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Senate meeting: 1 June 2016

The next meeting of the University Senate takes place on Wednesday 1 June.

The thematic focus for the presentation and discussion at the next Senate meeting is Digital Education. The presentation and discussion section of Senate meetings are now open to all staff.

Digital Education

The University holds an international leadership position for digital education, with a strong commitment to distance education, over 2 million enrolled learners on our Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and a growing culture of teaching innovation, digital pedagogy and research in the area.

The Senate session will take stock of what we have achieved in the areas of online distance learning and MOOCs in recent years, and will look ahead to two more recent developments: distance PhDs and Edinburgh CityScope.

This is a key moment for digital education: as the technological landscape for education continues to shift, the session will seek input from Senate into future directions and visions for a digital education unique to this University, one which builds on the substantial amount of change already achieved.


  • Ms Melissa Highton, Assistant Principal Online Learning
  • Ms Amy Woodgate, Project Manager for DEI and MOOCS, Information Services Group
  • Professor Jeremy Bradshaw, Assistant Principal Researcher Development
  • Professor Jonathan Silvertown, Chair in Technology Enhanced Science Education
  • Dr Liz Grant, Assistant Principal Global Health
  • Professor Sian Bayne, Assistant Principal Digital Education: Concluding

Meeting Details

Wednesday 1 June 2016, 2pm - 4pm, Lecture Theatre B, James Clerk Maxwell Building, King’s Buildings.

Staff who are interested in attending the meeting must book a place through MyEd due to venue capacity requirements.


Link to MyEd

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