Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

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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.

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 03-Aug-2020, 09:00 - 17:00
Venue Online Off Campus
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .
EligibilityAll staff
Date Monday 17-Aug-2020, 09:00 - 17:00
Venue Online Off Campus
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .

Practical Strategies for... Applying for Principal's Teaching Award

Description

This workshop will provide advice on how to bid to the Principal's Teaching Award Scheme (PTAS)  and will include guidance on bidding for other kinds of funding for small educational projects which focus on higher education.

EligibilityAll staff
Date Thursday 27-Aug-2020, 14:00 - 16:00
Venue TBC TBC
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .
EligibilityAll staff
Date Wednesday 09-Sep-2020, 14:00 - 16:00
Venue TBC TBC
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .
EligibilityAll staff
Date Wednesday 24-Feb-2021, 14:00 - 16:00
Venue TBC TBC
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .
EligibilityAll staff
Date Wednesday 03-Mar-2021, 14:00 - 16:00
Venue TBC TBC
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .

Thinking Through Hybrid Teaching and Assessment

Description

30th July 1-2pm on Collaborate We've invited three experienced online educators to come and tell us a little bit about themselves and offer us a few provocations or thoughts about how we might approach hybrid teaching and assessment in the University.  Hybrid teaching does not assume either a fundamentally on-campus or fundamentally online model, but is designed for easy student transition between the two. We will be talking about things like: programme-level approaches to hybrid pedagogy; practical approaches to hybrid teaching; online assessment methods; and community building. Our contributors are: Louise Connelly: Senior E-Learning Developer at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. Alex Burford: Learning Technologist for the School of Informatics. Alex Thomas: Director of Technology Enhanced Learning for the School of GeoSciences.

Then there will be plenty of time for text, audio or video discussion depending on participant numbers.

EligibilityAll staff
Date Thursday 30-Jul-2020, 13:00 - 14:00
Venue Online (via Collaborate Ultra) Off Campus
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .