Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Learning & teaching workshops A-Z

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.

Engaging students through innovative assessment choice in the Currents: understanding and addressing global changes course

Description

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

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

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 Tuesday 07-Sep-2021, 10:00 - 11:30
Venue Online (via Collaborate Ultra) Off Campus
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .

Practical Strategies for... Designing out Plagiarism/Misconduct

Description

Practical Strategies for….Designing out plagiarism/misconduct

The global pandemic of 2020-21 and the move towards digital and hybrid teaching has forced us to change many of our assessment practices. This has heighted concerns with the possibility of increased levels of plagiarism and other forms of academic misconduct.

This session is intended to help you take an assessment design-based approach to preventing plagiarism.  In the session we will:

  • identify some of the more common forms of academic misconduct. Focusing on plagiarism, we will then explore alternatives to 'policing' approaches based on plagiarism detection
  • See what research is telling us about risk factors and how we can reduce the risk of misconduct (spoiler alert: no method is completely safe)
  • consider how some 'traditional' assessment practices can unintentionally promote plagiarism and how we can use principles of assessment design to reduce this

By the end of the session we hope that you will feel confident in taking a critical approach to plagiarism prevention and feel more confident in implementing assessments that you and your students can feel confident with.

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

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.

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

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.

Reflections on curriculum conversations and the University of Edinburgh

Description

IAD Learning and Teaching Hangout:Reflections on curriculum conversations and the University of Edinburgh

Dr Catherine Bovill, Institute for Academic Development, will introduction the Curriculum Transformation Project in the University and how you can contribute to that. She will present her briefing paper for this project entitled: ‘Curriculum conceptualisations and the University of Edinburgh'. You can find the paper here but you don't have to read it before the event.

https://uoe.sharepoint.com/sites/CurriculumTransformation/SitePages/Curriculum-Conceptualisations-by-Catherine-Bovill.aspx 

We will then have  brief reactions to the paper from:

- Dr Omolabake Fakunle, Moray House School of Education and Sports - Dr Tim Fawns, Edinburgh Medical School- Dr Ross Galloway, School of Physics and Astronomy 

EligibilityAll staff
Date Thursday 03-Jun-2021, 12:00 - 13:00
Venue Online (via Microsoft Teams) 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.

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