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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

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.



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:

ECEL 2017 will also host the final round of the 3rd International eLearning Excellence Awards.  More details about the competition can be found at

Image of Porto – By Rititaneves (Own work) [CC 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.


image: By Sylenius (Own work) [GFDL (

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

February 8, 2017 in Uncategorized



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:


Your views on University data

January 28, 2017 in Uncategorized

combine-229114_640We have had the following request for participation in a student focus group.

Dear students,
You are invited to participate in a group interview to share your understanding and opinions about the university’s use of your personal and educational data to provide services and support to you. The interviews will last for an hour, and you will be paid £10 cash for your time and commitment (distance learning students will receive £10 Amazon gift vouchers). The process will be audio and video recorded for the purpose of research analysis. Any information collected from the interview will be kept confidential and the use of it for academic publications will remain anonymous.
The interview is organised by the SHEILA (Support Higher Education to Integrate Learning Analytics) project team, and it will be used as an input for the development of the university policy for learning analytics. More information about their project, please refer to:

Interview time and locations:
Undergraduate students from the College of Science & Engineering: 11am-12pm, 20 February, Hodgson room, Weir Building, King’s Buildings
Undergraduate students from the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences: group A: 1.30pm-2.30pm, 21 February, Informatics Forum, Room 1.16/ group B: 3pm-4pm, 21 February, Informatics Forum, Room 1.16
Online-distance learning students from all colleges: 12pm-1pm, 22 February,
Undergraduate students from the College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine: 1.30pm-2.30pm, 23 February, Informatics Forum, Room 5.02
Postgraduate students from all colleges: 3pm-4pm, 23 February, Informatics Forum, Room 5.02

Sign up here:
There are only 6 places available for each group. Please sign up early and we will get back to you on receipt of the registration.

Yours sincerely,
SHEILA Project Team
Professor Dragan Gasevic (
Professor Jeff Haywood (
Dr Yi-Shan Tsai (