ enrolled)

Teaching resources and planning

Development of resource website for teachers

Partnering with Information Services to deliver training for c800 core Edinburgh staff on online teaching in first weeks of lockdown

Designing and delivering academic development for university Adaptation and Renewal with Information Services via An Edinburgh Model for Teaching Online course

Leading development of the Edinburgh hybrid teaching exchange (internal link) with the Institute for Academic Development

Team peer mentoring and support across School for hybrid teaching

Development of COVID-19 resource for teachers

Community engagement

Equipment loan for 30 pupils