The second instance of the Introduction to Social Research Methods (or SOCRMx) MOOC launches on the edX platform next week.
The course begins on Monday the 29th of January, and you can sign up here.
SOCRMx is currently part of the MScDE programme, and those students taking the Introduction to Social Research Methods course this semester will be participating the MOOC as part of their study. You can follow the course on Twitter with the hashtag #SOCRMx
As the course is open access, you can sign up and take a look at any time – indeed, if you come across any research terms or ideas that you are unfamiliar with during your time on the programme, SOCRMx would be a good place to find out more about research methods.
If you’ve signed up recently, you can find the first welcome email here.
Hello, and happy new year.
You can access your Spring semester course from the list in the left hand column. The semester starts on Monday 15 January, but your course leaders will have already been in touch with you.
We’re delighted to welcome a new intake of students from all over the world. We hope you enjoy IDEL; there will be plenty of encouragement from people who have done it already. Some of them are still tweeting about it – #mscidel – and you’ll see some people popping up in this Digital Education Hub too. This is your space; if you want to share any news or ideas, feel free to use it.
As always, drop me a line if you have any questions or worries.
Image: Flickr bryan birdwell (CC BY N-C 2.0) https://www.flickr.com/photos/thebirdwells/2721654446
A warm welcome to new and existing students exploring the Digital Education Hub and other spaces before semester starts on 15 January 2018. Remember, this is a space you can post to as well, if you have any news or ideas to share.
For those who are just finishing a course, we hope you’re looking forward to a well-deserved break at the end of a busy semester (though we know there is still work going on with assignments and dissertations).
The handbooks for next semester’s courses are now available from the link to the left of this page. There will be an updated Programme Handbook for January too; I am just waiting for the final pieces of information for this.
Finally, if you have enjoyed one of this semester’s courses, you might want to nominate it or a teacher for a teaching award. You can also nominate a personal tutor or dissertation supervisor. The Edinburgh University Students Association (EUSA) organise this scheme and nominations need to be in by 18 February. For further information, see:
Image: Windows Open Simultaneously – By Robert Delaunay (Tate Modern, London) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
as some of us struggle producing multimodal artefacts and have difficulties approaching creativity, I have produced this little(!) video with five absolutely simple tipps on how you can make it easy on yourself. I hope you’ll find it helpful. If so, please share. Comments are always very welcome! And thanks loads to Noreen Dunnett for inspiring me to do it!
(If I should have posted this somewhere else, please let me onow if I violated out netiquette!)
Join us at the virtual graduation ceremony
On 29 November at 3pm UK time, we will be holding a synchronous virtual graduation ceremony. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of your peers on the programme along with members of the Digital Education teaching team. The ceremony will take place at the same time as the Edinburgh ceremony, which we will watch in livestream form while we chat. Everyone will see the graduates (virtual and in Edinburgh) and hear their names being called, and it’s always a really happy time. If you would like to join us, please email Jen or Angie to get details of where to find us on the day!
firstname.lastname@example.org or Angela.Hunter@ed.ac.uk
Join us on one of next semester’s courses
Continuing students should by now have received an email from me with an invitation to select an option for next semester. The options are:
- Digital education in global context
- Digital education: strategy and policy
- Introduction to digital game-based learning
- Introduction to social research methods (this will not be running in September 2018 but will be back in January 2019)
- Wider themes in digital education (available to those who have already completed 60 credits – i.e. IDEL and at least one other course)
Sign up using the Course enrolment form link in the left column or directly at our MSc Digital Education Moodle site https://www.moodle.is.ed.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=131. It is best to be enrolled in EASE before using these links.
Image: McEwan Hall refurbished
By Grousebeater2 – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=59740643