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It's time to get creative

The Festival of Creative Learning is only a week away and we’re looking forward to the variety of events being run by staff and students across the University.

The festival runs from 20-24 February and we are running, and collaborating, on a variety of events - do come along and join us!

You can view the full calendar of events on the Festival of Creative Learning website: www.festivalofcreativelearning.ed.ac.uk

Events

A Public Art Puzzle: A symposium on Sir Eduardo Paolozzi's Tottenham Court Road Mosaic Arches at University of Edinburgh

Fragments of Sir Eduardo Paolozzi’s mosaic arches from Tottenham Court Road were donated to the University in 2015. Hear from, and engage with, the specialists tackling the art historical, curatorial and conservation challenges that this high profile gift has presented.

Board Game Jam: The Expansion

We’re taking board game jam design skills to the next level. We’re looking at prototyping and play testing as students take existing games from previous jams and give them an upgrade.

Crowdsourcing Conservation

A two-day event where 30 students will aim to rehouse section II of the Laing manuscripts - the University's most important written collection.

Designing for you: Collaborative design techniques for better student experiences:

Collaborative design workshop to highlight the needs of students and look at how different course structures, layouts and technologies could deliver better experiences.

Design the Future of Digital Education

Automated tutors? Boredom sensors in lecture theatres? Analytics dashboards to help students map learning? Video-making instead of exams? Augmented reality lectures? Digital dissertations? All these aspects of digital teaching are already possible: but do we want them?

Gender, Global Health and Justice Wikipedia Editathon

Women across the University who work on issues related to gender, global health and/or justice are invited to participate in a day-long Wikipedia edit-a-thon.

History of Medicine Wikipedia Editathon

Focusing on areas under-represented on Wikipedia such as: the celebrating History of Nursing as it celebrates its 60th anniversary, the Scottish Women’s Hospital, the Polish School of Medicine and more. 

Making history: a Feminist Craft Project

Historically, and in the present day, women's achievements and contributions to society have been erased from history - let's change that! Join us at the Lothian Health Services Archive to explore our materials on women's history, and make our own history through a crafty zine-making session.

MOJO and Beyond (A guide to mobile film making)

An introduction to the mobile film making kit available for loan with a show and tell. Followed by a panel session with experts from the world of broadcasting and media.

Successes in Online Learning

Bringing together experience across the institution on delivering teaching online from MOOCs to Masters to CPD.

The Edinburgh IoT Challenge

The Edinburgh IoT Challenge is a week-long activity enabling students and staff to learn and build new applications and services using Internet-of-Things technologies.