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Elements that go into our learning materials

Learning and teaching design

Learning materials are designed with consideration of how students learn and how topics are best structured so that the students get the most out of the materials. EDU has developed learning and teaching models to help tutors explore possibilities and identify what they want to accomplish through their teaching. We use a mix of media types such as video, audio, animations, images, diagrams and web apps. Our learning materials encourage students to assimilate their knowledge of a subject whilst developing skills such as reflection, problem solving and collaboration.

Research

Our products and services are underpinned by sound learning and teaching principles. These principles are supported by current academic and research activity and the UHI Learning and Teaching Academy.

Technology

Staff and students can access and interact with learning materials via virtual learning environments, virtual classrooms, web and video conferencing. They can also use mobile devices such as mobile phones, tablet computers and ebook readers to access learning materials.

Accessibility, Compliance, Operability, Compatibility

The learning materials produced by EDU are compliant with current Accessibility, Compliance, Operability, Compatibility standards and adhere to the UHI Blended Learning Standards.

Student and employer input

Our learning materials also benefit from input in the form of student or staff feedback at various stages in projects and if relevant, external employer input through employer engagement events to view materials or direct collaboration with project teams.

Evaluation and testing

EDU learning materials are peer evaluated during development and post development, materials are user tested on staff and students to ensure they fulfil their intended purpose.