New Geographies of Learning: postcards from our study spaces

For those of you who don’t already know, the New Geographies of Learning project team within the MSc in E-Learning has set out to explore the nature of place and institution for distance learners. Essentially, we are considering what it means to be a student at Edinburgh who is not in Edinburgh, and what insight this gives us into learning design for high quality distance programmes.  This project has caught the imagination of others in higher education and we have been asked to share our work at a series of upcoming conferences.

We would like to invite you to be a part of this exciting project as it continues to evolve.

Following an earlier request, we have already received some fantastic ‘postcards’ sent from the different spaces from where members of the MSc community engage with the E-Learning course. These first participants submitted an image and soundclip which we have then made into a short video and attached to our interactive class map.

For those of you who haven’t already participated, we would love you to send your own postcard by submitting a few bits of information into our dropbox on the project website. You don’t need to prepare a video – we will put that together using the image and sound you send us. If you have a difficulty submitting a postcard using the dropbox we’ll be happy to receive the same information by e-mail at  

Many thanks to all those that contributed so far and we look forward to seeing the class map evolve as we receive more postcards!

James Lamb and Michael Gallagher (on behalf of the Research Team)


4 thoughts on “New Geographies of Learning: postcards from our study spaces”

  1. These are so great! For some reason though I can only see Clara’s when using google chrome. When using firefox I can see them all. Might just be me, but might be worth checking out.

  2. Thanks for the feedback Anna. We had a conversation about the Chrome problem this very morning and are about to try and rectify it.

    The videos work on Firefox, Safari and the version of IE I’m using, however we’ll need to work out home to make it work with Chrome.

    Meanwhile, glad you enjoyed the map and thanks for participating.

  3. I’ve just had a go at viewing via Chrome – actually couldn’t see any that way that I tried to look at – so logged on here and saw Anna’s feedback and tried IE – all fine! Really great to see them all and will have a go myself if not too late.

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