Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Online distance learning events

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.

Digital Footprint: creating an effective online presence (online session)

Description

If I Googled you, what would I find?

This session will focus on managing your digital footprint and how to create an effective online presence. 

The session will:

  • Highlight the importance and benefits of having an effective online presence e.g. in relation to employability, research impact etc.
  • Provide advice on managing social media profiles e.g. privacy settings
  • Highlight the guidance from various Professional Bodies e.g. General Medical Council; Law Society etc.
  • Tips for creating a clear and effective message/brand for your online presence
  • Hints and tips on saving time when using social media, for example scheduling tweets and Facebook/blog posts

There will be an opportunity to ask questions and share experiences and your own hints and tips.

No previous experience or knowledge is needed to attend this session.

What is your digital footprint? It’s the data you leave behind when you go online. It’s what you’ve said, what others have said about you, where you’ve been, images you’re tagged in, personal information, social media profiles and much more. Further information and other workshop details can be found www.ed.ac.uk/iad/digitalfootprint

This session will take place via blackboard collaborate (virtual classroom). Booking is required in order to receive the workshop link and further information about how to join the session.

Cancelling: If you need to cancel your booking, please do so at the earliest opportunity and at least 3 working 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 which relate directly to places reserved.

EligibilityAll students All staff
Date Thursday 02-Nov-2017, 19:00 - 20:00
Venue Off Campus
Bookings This event is full. If you are eligible, you can Book a place on a waiting list for this course .

Online Learning Network: Assessing students in an online environment

Description

The Online Learning Network is a community of practice which offers those involved in delivering and supporting Online and Distance Learning programmes an opportunity to network and share practice.

The next event will focus on assessing students in an online environment and we will be joined by three guest speakers who will talk about their experience of online assessment and discuss the possibilities when assessing those studying by online and distance learning.

Further details and an event outline can be found below:

Theme: Assessment in an Online Environment

Date & Time: 9th November (12.30-15.00)

Venue: 1.18 Patterson’s Land

12.30 - Lunch & Networking

1.00 - Welcome and introduction – Celeste McLaughlin, Head of Academic Development for Digital Education at the Institute for Academic Development.

1.15 - Dr Yi-Shan Tsai – Research Associate on the Supporting Higher Education to Integrate Learning Analytics (SHEILA) Project..

1.45 - Dr Paul McLaughlin – Programme Director with responsibility for e-Learning provision in the School of Biological Sciences.

2.15 - Dr Louise Connelly – e-Learning Developer in the Digital Education Unit at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.

2.45 - Q&A & closing

EligibilityAll staff
Date Thursday 09-Nov-2017, 12:30 - 15:00
Venue Moray House
Bookings This event is full. If you are eligible, you can Book a place on a waiting list for this course .