Building digital capability

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We know that digital capabilities are essential skills in helping us thrive both personally and professionally. This session will provide an opportunity to find out more about tools and resources that can help you to self-assess your digital capabilities, identify strengths and areas for further development, and access resources to help you develop further.

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How to design a course online using ABC

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In this workshop you will learn what is meant by ‘ABC’ and find out how this supports course design.

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Supporting CAHSS researchers through digital skills training: The CDCS example

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This 1-hour session will discuss the different aspects of the digital skills training that The Centre for Data, Culture & Society (CDCS) is currently offering, and the plans it has for the future.

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Transactional Distance: Moderating discussion boards to engage a community

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Transactional Distance can cause student experience, satisfaction, course engagement and completion to plummet according to varied research and work done at the University of Edinburgh. To find out more about how you can recognise and address this issue join our workshop. By the end of this session, you will understand the idea of transactional distance and create a more engaging experience for your student.

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How to write Intended Learning Outcomes

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In this workshop you will learn what is meant by an Intended Learning Outcome (ILO) and discover the essential qualities of a ‘well written’ ILO.

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How to Create an Online Course: Readability test

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Discover tools to help you successfully create an engaging online learning course that shows off your expertise.

In this interactive workshop, participants will be introduced to the How to Create an Online Course facilitated by the University’s Online Course Production Service. This workshop will serve as a taster for the short online course running in June 2021 on FutureLearn.

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ABC Learning Design Online

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An overview of the ABC Learning Design process, how we run workshops to design courses with both large and small teams, and the way these workshops now work online. We will share feedback from participants of the ABC LD Online process.

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Introduction to LinkedIn Learning

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LinkedIn Learning is the world’s leading online learning platform, providing users with access to over 250,000 videos and 15,000 courses in business, creative and technical skills. During this short webinar, you’ll learn more about the service including how to create your free account, search for content and share with others.

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Introduction to Collaborate Ultra

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This course provides a practical introduction to Blackboard Collaborate Ultra virtual meeting and classroom software and is aimed at staff who will be running Collaborate sessions.

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Developing your Digital Skills

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Do you want to update your digital skills but aren’t sure where to start?

This interactive online workshop is based on the University’s Digital Skills Framework, a tool to help staff and students evaluate their current levels of digital capability, reflect on development needs, plan their development path and find resources to help develop their skills.

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Accessibility tools for digital design

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This webinar is being presented by Emily Fraser, Design Director at 8 Million Stories, an Edinburgh based digital agency.

This short presentation will cover the basics of accessibility in digital design as well as outlining some useful ways to implement accessibility within the design process. The session will cover the use of tools such as Sketch and Figma and show how 8 Million Stories, as an agency, integrate this into their workflow.

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How to use persona to improve design of student & staff experience

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Learn what is meant by a persona and see how they can be applied in a design context.

During the session, you’ll build a simple persona for a given context and explore ways of using this to address accessibility and inclusion. 

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How to facilitate highly interactive online workshops

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Discover the essentials to enabling interaction online.

In this workshop we’ll explore how to select the appropriate tools for an activity, consider ways to cope when things don’t go to plan and learn how to plan timings.

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Code Dojo

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This three-hour information Code Dojo event is designed to get people together to work on a problem in teams, then talk about possible solutions. It’s suitable for beginners and more advanced programmers. 

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Hosting Online Events

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In this informal session, Lisa Otty (Centre for Data, Culture & Society) and Ben Fletcher-Watson (IASH) will share what they have learnt over the past year as they successfully moved their public events programmes online.  

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