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Signing up for September

April 27, 2017 in Uncategorized

512px-September_-_back_to_work_-_back_to_school_-_back_to_BOOKS_LCCN98509757Current students should have received an email from me about course choices for next semester.  Let me know if this didn’t arrive; it was sent to your student email address.  You can sign up for your course following the link to the Course Enrolment form to the left of your screen. Below is a little more information on each course option.

Course design for digital environments – this is a popular option and sometimes has more applications than places.  It is already filling up!

Digital futures – this year, the course has been linked to an innovative project at the University of Edinburgh, Near Future Teaching.  It will be open access.  Jen has updated the description on the website – see http://digital.education.ed.ac.uk/course/digital-futures-learning

Learning analytics: process and theory – this will be run in conjunction with Teachers College, University of Columbia, a great opportunity for collaboration.

Research methods – this will involve participation in a MOOC called Introduction to Methods for Social ResearchYou can sign up for this MOOC at any time;  however, when you take the Research methods course you will receive ‘scaffolded’ support as well as the assignments for credit.

Wider themes in digital education – this is our student-driven course that can be taken at any time, allowing you to build up a portfolio at a time and pace that suits you.  You can sign up for this once you have completed 60 credits.

Spreading the word…

We are currently advertising the programme for new intakes in September and January.  If you know anyone who’s interested in joining in September, it would be a good idea to get applications in over the next few weeks, and certainly by the end of May.  Do retweet us when we tell the world about our programme!

Our public website is available at http://digital.education.ed.ac.uk

Christine

September poster:  By Work Projects Administration Poster Collection [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

 

Coming to the end of the Spring semester

April 15, 2017 in Uncategorized

It’s Spring!  But we’re already thinking about autumn and the new academic year, 2017-18 which starts on 18 September.  Some people have been asking me about course choices and we’ll be emailing you (at your student email address) about these by the end of April.

Thanks to those who’ve volunteered to be on our Student-Staff Liaison Committee next year; we’ll be in touch about that over the summer when we know about likely vacancies. You’ll find a list of student reps and the SSLC forum at our MSc Digital Education Moodle site at https://www.moodle.is.ed.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=131

All the best for assignments, Wider Themes projects, dissertations… and all other digital education ventures. If you’re involved in some interesting projects, do remember that you can post your own news here in the Hub.

Christine

 

16th European Conference on eLearning (ECEL 2017)

March 31, 2017 in Uncategorized

512px-O_Porto_(visto_da_Ponte_Dom_Luis_I)I’ve now been asked by two people to pass this news on – note that the deadline is very soon:

This is the Final call for papers for the 16th European Conference on eLearning (ECEL 2017) being held at the Polytechnic Institute of Porto (ISCAP), Portugal on the 26-27 October 2017.

This call is open until 6th April 2017.

In addition to the main conference topics, we invite submissions to the following mini tracks:

·         Integrity of Student Assessment
·         Posthumanism in Education
·         Data Analytics for Assessment and Feedback
·         Social Media in Education
·         Wearable Technologies in Learning and Teaching
·         Diversity and Inclusive Teaching
·         The variety of uses of video in e-learning

For more information and to submit your abstract, please go to: http://www.academic-conferences.org/conferences/ecel/ecel-call-for-papers/

ECEL 2017 will also host the final round of the 3rd International eLearning Excellence Awards.  More details about the competition can be found at http://www.academic-conferences.org/conferences/ecel/ecel-excellence-awards/

Image of Porto – By Rititaneves (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

About the Hub

February 27, 2017 in Uncategorized

512px-Shimano_hub_dynamoThe login for the Hub has been fixed.  The problem arose because of a software upgrade on the server last week.  There will be more work on the server on Tuesday 28 February which may cause some further downtime to this blog and other WordPress blogs on the programme.

Did you know that you can post in this space too if you are a logged in user? If you have something you want to share with people on the programme, see the Blog posting area for the Hub link in the left-hand column.

We are planning to refresh this space – do give us some suggestions for what you would like to see in a space that works across the whole programme.

Christine

image: By Sylenius (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)

Are you enjoying Digital Education? Make a Teaching Award nomination!

February 8, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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The Edinburgh University Student Association teaching awards scheme is now taking nominations for this year  –  you can nominate for:

So if you’re enjoying the programme and think we’re doing a good job, please consider nominating us – it means a lot!    There’s more info on the EUSA site here:

 

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