Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Events & workshops

A number of digital education focused workshops and courses are offered to University of Edinburgh staff across the academic year.

Developing your digital teaching practices

Summary: This 3-week course has been designed for University of Edinburgh staff to create a safe and playful space to reflect and share ideas with Edinburgh colleagues about digital teaching practices. The course will examine digital teaching practices through the lenses of Open Educational Practice and Assessment and Feedback. During the course you will be invited to explore and contribute to the Museum of Digital Teaching Practices which aims to showcase digital teaching practices to expand our understanding of digital pedagogy and its application in different disciplinary contexts. The activities are asynchronous to enable flexible participation and the course has been designed to have a time commitment of 3 hours per week.

Next dates: 06th – 24th November 2023

How to book: University of Edinburgh staff can book online using the People and Money Learning App.

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Online Learning Network: Transforming Lives through Online Distance Learning and Digital Inclusion for Higher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa


Dr Michael Gallagher, Programme Director: Digital Education / Senior Lecturer in Digital Education

Inga Ackermann, Online Learning and Leadership Coordinator, Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 


The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP) at the University of Edinburgh has been providing full scholarships and transformative leadership training for students from Africa since 2016. In 2017 we offered two scholarship places for online distance learners and in academic year 2023/24, the Scholars Program is already supporting 100 postgraduate online distance learning scholars, across 16 African countries on 9 degree programmes. Over the next 7 years, the UoE program will provide 850 full postgraduate scholarships for both on campus and distance learning degree programmes, with a strong focus on online distance learners. The program is collaborating with the Centre for Research in Digital Education to provide a two-year online Master’s Degrees in Digital Education to a total of 36 faculty and staff in multiple African Higher education institutions. This project will create practitioner networks and digital capacity building for universities in Sub-Saharan Africa particularly for greater inclusion of those traditionally underrepresented in higher education: women, forcibly displaced populations, and those with disabilities. 

Join us to learn more about lessons learned supporting African students, further collaborative opportunities and future plans.

Date and Time: 05th December 2023, 14:00-15:00 (Online)

How to book: University of Edinburgh staff can book online using the People and Money Learning App.

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User guide for booking and cancelling workshops in People and Money

For full instructions or for help with using the Learning App, please follow the relevant user guide:

People and Money User Guide – How to View/Search, Enrol and Withdraw from Learning (Employee guide)

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