Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Events and workshops

Booking: these courses generally open for booking one month in advance of the shown date. If you do not see a live booking link please check back nearer the course date.

Cancelling: If you need to cancel your booking, please do so at your earliest opportunity and at least 3 days before the event. Someone else may be able to take your place, but we need time to contact them. Also, although you are not charged for an event, there are costs we incur (e.g. photocopying) which relate directly to places reserved.

How to cancel: you can cancel your booking via the MyEd Event Booking Channel. Go to MyEd and then the Event Booking Channel. Click on "My Bookings" - here you will have the option to cancel your place.

We maintain attendance registers; unexpected absences will be noted. If you consistently fail to attend, or repeatedly cancel with very short notice, you may be prevented from booking future IAD events.

(UG, PGT and PGR) Using social media - managing your online identity

Description

This short information session will focus on the importance of managing your digital footprint (online identity), including keeping safe online and creating an effective online identity for employability, meeting others, impact, or research purposes. The session will also provide some hints and tips on using different social media platforms, such as LinkedIn, Twitter, and others. We encourage you to come along with questions!

Further information about Digital Footprints can be found www.ed.ac.uk/iad/digitalfootprint

Or the Digital Footprint MOOC which runs every 4 weeks (3 week free online course) http://coursera.org/learn/digital-footprint/

EligibilityPGR students UG MScT All Colleges All Years PGT
Date Tuesday 21-Sep-2021, 16:10 - 17:00
Venue Online (via Collaborate Ultra) Off Campus
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .
EligibilityPGR students UG MScT All Colleges All Years PGT
Date Thursday 28-Oct-2021, 18:00 - 19:00
Venue Online (via Collaborate Ultra) Off Campus
Bookings This event is not yet open for booking. Please check back later.

An Introduction to Online Teaching

Description
This course takes place over 2 weeks
This short online course will provide a light touch introduction to some of the things you could consider when creating and teaching the online parts of our hybrid teaching for the coming academic year. The course will provide you with the opportunity to experience what it’s like to be an online student, as well as providing you with a research-informed introduction to online teaching and assessment approaches. The course will focus on the main digital tools available from the University of Edinburgh to support hybrid teaching.
By the end of this course participants should be able to:
  • Identify some useful online learning practices and recognise how these could be applied to create a supportive hybrid environment.
  • Recognise some pedagogical approaches to teaching and assessing in online environments.
  • Apply a few key principles from educational research to their online and hybrid pedagogy.
  • Identify key digital tools which can be used to support online teaching and alternative assessment practices.
The course is comprised of 4 sections which are taught over a two-week period:
  • Section 1 – An introduction to the course and the online environment.
  • Section 2 – Pedagogical approaches to teaching online.
  • Section 3 – Digital assessment practices.
  • Section 4 – Further resources and support (An online teaching toolkit).
The majority of course activities are asynchronous to allow for flexibility in timings and to take into consideration the different workload commitments and priorities of participants. The course has been designed to include some light-weight collaborative activities and participants will benefit from participation in a timely manner over the two-week period of the course. There is one synchronous (real time) element which is voluntary and has been included to give you the opportunity to participate in a live virtual classroom session. The estimated time commitment is 2-3 hours per week.
This course takes place over 2 weeks
EligibilityAll staff
Date Monday 27-Sep-2021, 09:00 - 17:00
Venue Online Off Campus
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .

Using social media - managing your online identity

Description

This short information session will focus on the importance of managing your digital footprint (online identity), including keeping safe online and creating an effective online identity for employability, meeting others, impact, or research purposes. The session will also provide some hints and tips on using different social media platforms, such as LinkedIn, Twitter, and others. We encourage you to come along with questions!

The session will be delivered online via Blackboard Collaborate and a link will be emailed to you before the session (you do not need to install any software).

**This session will not be recorded**

Further information about Digital Footprints can be found www.ed.ac.uk/iad/digitalfootprint

Or the Digital Footprint MOOC which runs every 4 weeks (3 week free online course) http://coursera.org/learn/digital-footprint/

EligibilityAll Academic Staff All Postgraduate Researchers PGR students All Research Staff
Date Thursday 25-Nov-2021, 12:00 - 13:00
Venue Online (via Collaborate Ultra) Off Campus
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .
EligibilityAll Academic Staff All Postgraduate Researchers PGR students All Research Staff
Date Thursday 12-May-2022, 12:00 - 13:00
Venue Online (via Collaborate Ultra) Off Campus
Bookings This event is not yet open for booking. Please check back later.