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Introduction to EDU

Welcome to the Educational Development Unit (EDU). We support learning at the University of the Highlands and Islands and beyond. We develop digital learning materials to meet the needs of modern learning where students join online; in the classroom; by videoconference or a mix of these. The materials help student collaboration, develop independent learners and enhance the learning experience.

The EDU can aid teaching and non- teaching staff by offering support and services that will help increase student satisfaction and student attainment within the university. This fits in with the UHI Strategic theme to “Utilise the university’s expertise in blended delivery, supported by pedagogical research, to meet the learning, teaching and support needs and expectations of a diverse student body, studying in a wide variety of locations and contexts.

Since EDU was established in April 2011 the team has developed 30 projects, created more than 540 resources and worked with over 400 staff. Evidence of our contribution to the university has been highlighted in the positive comments from staff and students.