Thursday, 18 June 2020

Fwd: New Dates for 2020 UNISA HETL Conference in South Africa

Register now for the 2020 International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference in South Africa:


Saturday, 6 June 2020

Fwd: Teaching with Wikipedia - Wed 10 June 12-1pm BST

Teaching with Wikipedia: Event for Course Leaders 
Wed, 10 Jun 2020 12:00 - 13:00 BST 

This online event is open to all and will showcase best practice for any educator looking at using Wikipedia in education. 

"Knowledge creates understanding – understanding is sorely lacking in today's world."
Katherine Maher, Executive Director Wikimedia Foundation.

Too often Wikipedia is framed as something to be avoided, to be "consumed at your peril". At the University of Edinburgh we flip this on its head, and see Wikipedia as learning technology, reimagining it away from something passively consumed to something our staff and students can positively contribute to, to improve global understanding on the most public of digital platforms as active & engaged digital citizens, and gain a lot from the teaching & learning experience as a result.

Demystifying the process behind such assignments, attendees will learn about events & assignments conducted over the last 5 years at the University of Edinburgh and best practice across the UK as well as have the opportunity to find out more about how assignments can be conducted in their own field.

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Friday, 5 June 2020

Fwd: CDE Webinar - 23 June - Jumping Online - Sustaining Quality Learning

You are invited to the second University of London Centre for Distance Education webinar, designed to support the move to online during the pandemic. It is taking place on Tuesday 23rd June, 11.30-12.30

Here is a report of the first CDE Webinar, on  what we have learned so far

The quality of the student experience in online learning is of critical importance. How well does our management of quality in learning and teaching in campus-based programmes transfer into the online mode? What new concepts and practices do we need to develop to ensure our students learn effectively and engage fully with their programmes of study as we move into our autumn terms?

The webinar will be led by two CDE fellows, J Simon Rofe, Academic Head of Digital Learning at SOAS University of London and Jonathan San Diego, Lecturer in Technology & Health Informatics Education and Director of the iTEL Hub at Kings College, London and by Diana Laurillard, Professor of Learning with Digital Technologies, UCL Knowledge Lab.

More details are available on the CDE Events Page.

There is no need to register, but please note the date and time for your diary. The webinar will be open to all who wish to participate. We will send the webinar link and joining instructions a couple of days prior to the event.

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Thursday, 4 June 2020

Fwd: UKCISA free online events: International Student Mental Health


International Student Mental Health: Online Events 9-11 June 2020


Next week, 9-11 June 2020, UKCISA are running a series of online sessions on International Student Mental Health including a session by Dr Heather Gray and Dr Shiv Shanmugam from Glasgow Caledonian University who will present on research that they have carried out in Scotland on student mental wellbeing and the curriculum. This is of interest to all staff supporting international students through their studies in the UK, and particularly useful for staff who wish to consider how best to adapt academic programmes (face to face and online during the Covid-19 Crisis) to ensure positive student mental wellbeing.


Events run over the three days and include:

·         an outline of the Student Minds Mental Health Charter, recently updated to address Covid-19, 

·         a lively panel discussion including the OfS  and the OfS Challenge Project on International Student Mental Health,

·         a session for FE staff

·         an in-depth interview with an international student studying Global Mental Health who has great advice for institutions on how to engage international students from different cultures with mental health support.


For full details and to book to attend, go to the UKCISA website


We recently also ran a session on supporting PhD students and supervisors' mental health (a research project with Sheffield University, Glasgow University, Heriot Watt and Glasgow Caledonian) which you can watch on our website (just create a log in if you haven't used the members area of the UKCISA website before) .