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The latest news from Information Services.

An Edinburgh Model for Teaching Online Shortlisted for Good Practice Award

The “An Edinburgh Model for Teaching Online” online staff development course has been shortlisted for the 2021 Global Advancing Academic Development Good Practice Awards

Global OER Award for ISG

ISG has won a global Open Education Award in the 2021 Open Education Awards for Excellence.

Learn Foundations wins Project Team of the Year at the Digital Technology Leaders Awards 2021

Learn Foundations has won Project Team of the Year in the prestigious Digital Technology Leaders Awards 2021. 

Be part of the action with our free “Live at COP26” online course

This two-week course, which runs in parallel with the COP26 conference, offers you an opportunity to examine what COP26 is, why it’s important and reflect on how learners can add their voice to the call for collective action for a sustainable future.

Ada Lovelace Day 2021

Join us on Tuesday 12th October as we celebrate Ada Lovelace Day 2021.

Award shortlist for online healthcare course

COVID-19 Critical Care, a free short online course delivered on the FutureLearn platform, has been shortlisted for Best Small-Scale Project  in the Smarter Working Live Awards

ISG Nominated for Industry Awards

ISG is in the finals for 2 awards from Computing Magazine Digital leadership awards. The Learn Foundations project team has been nominated for "Best Project Team" and ISG nominated for "Best Place to Work in Digital".

Online Learning at the University of Edinburgh - Growth and Milestones

The University is continuing to see a substantial increases in the demand for Online Learning and as a result has hit a significant milestone.

Try Library Skills for Size with Library Bitesize

We are delighted to present a programme of 15 Library Bitesize sessions, presented by Centre for Research Collections, Library Academic Support, and Library Research Support teams, in partnership with the Digital Skills team.

Autumn Dissertation Festival 2021

We want  Honours and PG students to make full use of library resources and services to write well researched and creative dissertations. 

Supporting Student learning with Resource Lists

The Resource Lists service provides students with consistent access to their course readings via Learn or directly from the Resource Lists homepage.

Successful Results Helpline for Offer Holders

ISG helped the University stand up a Results Helpline for undergraduate offer holders to ask questions and receive advice.

ISG Interns Complete Key Internal Projects

Project management interns provided support and gudiance for the Applications Directorate

Library Orientation Guides

As part of our preparation for the new academic year the Academic Support Librarian team have been working to ensure that students starting in September 2021 will gain a valuable experience via library services during this period of hybrid learning.

IGeLU 2021 – International User group conference 2021 - August 23rd – 26th.

We helped organise, run, moderate, talk and send attendees to the International Conference for users of ExLibris Systems.  Held virtually through Zoom, for the second year, it replaced the physical conference which was planned for Copenhagen, Royal Danish Library. 

2021 Services at at the Centre for Research Collections

The CRC Reading Room is now open and face to face services have resumed.