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SHEILA project MOOC

19 Nov 2018
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SHEILA project MOOC 

The 3-week MOOC based on the findings and research outputs of the EU-funded SHEILA (Supporting Higher Education to Integrate Learning Analytics) project will begin on Tuesday 20th November 2018.  The course will address areas of concern associated with the use of learning analytics such as responsibility, privacy, consent, accountability, adaptibility, interoperability, and personalisation.  It will also discuss the benefits (optimising learning strategies, personalising feedback) of integrating learning analytics in higher education.

Opportunity: Internet of Toys Technical Intern

30 Oct 2018
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Job Purpose:

This post focuses on partner building and market research for a novel early learning technology design: The Magic Cloud. The Magic Cloud is an Internet of Things platform linking soft toys to digital animations. Key to this project is building partnerships with local education focused organisations, such as Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh Zoo, or Glasgow Science Centre.

'Teach Computing Science' resource delivered across Scotland

19 Oct 2018
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'Teach Computing Science: A Guide for Early Years and Primary Practitioners' delivered across Scotland

Primary school teachers across Scotland will be getting a free printed copy of Teach Computing Science: A Guide for Early Years and Primary Practitioners this week. It's a guide to teaching the new Computing Education aspects of the Technologies curriculum in Curriculum for Excellence to help teachers who need an in depth introduction to the new expectations and outcomes.

Project Update: Inclusive Education and Lecture Recording

9 Oct 2018
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The Principal’s Teaching Award Scheme (PTAS) project ‘Lecture Recording for Inclusive Education' examines the impact of lecture recording on the inclusivity of teaching and learning at the university.  The research team has been interviewing students and staff across the institution, reflecting on inclusion (of themselves and others) and commenting on perceived benefits and drawbacks related to the lecture recording service.

Find out more at the Teaching Matters blog

Online teaching workshop for Syrian academics in Turkey

27 Sep 2018
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Jen Ross, Jon Turner, Michael Gallagher and Hamish Macleod, September 2018

In early September 2018, members of the Digital Education research centre travelled to Istanbul to lead a three-day workshop on online teaching for a group of academics displaced to Turkey by the Syria crisis. The visit was orchestrated by Jon Turner, director of the Institute for Academic Development and one of the University of Edinburgh’s key links with the workshop organisers: the Council for At-Risk Academics (Cara - https://www.cara.ngo/).