Veterinary Medical Education Division

Workshops

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 VMED events.

Description

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  1. Critique the design of PowerPoint slides created both by yourself and other workshop participants.
  2. Source audio and visual content in line with the University's accessibility and open ed policies.
  3. Create a PowerPoint presentation that is suitable for difference audiences and mediums.
  4. Identify further points of contact for local support

  

BookingsThere are currently no events scheduled for this course. Please check back later.
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EligibilityVet staff (inc. visitors), Global Academy, Vet PGR
Led by Eugen Stoica
Date Wednesday 06-Nov-2019, 13:00 - 14:00
Venue 1.27 (1st floor, Vet School Building) Easter Bush
Bookings If you are eligible, you can book a place on this course .
Description

These sessions are open to anyone interested in this role – not just current course organisers and will count 5 CPD points for those working towards the Edinburgh Teaching Award. The sessions will include lunch and will be an opportunity to review and discuss this key role together with relevant updates from central University.

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Description

DYNAMED: Editing and Publishing your Videos

If you continue with the task in the handouts you should also be able to:

  • Demonstrate the significance of editing and post production
  • Publish your results in Media Hopper and link to Learn
  • Apply these skills to your own situation
  
EligibilityGlobal Academy, Vet teaching staff, Vet staff (inc. visitors)
Led by
Date Thursday 12-Dec-2019, 11:00 - 13:00
Venue G03 Ground floor Vet School Teaching Building Easter Bush
Bookings If you are eligible, you can book a place on this course .
Description

Our students have come to expect high quality video resources. This session is aimed at staff interested in using video in their teaching (or in promoting their work/research). You will learn how to shoot your video but also how to plan it. With a few simple measures you can create professional results.

By the end of the session you will be able to:

  • Identify practical and pedagogical use for video in education
  • Learn the importance of sound, lighting and composition
  • Recognise the importance of planning prior to filming

  

  
EligibilityGlobal Academy, Vet PGR, Vet teaching staff, Vet staff (inc. visitors)
Led by
Date Thursday 05-Dec-2019, 14:00 - 16:00
Venue 1.28 First Floor Vet School Teaching Building Easter Bush
Bookings If you are eligible, you can book a place on this course .
Description
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Eligibility: Vet School Staff

Data Protection legislation is changing in May 2018 and this will have an impact on a range of things that we do e.g. research. To ensure everyone is aware of the changes and how this could impact on your own research as well as student projects, this session will provide an opportunity to ask questions and gain an understanding of the changes.

The session will be delivered by Dr Rena Gertz (Data Protection Officer)

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

This workshop will provide you with a suite of tools/resources to effectively optimise teaching, as well as to design and plan the delivery of an effective workshop.

With the use of tools, evidence, mechanisms and resources, this workshop will enable you to:

  1. Identify your target audience
  2. Identify the need and relevance of the workshop topic
  3. Identify and consider appropriate evidence for your topic (e.g. published literature, other workshops, demonstrations, or personal experience)
  4. Formulate learning outcomes
  5. Design a workshop to align with the learning outcomes
  6. Deliver an engaging workshop
  7. Evaluate your workshop appropriately using your own reflections and evaluation data (e.g. participant feedback, website hits etc.)

All welcome!

There is also a follow up ‘information session’ on how to effectively promote your workshop, please see the VMED calendar for details.

  

  
EligibilityGlobal Academy, Vet PGR, Vet teaching staff, Vet staff (inc. visitors)
Led by
Date Tuesday 05-Nov-2019, 11:00 - 13:00
Venue G02 Ground Floor Vet Teaching Building Easter Bush
Bookings If you are eligible, you can book a place on this course .
Description

Join the Vet School's Digital Education Unit to learn about the various technologies we have available to help with learning and teaching.

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

Format: 90 mins of themed workshop activity, followed by 90 mins of protected writing time.

The Dec EdTA meeting will focus on Learning Environments (A4 in the UKPSF) and will be led by Sharon Boyd.

Vet School EdTA participants - please feel free sign up for as many of these bimonthly sessions as you are able to attend.

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

  • Appreciate the importance of active learning in developing a flipped classroom.
  • Opportunity to discuss the different approaches to implement a flipped classroom.

Description 

The idea of a flipped classroom has become very popular, as a way to change the passive learning approach of traditional lectures.

In general terms, a flipped classroom is where students review the lecture content beforehand, and engage in a discussion of the topic during the timetabled lecture. But arranging the experience so that students can engage in active learning during the lecture does take some organisation.

This workshop will discuss methods of implementing a flipped classroom, and give the participants a chance to use some of the technologies that can facilitate them.

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Description

How do people learn? What this means for teaching

Learning Objectives: By the end of this session you will be able to:

  1. Appreciate that students learn in different ways
  2. Give an overview of a few learning style theories and their practical implications
  3. Consider ways of incorporating different methods into teaching to help different learners
BookingsThere are currently no events scheduled for this course. Please check back later.
Description

If I googled you, what would I find? It may surprise you!

This short information session will focus on the importance of managing your (and your students) digital footprint (online presence), including keeping safe online and creating an effective online presence for engagement and impact. The session will also provide some hints and tips on using different social media platforms, as well as highlighting other workshops & resources which you may find of interest.

Further information about Digital Footprints can be found www.ed.ac.uk/iad/digitalfootprint

You might also be interested in the Digital Footprint MOOC which runs every 4 weeks (3 week free online course) http://coursera.org/learn/digital-footprint/

  

  
EligibilityGlobal Academy, Vet teaching staff, Vet staff (inc. visitors)
Led by Louise Connelly
Date Wednesday 04-Dec-2019, 14:00 - 16:00
Venue 1.28 First Floor Vet School Teaching Building Easter Bush
Bookings If you are eligible, you can book a place on this course .
Description

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  1. Provide a general overview of Learn
  2. Appreciate the tools and facilities Learn provides
  3. Appreciate how Learn works within the School

  

  
EligibilityGlobal Academy, Vet PGR, Vet teaching staff, Vet staff (inc. visitors)
Led by
Date Tuesday 19-Nov-2019, 13:00 - 14:00
Venue G02 Ground Floor Vet Teaching Building Easter Bush
Bookings If you are eligible, you can book a place on this course .
Description
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Description

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  1. Outline the concept of Outcomes Based Education (OBE)
  2. List advantages of using an OBE approach
  3. Outline the difference between a ‘learning outcome’ and a ‘learning objective’
  4. Explain the term ‘constructive alignment’
  5. Formulate meaningful learning outcomes and objectives for your own teaching
BookingsThere are currently no events scheduled for this course. Please check back later.
Description

This two hour practical session is the third in the Lecture Recording Training Programme provided by the Central team, and focuses on more advanced uses.

Recording what happens in the classroom is a vital first step, but Media Hopper Replay offers much more. Learn to use its tools to:

  • help increase student engagement in the material before, during and after lectures;
  • optimise their listening and viewing experience;
  • enhance recorded classroom delivery to pedagogical advantage.

The course includes some hands-on use of the software.

Prerequisites: You should be familiar with the basics of lecture recording either through having taken the course 'Recording and publishing lectures using Media Hopper Replay' or, better still, having used the system to record lectures.

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

This session will cover information on the services available from the Library, from searching DiscoverEd to non-standard library resources such as the Veterinary Board Game.  There will be information on services which can support your teaching and which can provide students with better access to resources (such as setting up PubMed to recognise subscribed full-text off campus). Topics covered include:

  • Using DiscoverEd
  • Using Resource Lists
  • Accessing resources off-campus
  • Services available for your students
  • Requesting and recommending items
  • Study skills resources – such as Cite Them Right
  • Copyright and Creative Commons

  

  
EligibilityGlobal Academy, Vet PGR, Vet teaching staff, Vet staff (inc. visitors)
Led by Fiona Brown
Date Thursday 07-Nov-2019, 15:00 - 16:00
Venue 1.28 First Floor Vet School Teaching Building Easter Bush
Bookings If you are eligible, you can book a place on this course .
Description

A hands-on demonstration of recording a lecture using the Media Hopper Replay lecture recording system.

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Description

This session aims to cover the following:

  1. What are mind maps?
  2. How to create a mind map
  3. Mind map rules
  4. Hands on session
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Description

This awareness session introduces you to aspects of Office 365. This session is for beginners using Office 365 and provides an overview of OneDrive, Clutter, Delve and OneNote.

This session is run by Information Services.

BookingsThere are currently no events scheduled for this course. Please check back later.
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EligibilityGlobal Academy, Vet teaching staff, Vet staff (inc. visitors)
Led by
Date Monday 28-Oct-2019, 09:00 - 09:00
Venue Online Session Off Campus
Bookings If you are eligible, you can book a place on this course .
Description

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  1. Outline the concept of Outcomes Based Education (OBE)
  2. List advantages of using an OBE approach
  3. Outline the difference between a ‘learning outcome’ and a ‘learning objective’
  4. Explain the term ‘constructive alignment’
  5. Formulate meaningful learning outcomes and objectives for your own teaching

This online workshop will be available for a designated two week period (9am Mon 15th Oct until 9am Mon 29th Oct 2018), and participants will be asked to complete online activities equating to approximately 2 hours work during this fortnight.

Participants should register to attend the online workshop in advance of the launch date, and they will then be sent full joining instructions.

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

This session is delivered online via Learn. Discussion boards and self-learning will be used.

Non-traditional university platforms, such as social media, can be a useful tool in the learning and teaching environment. This session will explore the pedagogical and technical considerations for implementing social media in your teaching.

The session will also provide an opportunity to consider and discuss the benefits and challenges of using social media, as well as how best we can support staff and students in managing their digital footprints (online presence).

 

There will be practical advice, resources and discussion.

This online workshop will be available for a designated two week period, and participants will be asked to complete online activities equating to approximately 2 hours work during this fortnight.

Participants should register to attend the online workshop in advance of the launch date, and they will then be sent full joining instructions.

  

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

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  1. Appreciate what study skills covers
  2. Provide some study skills advice to your students
  3. Be aware of the study skills provision within the School and Centrally

  

  
EligibilityGlobal Academy, Vet teaching staff, Vet staff (inc. visitors)
Led by Jessie Paterson
Date Monday 02-Dec-2019, 09:00 - 09:00
Venue Online Session Off Campus
Bookings If you are eligible, you can book a place on this course .
Description

This online workshop will be available for a limited two week window with the content available through Learn. Please register for the event prior to the start date and details of how to access the content will then be sent to participants nearer the time.

By the end of this online session you will be able to:

  1. Outline the different levels of Miller’s pyramid
  2. Explain the concepts of reliability and sampling in assessment
  3. Design MCQs for your own subject according to best practice
  4. Explain the rationale for standard setting
  5. Be able to interpret basic item analysis statistics
BookingsThere are currently no events scheduled for this course. Please check back later.
Description

This online workshop will run for a defined two week period. Please sign up through the booking link provided, and joining instructions will then be sent out to you

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Description

OER: Find licensed material for teaching and presentations

Learn how to locate and identify licensed materials online to use in your own teaching and presentations.When placing teaching and presentation materials into an open environment, e.g. outside of the closed classroom and up onto the web, we need to ensure that we are using openly licensed materials AND that we are providing correct attribution (this is as important as being able to correctly cite a paper).

In this session you will be invited to develop short visual presentations by locating and using openly licensed content. You will be guided through the process of finding, reusing, and sharing open content, learning about licenses along the way.

The session will cover:

  • The differences between Open Access, Open Educational Resources, Copyright materials, and Licensed materials.
  • How to identify licensed materials and which licences suit various type of usage.
  • How to search on a variety of platforms for licensed materials (e.g. Google, Flickr, Vimeo, Wikimedia Commons).
  • How to correctly attribute materials that you have used.
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Description
  1. Identify key challenges that impact on teaching during rotations
  2. List techniques that may help to encourage individual contributions from students during rotations
  3. Adapt questioning techniques during a rotation to optimise teaching opportunities with clinical cases
  4. Consider ways of pitching teaching at appropriate levels for ‘Day One Competency’ level knowledge and skills, and ‘First Opinion Practice’ situations
  5. Summarise key features of constructive feedback
  6. Identify appropriate strategies for dealing with difficult students during a rotation, and instigate appropriate action for a struggling student
BookingsThere are currently no events scheduled for this course. Please check back later.
Description

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  1. Select an appropriate background and font for your presentation.
  2. Compress images within your presentation.
  3. List ‘Rules of Thumb’ for designing presentations.
  4. Consider different individual learning preferences when designing presentations
  5. Give examples of useful tips to include at the start of your presentation.
  6. Explain the purpose of including a ‘hook’ at the start of your presentation

  

  
EligibilityVet teaching staff, Vet staff (inc. visitors), Global Academy
Led by
Date Friday 15-Nov-2019, 11:00 - 13:00
Venue 1.27 (1st floor, Vet School Building) Easter Bush
Bookings If you are eligible, you can book a place on this course .
Description

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  1. Identify key features to consider when planning small group teaching sessions (SGTS)
  2. Explain the purpose of using an icebreaker at the start of SGTS
  3. List techniques that may help to encourage individual contributions from students during SGTS
  4. Select the most appropriate room layout for SGTS
  5. Adapt questioning techniques during SGTS
  6. Identify appropriate strategies for dealing with difficult students during SGTS
  7. Share 'top tips' for optimising student learning during SGTS
BookingsThere are currently no events scheduled for this course. Please check back later.
Description

The opportunity for vet students to sit and reflect with a dog. This event is based at the Vet School at Easter Bush.

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Description

Quality Assurance and Enhancement: What this means for teaching

  1. Be aware of Quality Assurance and Enhancement
  2. Be aware of the Quality Assurance frameworks of the University and the Quality Assurance Agency
  3. Outline the components of Quality Assurance and Enhancement processes for the BVM&S programme and accrediting bodies
  4. Consider your role in Quality Assurance and Enhancement in teaching, professional practice and accreditation
  5. Identify opportunities for contributing to Quality Assurance and Enhancement
  6. Discuss methods for evaluating the effectiveness of teaching
  7. Access useful information regarding Quality Assurance and Enhancement at QAA Scotland, University of Edinburgh and Vet School
BookingsThere are currently no events scheduled for this course. Please check back later.
Description

Quality Assurance and Enhancement: What this means for teaching

  1. Be aware of Quality Assurance and Enhancement
  2. Be aware of the Quality Assurance frameworks of the University and the Quality Assurance Agency
  3. Outline the components of Quality Assurance and Enhancement processes for the BVM&S programme and accrediting bodies
  4. Consider your role in Quality Assurance and Enhancement in teaching, professional practice and accreditation
  5. Identify opportunities for contributing to Quality Assurance and Enhancement
  6. Discuss methods for evaluating the effectiveness of teaching
  7. Access useful information regarding Quality Assurance and Enhancement at QAA Scotland, University of Edinburgh and Vet School

  

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Description
  • The Library’s Resource Lists service provides online reading lists which ensures provision of and access to core reading materials.  Resource Lists can be embedded into the relevant Learn course.
  • Using the Resource Lists service enables students to prioritise readings and complies with the University's Accessible and Inclusive Learning Policy.
BookingsThere are currently no events scheduled for this course. Please check back later.
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EligibilityGlobal Academy, Vet teaching staff, Vet staff (inc. visitors)
Led by
Date Tuesday 19-Nov-2019, 14:00 - 16:00
Venue G02A Ground Floor Vet Teaching Building Easter Bush
Bookings If you are eligible, you can book a place on this course .
Description

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  1. Outline uses for Smart Boards
  2. Set up your Smart Board
  3. Be aware of tips on quirky aspects and lurking idiosyncrasies
BookingsThere are currently no events scheduled for this course. Please check back later.
Description

Non-traditional university platforms, such as social media, can be a useful tool in the learning and teaching environment. This session will explore the pedagogical and technical considerations for implementing social media in your teaching.

The session will also provide an opportunity to consider and discuss the benefits and challenges of using social media, as well as how best we can support staff and students in managing their digital footprints (online presence).

There will be practical advice, resources and discussion.

All welcome!

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

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  1. Outline differences between the 5 and 4 year BVM&S programmes, and the students admitted to each of these.
  2. Outline the remit of the Veterinary Teaching Organisation (VTO) and Veterinary Medical Education Division (VMED).
  3. Identify staff members responsible for different BVM&S year groups.
  4. Access useful teaching resources such as EEVEC and Learn
  5. Be aware of relevant issues regarding ‘learning adjustments’ for students
  6. Instigate appropriate action if you identify a student who is struggling on the BVM&S programme.

  

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Description

Storyline is "rapid authoring tool" which we use to create engaging eLearning objects to sit in Learn. It’s fairly simple to pick up, and can be used to digitise existing materials, as well as create new dynamic content. You can start by importing a PowerPoint file and publish an object with narration, animations and navigation, then extend it by adding quizzes and branching.

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  1. Create a Storyline project from a PowerPoint presentation
  2. Describe how the Timeline can be used to create animations
  3. Employ branching and quizzes to enhance a Storyline resource
  4. Recall other features of Storyline, including Triggers, Layers and Characters
  5. Describe how to publish a Storyline resource, and make it available within a Learn course
BookingsThere are currently no events scheduled for this course. Please check back later.
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BookingsThere are currently no events scheduled for this course. Please check back later.
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BookingsThere are currently no events scheduled for this course. Please check back later.
Description

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  1. Appreciate what study skills covers
  2. Provide some study skills advice to your students
  3. Be aware of the study skills provision within the School and Centrally

  

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

By the end of this session you will be able to:-

  • List some of the more advanced tools available within Learn.
  • Describe circumstances in which each tool might be used.
  • Employ some of them in your Learn Playground course.

  

  
EligibilityGlobal Academy, Vet teaching staff, Vet staff (inc. visitors)
Led by Eoghan Clarkson
Date Tuesday 03-Dec-2019, 14:00 - 16:00
Venue G02 Ground Floor Vet Teaching Building Easter Bush
Bookings If you are eligible, you can book a place on this course .
Description
BookingsThere are currently no events scheduled for this course. Please check back later.
Description

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  1. Outline the different levels of Miller’s pyramid
  2. Explain the concepts of reliability and sampling in assessment
  3. Design MCQs for your own subject according to best practice
  4. Explain the rationale for standard setting
  5. Be able to interpret basic item analysis statistics
BookingsThere are currently no events scheduled for this course. Please check back later.
Description

The eLearning Clinic is a drop-in opportunity for you to consult the Digital Education Unit about any questions you have about using technology in your lecturing.

  
EligibilityGlobal Academy, Vet teaching staff, Vet staff (inc. visitors)
Led by
Date Wednesday 13-Nov-2019, 14:00 - 16:00
Venue G02 Ground Floor Vet Teaching Building Easter Bush
Bookings If you are eligible, you can book a place on this course .
  
EligibilityGlobal Academy, Vet teaching staff, Vet staff (inc. visitors)
Led by
Date Thursday 05-Dec-2019, 14:00 - 16:00
Venue G02 Ground Floor Vet Teaching Building Easter Bush
Bookings If you are eligible, you can book a place on this course .