Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

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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 18-Jan-2021, 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 15-Mar-2021, 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 Wednesday 24-Feb-2021, 14:30 - 16:00
Venue Online Off Campus
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .
EligibilityAll staff
Date Wednesday 03-Mar-2021, 11:00 - 12:30
Venue Online Off Campus
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .

Practical Strategies for... group discussion in a hybrid world

Description

Our 2020 context presents a challenge to many aspects of usual learning pedagogy (eg seminars and tutorials) which are based on discussions and interactions in physical spaces.  In this session we will consider the pros and cons of real time and asynchronous digital interaction tools such as discussion boards, Teams and collaborate breakout groups. You will have the opportunity to consider which approaches will work best for your students.

EligibilityAll staff
Date Thursday 11-Feb-2021, 11:00 - 12:30
Venue Online (via Collaborate Ultra) Off Campus
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .

Practical Strategies...for teaching large classes in a hybrid context

Description

This workshop will highlight how several colleagues from different Colleges are teaching large classes in a hybrid context. There will be opportunity to ask questions and to share challenges and ideas for large class teaching from your work setting with others.

EligibilityAll staff
Date Thursday 04-Feb-2021, 11:00 - 12:30
Venue Online (via Collaborate Ultra) Off Campus
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .

Reflections on Hybrid Learning and Teaching

Description

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 hybrid learning experiences 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.  Our contributors are: Michael Gallagher, Lecturer in Digital Education. Michael will talk about: What an endlessly evolving CPD course taught me about hybrid teaching.

Stuart Nicol, Head of Educational Design and Engagement, IS.  Stuart will talk about: Supporting the use of learning technology during an institutional shift to hybrid teaching.

 

Dave Laurenson, Reader, School of Engineering:  Dave will talk about: Reflections on the experience of running hybrid sessions with students who are attending in-person concurrently with those attending digitally.

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 hybrid learning experiences 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.  Our contributors are: Michael Gallagher, Lecturer in Digital Education. Michael will talk about: What an endlessly evolving CPD course taught me about hybrid teaching.

Stuart Nicol, Head of Educational Design and Engagement, IS.  Stuart will talk about: Supporting the use of learning technology during an institutional shift to hybrid teaching.

 

Dave Laurenson, Reader, School of Engineering:  Dave will talk about: Reflections on the experience of running hybrid sessions with students who are attending in-person concurrently with those attending digitally.

BookingsThere are currently no events scheduled for this course. Please check back later.

engage: Engaging students through creating assets and blogging in the 'Currents: understanding and addressing global changes' Course

Description

Dr Andy Cross, Post-doctoral Research Associate / Teaching Development Fellow, School of Geosciences

EligibilityAll staff All students
Date Tuesday 30-Mar-2021, 14:30 - 15:30
Venue Online (via Collaborate Ultra) Off Campus
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .

engage: Enhancing student participation in social science courses

Description

Dr Rachel Howell, Lecturer in Sociology / Sustainable Development, School of Social and Political Science

EligibilityAll staff All students
Date Wednesday 21-Apr-2021, 09:30 - 10:30
Venue Online (via Collaborate Ultra) Off Campus
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .

engage: High Impact Practices: why we should pay attention to practices that offer disproportionate benefits to underserved students.

Description

Dr Catherine Bovill, Senior Lecturer in Student Engagement, Institute for Academic Development

EligibilityAll staff All students
Date Wednesday 24-Feb-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 .

engage: Students talking about their experiences of student engagement in lockdown and semester 1

Description

Jessica O’Loughlin, undergraduate student, Biochemistry

Ana Diaz Vidal, undergraduate student sustainable development

…and other student speakers to be confirmed.

EligibilityAll staff All students
Date Thursday 21-Jan-2021, 09:30 - 10:30
Venue Online (via Collaborate Ultra) Off Campus
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .

engage: Why staff engagement matters as much as student engagement: a discussion of ideas and strategies for engaging staff in order to engage students

Description

Dr Catherine Bovill, Senior Lecturer in Student Engagement, Institute for Academic Development

EligibilityAll staff All students
Date Tuesday 18-May-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 .