Teaching Matters

August

Learning and teaching events happening in August.

Preparing for lecture recording: presentation design and media use (webinar)

Please note: this is a webinar; it is not a demonstration of the Media Hopper Replay lecture recording service.

This one hour presentation is the first topic in the Lecture Recording Training Programme and provides practical advice to help you prepare your lectures for recording with the new Media Hopper Replay service. The session is optional and available to anyone who is planning to record lectures in semester 1 of 2017/18.

In this one hour session we will cover:

  • A brief overview of the lecture recording rollout and training programme
  • Creating accessible presentation slides
  • Understanding media copyright
  • Using open educational resources (OERs)

After the session, you will have gained an understanding of how to make your lectures more accessible to all students, an overview of media copyright, and advice on how to find open licensed material for use in your lectures.

Wednesday 2nd August, 10:00-11:00

Collaborate Ultra (Off Campus)

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Preparing for lecture recording: presentation design and media use

Please note: this is not a hands-on session or a demonstration of the Media Hopper Replay lecture recording service.

This one hour presentation is the first topic in the Lecture Recording Training Programme and provides practical advice to help you prepare your lectures for recording with the new Media Hopper Replay service. The session is optional and available to anyone who is planning to record lectures in semester 1 of 2017/18.

In this one hour session we will cover:

  • A brief overview of the lecture recording rollout and training programme
  • Creating accessible presentation slides
  • Understanding media copyright
  • Using open educational resources (OERs)

After the session, you will have gained an understanding of how to make your lectures more accessible to all students, an overview of media copyright, and advice on how to find open licensed material for use in your lectures.

Monday 7th August, 11:00-12:00

Venue: G37, Patersons Land (Holyrood)

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Preparing for lecture recording: presentation design and media use (webinar)

This one hour presentation is the first topic in the Lecture Recording Training Programme and provides practical advice to help you prepare your lectures for recording with the new Media Hopper Replay service. The session is optional and available to anyone who is planning to record lectures in semester 1 of 2017/18.

In this one hour session we will cover:

  • A brief overview of the lecture recording rollout and training programme
  • Creating accessible presentation slides
  • Understanding media copyright
  • Using open educational resources (OERs)

After the session, you will have gained an understanding of how to make your lectures more accessible to all students, an overview of media copyright, and advice on how to find open licensed material for use in your lectures.

Friday 11th August, 12:00-13:00

Venue: Collaborate Ultra (off campus)

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Introduction to Academic Practice: Information Session

Information about the Introduction to Academic Practice (HEA-accredited course for T&Ds).

This is an information session about a six month course for experienced T&Ds which is accredited by the HEA at Associate Fellowship. In the session, we discuss the course outcomes, course completion requirements, eligibility for participating in it, what is involved and whether this is the right course for you. Detailed information about this course is available at:

http://www.ed.ac.uk/institute-academic-development/learning-teaching/cpd/intro-ap

If you would like to know more about this course but cannot make this session and cannot find the information on the above website, please email IAD.tutdem@ed.ac.uk.

Monday 21st August, 15:30-17:00

Venue: Room B.09, Institute for Academic Development, 1 Morgan Lane (Holyrood)

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Teaching with Wikipedia: What do I need to know first?

In this session, open to all University of Edinburgh staff, we will discuss best practice from three recent Wikipedia assignments at the University of Edinburgh and outline the steps that would be involved in running a Wikipedia assignment.

Demystifying the process behind such assignments, attendees will have the opportunity to find out more about how assignments can be conducted in their own field including:

  • an overview of Wikipedia's policies and guidelines;
  • how the new Visual Editor interface has made editing Wikipedia as easy as blogging with Wordpress;
  • how to create worklists for students to create/improve articles in their field of interest;
  • how to manage assignments using the Dashboard platform and/or Project pages.
  • how to tidy up articles at the completion of the assignment (linking to & from other relevant pages, adding categories, linking to relevant WikiProjects etc.)

Wednesday 23rd August, 11:00-12:30

Venue: Room 1.08, Meeting Suite, first floor, Main Library, George Square (Central Area)

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LTW Monthly Showcase - Preparing for Lecture Recording

Learning, Teaching, and Web Services monthly showcase in August features discussion on Preparing for Lecture Recording.

Monday 28th August, 15:00- 17:00

Venue: JCMB 4325A (Kings Buildings)

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Introduction to Top Hat electronic voting system

Electronic voting systems allow lecturers to add question and answer activities to lecture sessions to support interactivity and engagement with large groups. A new web-based system, called TopHat, was introduced in Summer 2015. 

This course introduces you to Top Hat and shows you how to use the basic features such as creating a course and adding questions to the course. We will be using the web based version of the system and you are welcome to bring your mobile device use during the session.

The workbook for this course is available to download from our Documents Catalogue: Introduction to Top Hat workbook

Tuesday 29th August, 10:00-12:30

Venue: EW09, Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson Street (Central Area)

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Higher Education, Funding and Access: Scotland and the UK in International Perspective

The Centre for Research in Education Inclusion and Diversity (CREID) shall be hosting  a seminar programme exploring the way in which the twin pressures of globalisation and localisation play out in the field of higher education and in specific debates on fees regimes, access and culture. 

Developed countries generally see higher education as a way of building knowledge economies, leading to debates about the proportion of students who should be qualified to tertiary level; the division of costs between the individual student and the state; the most effective ways of increasing participation by students from non-traditional backgrounds; and the intended and unintended consequences of widening access initiatives. As noted by Rizvi and Lingard (2010), globalisation is not a one-directional force, but is accompanied by movements to reinforce the local and the regional, often driven by anxiety about the rapid pace of change and a perceived loss of identity.

Thursday 31st August, 09:30 -15:30

Venue: University of Edinburgh

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