Digital Education Week

Monday 21 - Friday 25 January 2019: A week of activities exploring digital education.

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Webinars, workshops, drop in sessions and panel discussions

  • Exploring current and emerging technology for learning and teaching
  • External and internal speakers
  • Organised by the Learning and Teaching Academy (LTA) in collaboration with the Educational Development Unit (EDU), Learning Information Services (LIS) and STEM Hub
  • #UHIDigitalEducation

Programme

Face to face and remote access events are happening throughout the week.

Monday 21 January

Monday 21 January

All Day: Learning Lab: Technology drop-in day

An Lochran Learning Lab

The learning lab at An Lòchran, Inverness Campus, is an adaptable space designed to support a range of pedagogic research and development activities.  Drop in to see the technology that is available to book with the Lab for pedagogic research and development activities, and for education-related workshops and events.

For more information and to book

13:00 - 14:00: Using Social Media in Teaching and Research

Lunchtime Webinar: Keith Smyth, The Learning and Teaching Academy, Executive Office UHI

This interactive webinar will provide an introduction to the use of social media in teaching and research. The session will begin by exploring the idea of ‘digital scholarship’, or how we can use online digital media and networks to engage in the sharing and development of academic knowledge. After briefly exploring what digital scholarship is, and the range of things it can involve, the workshop will then look at how we can harness social media and online networks to develop our own educational practice; engage students in co-creative pedagogic approaches; share good practice with others; and increase engagement with our own scholarly and research outputs. Drawing upon a range of practical examples, a key aim of the webinar is for participants to identify at least one way in which they could benefit from engaging (or further engaging) in digital scholarship activity. The session will conclude by looking at the support available to colleagues who may want to take the ideas explored in the webinar further.

For more information and to book

Joining link for remote access: https://eu.bbcollab.com/collab/ui/session/guest/E5FE4CDC3882770AEA1A93F2EAED6264 

Open to university colleagues and external participants: email lta@uhi.ac.uk for more information

15:00 - 16:00: DoOO: Something Terrific

An Lochran Lecture Theatre with the option to join through Video Conference


Liz Hudson from the university’s EDU team will introduce the philosophy and application of Domain of One’s Own (DoOO), which gives students and faculty their own domain names and hosted web spaces, in lieu of institutionally-controlled platforms and tools. The session will explore exciting ways to develop digital and information literacy using the tools and technologies encountered beyond the physical, virtual and conceptual walls of the University.

For more information and to book

Dial in code for remote access: 58515 or 58515@uhi.ac.uk (when joining using Cisco Webex Teams)

Open to university colleagues and external participants: email lta@uhi.ac.uk for more information

Tuesday 22 January

Tuesday 22 January

10:00 - 12:00: An Lochran Lecture Theatre: Women's Network with Dr Louise Drumm

An Lochran Learning Lab with the option to join through webinar

This coincides with the second meeting of 2018-19 Academic Year for the UHI Women's Network and so events are themed around women in technology.  Presented by Dr Louise Drumm, Senior Lecturer in Learning, Teaching and Professional Developing at the University of Greenwich.  Her PhD, from Glasgow Caledonian University, was on the use of technology in teaching in higher education.

 

Joining link for remote access: https://eu.bbcollab.com/collab/ui/session/guest/E5FE4CDC3882770AEA1A93F2EAED6264 

Open to university colleagues

 

12:00 - 13:00: Access to Masters (AToM) Project

An Lochran Lecture Theatre Lab with option to join through Video Conference

Tara Morrison, Inverness College UHI and Gareth Davies, Lews Castle UHI will present on the AToM Project.  The AToM project has developed a platform that allows candidates to assess their suitability for their selected masters programme and where required provides them with self study resources to help them prepare prior to their application.

For more information and to book

 

Dial in code for remote access: 58515 or 58515@uhi.ac.uk (when joining using Cisco Webex Teams)

Open to university colleagues

14:00 to 15:00: Using Lynda.com for Learning and Teaching

Lunchtime webinar

In this session, Simon Howson-Baggott from LinkedIn, will show staff and academics how to maximise use from the Lynda.com platform including finding relevant material using the search function and new course release blog, pulling together material into playlists for specific audiences and then how to best recommend and/or assign content to user groups.

Fore more information and to book

 

Joining link for remote access: https://eu.bbcollab.com/collab/ui/session/guest/E5FE4CDC3882770AEA1A93F2EAED6264 

Open to university colleagues and external participants: email lta@uhi.ac.uk for more information

 

15:00 - 16:00: Benchmarks for the use of technology in learning and teaching

An Lochran Learning Lab with option to join through Video Conference

In this session, Keith Smyth, Professor of Pedagogy at the university will lead an exploration of established models and frameworks for the design, development and implementation of technology-enhanced approaches to learning, teaching and assessment.

For more information and to book

 

Dial in code for remote access: 58515 or 58515@uhi.ac.uk (when joining using Cisco Webex Teams)

Open to university colleagues and external participants: email lta@uhi.ac.uk for more information

Wednesday 23 January

Wednesday 23 January

10:00 to 11:00: The eTIPS project

An Lòchran Learning Lab or video conference

Join Jacky MacMillan, head of the Educational Development Unit (EDU) to hear about the eTIPS project.  This project was funded by Jisc as part of the ‘institution as e-textbook publisher’ project, more information can be found on the here.

 

For more information and to book

Dial in code for remote access: 58515 or 58515@uhi.ac.uk (when joining using Cisco Webex Teams)

Open to university colleagues

11:00 to 12:35: The Educational Development Unit (EDU) Lightning Talks

An Lochran Lecture Theatre or video conference

Join members of the EDU team to hear about the work they have been involved in.

For more information and to book

 

Dial in code for remote access: 58515 or 58515@uhi.ac.uk (when joining using Cisco Webex Teams)

Open to university colleagues

11:30 to 12:30: Jisc: Inspiring you

Webinar: Andrew Stalker, Jisc Account Manager (Scotland)

Jisc are a membership organisation, providing digital solutions for UK education and research. We provide UK universities and colleges with shared digital infrastructure and services, such as the superfast Janet Network, e-resources, guides and advice. This session is designed to highlight some of these services that are already available to you as members of Jisc.

 

Joining link for remote access: https://eu.bbcollab.com/collab/ui/session/guest/E5FE4CDC3882770AEA1A93F2EAED6264 

Open to university colleagues and external participants: email lta@uhi.ac.uk for more information

14:00 to 16:00: Gamification for Learning and Teaching

An Lochran Learning Lab: Workshop: Gamification in teaching, Vasilis Louca, University of Aberdeen

Dr Vasilis Louca from the University of Aberdeen will explore findings from his study investigating the impact of the introduction of game-based approaches in a level 3 undergraduate biology course. Dr Louca will then facilitate an interactive session, followed by a discussion on gamification practices in teaching.

For more information and to book

 

Dial in code for remote access: 58515 or 58515@uhi.ac.uk (when joining using Cisco Webex Teams)

Open to university colleagues

Thursday 24 January

Thursday 24 January

11:00 to 12:00: Digital Education and the lessons learned from eTIPS project

An Lochran Learning Lab or Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Professor Frank Rennie, Professor of Sustainable Rural Development at the University of the Highlands and Islands, will talk about digital education and the contribution that the eTIPS project could make from the lessons learned through the project

For more information and to book

 

Joining link for remote access: https://eu.bbcollab.com/collab/ui/session/guest/E5FE4CDC3882770AEA1A93F2EAED6264 

Open to university colleagues and external participants: email lta@uhi.ac.uk for more information

 14:00 to 15:00: Brightspace Professional Development and Training Module: An introduction

Webinar, through Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

This webinar will provide a brief overview of the Brightspace Professional Development and Training Module.  It will include information on where the module fits into the wider programme of professional development and training, the learning objectives of the module and an overview of the structure of the learning content.  The session will be presented by Carolin Radtke and supported by Scott Connor and Ann Tilbury.

 

Joining link for remote access: https://eu.bbcollab.com/collab/ui/session/guest/E5FE4CDC3882770AEA1A93F2EAED6264 

Open to university colleagues

 

Friday 25 January

Friday 25 January

10:00 to 16:00:STEM Hub Technology Showcase

STEM Hub, An Lochran, Inverness Campus

The STEM technology Showcase is a drop in session where you can meet the University of the Highlands and Islands STEM Team and find out about our work. See how digital technology can be used to overcome challenges associated with teaching STEM subjects in remote and rural locations. Get hands on with the range of educational digital technology that we use in our sessions including but not limited to: Sphero SPRK+ Robots, Code-a-pillar the coding caterpillar, a range of child friendly coding devices such as Makey Makey and BBC Micro:Bits, 3D printers, Infra-Red cameras and much more. Learn about the STEM ambassador program and find out how you can get involved in promoting STEM within the community.

For more information and to book

13:30 to 14:30:Talis Aspire - Module Reading Lists

Lunchtime Webinar: Richard Hughes, Systems Librarian LIS

In the this session, Richard Hughes will provide an introduction to the new Module Reading List software, Talis Aspire, which replaced the Keylinks service in December 2018. More than just a list, Talis is an important teaching tool with benefits for lecturers, students and libraries.

Fore more information and to book

 

Joining link for remote access: https://eu.bbcollab.com/collab/ui/session/guest/E5FE4CDC3882770AEA1A93F2EAED6264 

Open to university colleagues