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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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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Principles of creating effective digital content

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Learn how to engage your digital audiences through good practice in writing and structuring information for digital platforms. You will find out how to get your critical information noticed, make your content more accessible, improve your search engine rankings and meet data protection legislation. 60 minutes.

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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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