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Enhancing the Digital Experience

Education Futures supports the University to respond to the challenges and opportunities generated by advances in technology and pedagogy.

As a modern and adaptable University we have a unique opportunity to leverage these changes in a way that allows our graduates to, not just adapt, but to flourish, in this ever changing digital world. Education Futures do this by providing specialist advice and guidance on emerging trends and the potential impact on education, industry, and society.

The team support the University to plan, pilot, review, and implement, new ideas, approaches and technologies: enhancing learning, and developing our reputation for innovative learning and teaching, as well as our ability to adapt and respond to potential 'disruption'. In addition, the team also provide the ‘building blocks’ of digital education by providing a range of workshops and ‘how to’ for those who teach.

Education Futures Events

Education Futures will be offering a programme of training throughout the 19/20 academic session.  These will include drop-in sessions at each campus, Webex sessions and face to face workshops offered at different campuses. 

Please see dates below for upcoming training over the coming months.  Schools can also request these sessions at a time which suit the school’s delivery or bespoke sessions to match in with the school’s training requirements.

Sessions are bookable through the Education Futures intranet Page or by clicking on the "Book" link next to the event. If you have any queries please contact Education Futures.

Ayr Campus

  • 15/01/2020, UWS Baseline Support Workshop, 9.30am - 12.30pm. Book.
  • 15/01/2020, UWS Baseline - Moodle Support Drop-in, 1.30pm - 4:30pm. Book.
  • 04/02/2020, UWS Baseline Support Workshop, 1.30pm - 4:30pm. Book.
  • 04/02/2020, UWS Baseline - Moodle Support Drop-in, 9.30am - 12:30pm. Book.
  • 05/03/2020, UWS Baseline Support Workshop, 9:30am - 12:30pm. Book.
  • 05/03/2020, UWS Baseline - Moodle Support Drop-in, 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Book.
  • 10/03/2020, UWS Baseline Support Workshop, 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Book.
  • 10/03/2020, UWS Baseline - Moodle Support Drop-in, 9:30am - 12:30pm. Book.
  • 18/03/2020, UWS Baseline Support Workshop, 9:30am - 12:30pm. Book.
  • 18/03/2020, UWS Baseline - Moodle Support Drop-in, 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Book.
  • 26/03/2020, UWS Baseline Support Workshop, 9:30am - 12:30pm. Book.
  • 26/03/2020, UWS Baseline - Moodle Support Drop-in, 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Book.
  • 31/03/2020, UWS Baseline Support Workshop, 9:30am - 12:30pm. Book.

Previous Events

  • 08/04/19, Moodle Basics 1:00pm - 3:00pm.  Book.   
  • 17/04/19, What can you do with blended learning - online tutorials, 10:15am - 11:15am.  Book.
  • 13/05/19, Introduction to Digital Assessment, 10:15am - 11:00am.  Book.
  • 13/05/19, Drop-in, 12:00pm - 3:00pm, Atrium Cafeteria.
  • 22/05/19, Moodle Intermediate, 10:15am - 12:45pm.  Book.
  • 22/05/19, Drop-in, 1:00pm - 3:00pm, Atrium Cafeteria.
  • 14/08/19, Moodle Drop-in Clinic. Book.
  • 22/08/19, Moodle Drop-in Clinic. Book.
  • 27/08/19, Moodle Drop-in Clinic. Book.
  • 29/10/2019, UWS Baseline Support Workshop, 9:30am - 12:30pm. Book.
  • 29/10/2019, UWS Baseline - Moodle Support Drop-in, 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Book.
  • 29/10/2019, UWS Baseline Support Workshop, 9:30am - 12:30pm. Book.
  • 29/10/2019, UWS Baseline - Moodle Support Drop-in, 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Book.
  • 29/10/2019, UWS Baseline Support Workshop, 9:30am - 12:30pm. Book.
  • 29/10/2019, UWS Baseline - Moodle Support Drop-in, 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Book.
  • 29/10/2019, UWS Baseline Support Workshop, 9:30am - 12:30pm. Book.
  • 29/10/2019, UWS Baseline - Moodle Support Drop-in, 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Book.
  • 29/10/2019, UWS Baseline Support Workshop, 9:30am - 12:30pm. Book.
  • 29/10/2019, UWS Baseline - Moodle Support Drop-in, 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Book.

Sessions are bookable by clicking on the "Book" link next to the event.

 

Dumfries Campus

  • 11/03/2020, UWS Baseline Support Workshop, 10:00am - 1:00pm. Book.

  • 11/03/2020, UWS Baseline - Moodle Support Drop-in, 1:30am - 4:00pm. Book.

Previous sessions

  • 15/04/19, Drop-in, 10:30 - 12:30, E24 Dudgeon.
  • 15/04/19, Introduction to Digital Assessment, 1:15pm - 2:00pm.  Book.
  • 15/05/19, Moodle Refresher, 10:30am - 12:30pm.  Book.
  • 15/05/19, What can you do with blended learning - online tutorials, 1:15pm - 2:15pm.  Book.
  • 14/06/19, Moodle Basics, 10:30am - 12:30pm.  Book.
  • 14/06/19, Moodle Intermediate, 1:15pm - 2:45pm.  Book.
  • 14/08/19, Moodle drop-in clinic.  Book.
  • 14/11/2019, UWS Baseline Support Workshop, 10:00am - 1:00pm. Book.

  • 14/11/2019, UWS Baseline - Moodle Support Drop-in, 1:30am - 4:00pm. Book.

Sessions are bookable by clicking on the "Book" link next to the event.  

Lanarkshire Campus

  • 22/01/2020, UWS Baseline Support Workshop, 9:30am - 12:30pm. Book.

  • 22/01/2020, UWS Baseline - Moodle Support Drop-in, 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Book.

  • 27/02/2020, UWS Baseline Support Workshop, 9:30am - 12:30pm. Book.

  • 27/02/2020, UWS Baseline - Moodle Support Drop-in, 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Book.

  • 04/03/2020, UWS Baseline Support Workshop, 9:30am - 12:30pm. Book.

  • 04/03/2020, UWS Baseline - Moodle Support Drop-in, 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Book.

  • 12/03/2020, UWS Baseline Support Workshop, 9:30am - 12:30pm. Book.

  • 12/03/2020, UWS Baseline - Moodle Support Drop-in, 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Book.

  • 16/03/2020, UWS Baseline Support Workshop, 9:30am - 12:30pm. Book.

  • 16/03/2020, UWS Baseline - Moodle Support Drop-in, 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Book.

  • 27/03/2020, UWS Baseline Support Workshop, 9:30am - 12:30pm. Book.

  • 27/03/2020, UWS Baseline - Moodle Support Drop-in, 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Book.

  • 30/03/2020, UWS Baseline Support Workshop, 9:30am - 12:30pm. Book.

  • 30/03/2020, UWS Baseline - Moodle Support Drop-in, 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Book.

Previous Sessions

  • 05/04/19, Moodle Intermediate, 10:15am - 12:45pm.  Book.
  • 09/04/19, Introduction to digital assessment, 12:15pm -  1:00pm.  Book.
  • 24/06/19, Introduction to 360 degree capture, 9:00am - 10:00am.  Book.
  • 15/08/19, Moodle drop-in clinic. Book.
  • 21/08/19, Moodle drop-in clinic. Book.
  • 29/08/19, Moodle drop-in clinic. Book
  • 30/10/2019, UWS Baseline Support Workshop, 9:30am - 12:30pm. Book.

  • 30/10/2019, UWS Baseline - Moodle Support Drop-in, 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Book.

  • 07/11/2019, UWS Baseline Support Workshop, 9:30am - 12:30pm. Book.

  • 07/11/2019, UWS Baseline - Moodle Support Drop-in, 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Book.

  • 12/11/2019, UWS Baseline Support Workshop, 9:30am - 12:30pm. Book.

  • 12/11/2019, UWS Baseline - Moodle Support Drop-in, 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Book.

  • 25/11/2019, UWS Baseline Support Workshop, 9:30am - 12:30pm. Book.

  • 25/11/2019, UWS Baseline - Moodle Support Drop-in, 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Book.

  • 04/12/2019, UWS Baseline Support Workshop, 9:30am - 12:30pm. Book.

  • 04/12/2019, UWS Baseline - Moodle Support Drop-in, 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Book.

Sessions are bookable by clicking on the "Book" link next to the event.

London Campus (Webex Sessions)

These sessions are intended for staff in London campus, however they are open to staff from all campuses.

  • 21/01/2020, UWS Baseline Support Workshop, 9:30am - 12:30pm. Book.
  • 21/01/2020, UWS Baseline - Moodle Support Drop-in, 1.30pm - 4:30pm. Book.
  • 05/02/2020, UWS Baseline Support Workshop, 9:30am - 12:30pm. Book.
  • 05/02/2020, UWS Baseline - Moodle Support Drop-in, 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Book.

  • 06/03/2020, UWS Baseline Support Workshop, 9:30am - 12:30pm. Book.

  • 06/03/2020, UWS Baseline - Moodle Support Drop-in, 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Book.

  • 24/03/2020, UWS Baseline Support Workshop, 9:30am - 12:30pm. Book.

  • 24/03/2020, UWS Baseline - Moodle Support Drop-in, 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Book.

  • 03/04/2020, UWS Baseline Support Workshop, 9:30am - 12:30pm. Book.

  • 03/04/2020, UWS Baseline - Moodle Support Drop-in, 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Book.

Previous Sessions

  • 25/04/19, Introduction to digital assessment, 12:15pm - 1:00pm.  Book.
  • 14/08/19, Moodle drop-in clinic. Book.
  • 28/08/19, Moodle drop-in clinic. Book.
  • 01/11/2019, UWS Baseline - Moodle Support Drop-in, 9:30am - 12:30pm. Book.

  • 06/11/2019, UWS Baseline Support Workshop, 9:30am - 12:30pm. Book.
  • 06/11/2019, UWS Baseline - Moodle Support Drop-in, 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Book.

  • 26/11/2019, UWS Baseline Support Workshop, 9:30am - 12:30pm. Book.

  • 26/11/2019, UWS Baseline - Moodle Support Drop-in, 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Book.

  • 05/12/2019, UWS Baseline Support Workshop, 9:30am - 12:30pm. Book.

  • 05/12/2019, UWS Baseline - Moodle Support Drop-in, 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Book.

Sessions are bookable through the training portal by clicking on the "Book" link next to the event.

Paisley Campus

  • 14/01/2020, UWS Baseline Support Workshop, 9:30am - 12:30pm. Book.

  • 14/01/2020, UWS Baseline - Moodle Support Drop-in, 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Book.

  • 26/02/2020, UWS Baseline Support Workshop, 9:30am - 12:30pm. Book.

  • 26/02/2020, UWS Baseline - Moodle Support Drop-in, 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Book.

  • 03/03/2020, UWS Baseline Support Workshop, 9:30am - 12:30pm. Book.

  • 03/03/2020, UWS Baseline - Moodle Support Drop-in, 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Book.

  • 09/03/2020, UWS Baseline Support Workshop, 9:30am - 12:30pm. Book.

  • 09/03/2020, UWS Baseline - Moodle Support Drop-in, 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Book.

  • 20/03/2020, UWS Baseline Support Workshop, 9:30am - 12:30pm. Book.

  • 20/03/2020, UWS Baseline - Moodle Support Drop-in, 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Book.

  • 25/03/2020, UWS Baseline Support Workshop,9.30am - 12.30pm. Book.

  • 25/03/2020 UWS Baseline- Moodle Support Drop-in, 1.30pm - 4.30pm Book.

  • 02/04/2020,UWS Baseline - Moodle Support Workshop, 9:30am - 12:30pm. Book.

  • 02/04/2020, UWS Baseline Moodle Support Drop-in, 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Book.

Previous sessions:

  • 24/04/19, Introduction to online/blended learning, 10:15am - 11:15am.  Book.
  • 26/04/19, Introduction to digital assessment, 10:15 - 11:00am.  Book.
  • 08/05/19, Moodle Basics, 10:15am - 12:45pm.  Book.
  • 08/05/19, Moodle Refresher, 1:15pm - 2:45pm.  Book.
  • 03/06/19, Fujitsu Innovation Hub Orientation Day, 12:00pm - 2:00pm.  Book.
  • 06/06/19, Paisley TeachMeet, 4.30pm - 6.30pm.  Sign-up.
  • 07/06/19, Introduction to online/blended learning, 10:00am - 11:00pm.  Book.
  • 12/06/19, Fujitsu Innovation Hub Orientation Day, 12:00pm - 2:00pm.  Book.
  • 13/08/19, Moodle drop-in clinic. Book.
  • 20/08/19, Moodle drop-in clinic. Book.
  • 28/08/19, Moodle drop-in clinic. Book.
  • 31/10/2019, UWS Baseline Support Workshop, 9:30am - 12:30pm. Book.

  • 31/10/2019, UWS Baseline - Moodle Support Drop-in, 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Book.

  • 08/11/2019, UWS Baseline Support Workshop, 9:30am - 12:30pm. Book.

  • 08/11/2019, UWS Baseline - Moodle Support Drop-in, 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Book.

  • 15/11/2019, UWS Baseline Support Workshop, 9:30am - 12:30pm. Book.

  • 15/11/2019, UWS Baseline - Moodle Support Drop-in, 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Book.

  • 27/11/2019, UWS Baseline Support Workshop, 9:30am - 12:30pm. Book.

  • 27/11/2019, UWS Baseline - Moodle Support Drop-in, 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Book.

  • 03/12/2019, UWS Baseline Support Workshop, 9:30am - 12:30pm. Book.

  • 03/12/2019, UWS Baseline - Moodle Support Drop-in, 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Book.

Sessions are bookable through Eventbrite by clicking on the "Book" link next to the event.

Meet the Team

Education Futures is headed up by Lee Ballantyne, who has a wealth of experience in developing digital capabilities and supporting academic staff with digital learning design. Lee works across the University, across sectors, and with industry, on innovative projects to build capacity, develop our reputation, and generate new opportunities for collaboration. She is passionate about the potential of emerging technologies to transform learning and teaching, and is keen to develop our online learning provision to widen participation and embed digital skills.

Our Online Learning Specialist, Avril Edmond, provides specialist and professional guidance to support the University to design, develop, deliver and review its blended, online and distance learning. Avril has a particular interest in the use of technology to support online assessment and feedback practices, and researching emerging trends in this area.

Gordon Heggie, Senior Lecturer, a Senior Fellow of HEA, has a strong track record of leading transformation and change in learning and teaching and has the gained the reputation of being a champion for distinctive, innovative and inclusive approaches to student-centred learning. Gordon performs a key role ensuring students and staff have access to a contemporary, innovative and 'future-facing' learning landscape that is research-informed and evidence-based. In addition, to encouraging and supporting staff to embrace the opportunities offered by new leaning environments and emerging technologies, Gordon is currently leading the delivery of the Cert HE in Digital Learning Design.

Our Education Futures Specialist, Angela Tinney, is focused on horizon scanning and identifying emerging trends and the potential impact on education, and on society, to advise and support the University to plan, pilot, review, and implement new ideas, technologies, and approaches. Angela has been instrumental in supporting the transition to the new campus and has provided comprehensive support for lecturers on how to use the new technology-rich spaces, including how best to redesign learning and assessment to augment the physical and digital experience.

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