Teaching Matters

October

Learning and teaching events happening in October.

Getting started with Wikipedia - Editing using the new Visual Editor interface

Editing Wikipedia has never been easier using the new Visual Editor interface which makes editing Wikipedia as easy as using Microsoft Word or Wordpress blogs. 

“The single greatest Open Education Resource the world has ever seen - Wikipedia." Jim Groom*

This is a workshop aimed primarily at anyone who is interested in learning how to edit Wikipedia but, up until now, were never entirely sure how or why to begin.

New editors are very welcome as full Wikipedia editing training will be given during this session and afterwards you can ask questions of the trainer about anything you were unsure of or next steps or anything else you maybe interested in.

Thursday 5th October, 11:00-13:00

Venue: Room 1.08, Meeting Suite, First Floor, Main Library, George Square (Central Area)

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International Ada Lovelace Day 2017 - Session 2: the Wikipedia Editathon celebrating Women in STEM

Discover the thrill of creatiing new, and editing published, content in the name of Women in STEM. This year, our particular focus is to improve the standing & representation of women in the field of Chemistry. 

All are welcome to add names to the list which is intended to serve as a basis for creating new articles in this important but somewhat neglected sector on the English Wikipedia.

Working together with liaison librarians, archivists & academic colleagues we will provide training on how to edit and participate in an open knowledge community. New editors are very welcome and participants will be supported to develop Wikipedia articles; creating new role models for young and old alike. Come along to learn about how Wikipedia works and contribute a greater understanding of Women in STEM!

Tuesday 10th October, 14:00-17:00

Venue: James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB). Room 4325C.

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Near Future Teaching Vox Pop

Do you want to have your say about the future of digital education at the University of Edinburgh? If so, we want to hear from you! One of the ways we are consulting staff and students is through our Near Future Teaching Vox Pop series. Book in for a short interview, during which we will ask you a few easy questions regarding your thoughts on the technology you use now and what you imagine/might like to see being used in classrooms in future. Each interviewee will receive a £10 book voucher as thanks for their contribution. If you would like to get a sense of what we will ask in the Vox Pop sessions, have a look at our Near Future Teaching Videos page where you can see edited selections from other Near Future Teaching Vox Pops. 

Wednesday 11th October, 10:30-14:40

Venue: IAD Mezzanine Seminar Room, Outreach Centre (Holyrood)

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Assessment & Providing Feedback in the Sciences

This workshop is intended for tutors and demonstrators with marking responsibilities, particularly those involved in science courses.

It focuses on marking and commenting on essays and laboratory reports. It provides an overview of assessment processes and explores the students' needs for support at different stages. It identifies some of the challenges faced by markers, discusses strategies for coping with these challenges; and examines good practice in providing comment on students' work.

You will get most out of this workshop if you are already teaching and are familiar with the type of work you will be marking. Before signing up, please check for any sessions running in your School which may be mandatory.

Wednesday 11th October, 13:30-16:30

Venue: Kings Buildings (TBC)

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Recording and publishing lectures using Media Hopper Replay

This one hour presentation and demonstration is the second topic in the Lecture Recording Training Programme and will introduce you to the new lecture recording service, Media Hopper Replay. The session is optional and available to anyone who is planning to record lectures in the near future.

Thursday 12th October, 11:00 - 12:00

Venue: 1501, JCMB (Kings Buildings)

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Enhancing Tutorials

This course is intended for tutors from across the University of Edinburgh who have already started teaching tutorials.

It contains a stocktaking exercise of your recent teaching experiences; discussion of tricky issues and coping strategies; suggestions for how you can get feedback on your teaching; and a facilitated discussion on using technology tutorials.

This course will focus on your current tutoring experience. If you are not yet teaching tutorials this semester, you should not sign up for this course.

Wednesday 18th October, 13:30-16:30

Venue: Holyrood (TBC)

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Teaching with Wikipedia: What do I need to know first?

In this session, open to all University of Edinburgh staff, we will discuss best practice from three recent Wikipedia assignments at the University of Edinburgh and outline the steps that would be involved in running a Wikipedia assignment.

Thursday 19th October, 11:00- 12:30

Venuw: EW09, Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson Street (Central Area)

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Assessment and Providing Feedback

This workshop is intended for tutors and demonstrators from across the University of Edinburgh with responsibility for marking and/or providing feedback.

It provides an overview of assessment processes and explores the students' needs for support at different stages. It identifies some of the challenges faced by markers, discusses strategies for coping with these challenges; and examines good practice in providing comment on students' work.

Wednesday 25th October, 13:30 - 16:30

Venue: Room 1.26, Paterson's Land (Moray House)

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