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The latest news from Information Services.

10 years since free short online courses hit the internet

Ten years ago, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), arrived online and since then more than 220 million global learners have enrolled on a course, 4 million on a course run by the University of Edinburgh.  Which new courses are we launching in 2022?

Dual Award Success for EDINA 

Two EDINA services have recently received award recognition; Digimap for Schools and Noteable. Noteable being a finalist in the Digital Education Awards for STEAM product of the year and the EDINA Digimap for Schools being a featured product in the Edtech 50 Awards Yearbook 2021. Both of these services focus on providing students and pupils with the key data and digital skills they will need if they are to be “future-proofed” for the workplace of tomorrow. 

New Stroke Module ‘Hyperacute Stroke Decision Making for Clinicians’

Brain imaging scans including non contrast CT head, CT Angiograms and advanced CTP
In partnership with Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) the University of Edinburgh is pleased to announce that a new open-access STARs e-learning module is launching to coincide with this year’s UK Stroke Forum virtual conference 30th November to 2nd December 2021.

Library Research Resources for Climate Change

Information on two new collections within Library's data store on climate change, which is available to scientists and casual viewers around the world.

Introducing a 3D Digitisation Service: Feasible or Fantasy?

This is an extract from Connor Wimblett’s Library blog “Introducing a 3D Digitisation Service: Feasible or Fantasy?”

“We Have Great Stuff” Colouring Book – Volume Two

Map of Edinburgh with multiple numbered location pins
A second edition of the popular ‘We Have Great Stuff’ colouring book has been launched. This 36-page student publication is centred around the theme of a Treasure Map that explores treasures found around the University of Edinburgh.

New Digitisation Studio at the University Collections Facility

At the end of September, work was completed on a brand-new purpose-built digitisation facility at the University Collection Facility, South Gyle, enabling the Cultural & Heritage Digitisation Service (CaHDS) to begin the final phase of digitisation of Sir Charles Lyell’s notebooks. 

Teaching with Collections at the CRC and St Cecilia's Hall

Teaching with Collections has kicked off at the Centre for Research Collections and St Cecilia’s Hall, enabling hands-on and experiential learning for students. 

Walter Scott and Revolution

We are thrilled to announce the launch of ‘Walter Scott and Revolution’

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".