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Future Teacher

This programme of events focuses on the big issues and the new technologies that will have an impact on teaching over the next few years, asking how teaching is changing and how should we respond. The sessions are intended to offer opportunities for discussion as well as practical know-how; to be lively, interactive and informative.

MOBILISE THE CLASSROOM!

Flipping Classrooms

This 2hr session will explore how and why the ‘flipped’ approach is being adopted around the institution and give you an opportunity to try out some digital tools that can support ‘flipping’ your own classroom.

Go to the Future Teacher site for further info and booking.

DIY Film School

Video is a powerful medium of communication for staff and students and doesn’t always need high-end production techniques to be effective. This session aims to give you the skills and confidence to beginning filming, using just your smart device.

 

Go to the Future Teacher site for further info and booking.

KIller PowerPoint

We have all heard of the ‘Death by Powerpoint’ and many have experienced it too. Bring your own teaching slides to this practical workshop and explore techniques of visual literacy, TED-style presentation skills to enliven the message.

Go to the Future Teacher site for further info and booking.

HANDS-ON DIGITAL

Successes in Online Learning?

Bringing together experience across the institution of delivering teaching online – from MOOCs to Masters, CPD to on-campus undergraduate – find out more about how ‘online’ and ‘learning’ are evolving around the institution.

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Designing for Online

This practical 2 hour session will give you some guidance, practical tips and plenty of discussion with colleagues on techniques for teaching online.

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Practical Strategies for Digital Assessment

Find out more about the principles of digital assessment design, promoting assessment literacy in students and some hands-on, practical assessment design exercises.

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LET ME BE OPEN!

Board Game Jam

Learn about copyright, licensing and image attribution in this fun, interactive session devising and creating board games as Open Educational Resources (OER).

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The World of Wikipedia

Be an active contributor to the largest database of public knowledge, not just a passive consumer of it. This interactive 2 hour session will get you started editing and adding to Wikipedia.

Go to the Future Teacher site for further info and booking.

Learning With Lynda.com

Lynda.com supports the development of digital, technology, creative and business skills. The university now has a site-wide license so that all staff and students can access Lynda.com training resources. Come and find out more about it and how it might support you.

Go to the Future Teacher site for further info and booking.

COMING SOON

Lecture Recording

From academic year 2017/18, the University will begin a three year rollout of lecture recording across all teaching space. A series of events are being planned from Spring 2017 onwards to support and prepare staff and students for this. Further details will follow in March 2017.

Future Visions for Digital Education

How should we design the future of digital education at Edinburgh? Taking a student-focused, design-led approach, we will be running sessions aiming to get institutional culture, vision and energy to shape what we need from the ‘digital’ in the future. More information on how to get involved to follow in 2017.