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Goodbye TREE

It’s sad to close a service, especially one that you were involved in developing – but it is also a chance to reflect on what was learned from the process. TREE was conceived in 2014, when our website was still using the somewhat clunky Polopoly content management system (CMS). The …

Celebrating the Diversity of EDE team

Today is the National Day of action for the 1 Day Without Us campaign, celebrating the contribution that our international colleagues and friends make to the UK. So I just want to take a moment to celebrate the diversity of the team we have in Educational Design and Engagement. We …

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What I did in my holidays…Become a Manager with Lynda.com

Since summer 2016 the University of Edinburgh has provided a licence to Lynda.com online courses for staff and students. I spent some time in my Christmas break looking at this. I had already started to explore Lynda.com, watching several videos and completing the course ‘Learning with Lynda.com‘ which I’d recommend …

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Information Security Awareness

Stephanie (Charlie) Farley – Open Education Resource Advisor for EDE Last week was Information Security Awareness Week at The University of Edinburgh. At the main event for the week ‘Treat it like Treasure’ we heard from three speakers working in information security present their own perspective on day to day information security threats …

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Not going to #ALTC 2016

I was very excited about attending ALT C this year, I’d registered, booked accommodation and travel, but a last minute family emergency meant I was unable to go. I was disappointed but knew that some of the sessions would be live streamed – so as I’d already blocked out my …

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Playful Learning – Failure and Forfeit

Stephanie (Charlie) Farley – Open Education Resource Advisor for EDE.  Last month I had the pleasure of attending the Playful Learning conference in Manchester. The conference was pitched as an “intersection of learning and play for adults” with the purpose of providing “a space where teachers, researchers and students could …

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