Tell us what you think!

For all PGT – Online Distancpeoplee Learners – School of Education

Tell us what you really think (online discussion/focus group).

  • The School of Education wants to improve the way it listens and responds to students’ suggestions and concerns
  • Come and have your say in a small and confidential group discussion (approx. 1 hour)
  • Use your influence to make things better

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.

If you would like more information please contact:

Managing Your Digital Footprint

digital footprintOn 29 September 2014 the ‘managing your digital footprint’ campaign launches. There will be various competitions (win a Kindle, book tokens and more), activities, workshops, resources and advice throughout 2014-2015, which will focus on how to create and manage a positive online presence (digital footprint).

you have found a foot image‘Find a foot’ competition
There are a number of ‘you have found a foot’ posters around campus. There are also a number of ‘you have found a foot’ images on various University web pages, Facebook pages and blogs.

Find at least 5 (all on campus, all online, or both) and enter the competition for an opportunity to win a Kindle*.  This blog includes the image, so only 4 more to find! Further details about eligibility, prizes, and submitting your entry:


Innovative Learning Week Events: Second Life & World of Warcraft

The following two events may be of interest to students on the MSc Digital Education.  Details are below.

Exploring Second Life: from botanic gardens, to Buddhist temples, and university campusesbotanic gardens in second life

Mon 17 Feb (14:00-15:00)

Second Life is an online virtual world which is used by education, companies and individuals. The variety of places to visit can sometimes be overwhelming – so whether you are new to Second Life or an avid user, join us for an hour to explore and consider the possibilities for using online worlds.

Instructions: Attendees will need to prepare in advance by creating a free Second Life account and downloading software – full instructions to be given by email.

Booking Link:


World of Warcraft: exploring online environments (with a buddy)

Tues 18 Feb (15.30-17.30)

World of Warcraft (WoW) is an online virtual world that can be explored through play. Whether a complete novice or not, this event will provide an opportunity to ‘buddy up’ and experience what it’s like to play WoW. Learn from others and have an exciting online experience!

Skype will also be used.

Both on-campus and online distance students can play.

**Please note that it can take a considerable amount of time to download WoW and this will need to be done prior to the event. Details will be provided via email**

Booking link:

Virtual World Research Network – Conference (16-18 May 2012)

The Virtual Worlds Research Network announces its inaugural conference to take place in Edinburgh, UK, May 16-18 2012

Abstract submission: 250 words, no later than 7 April 2012

Submit to:

Notification of Acceptance:   15 April 2012

Further details can be found: