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Manifesto for teaching online

27 February 2012: New manifesto web site

In order to provide an interactive space in which to discuss and share content relating to the manifesto, we've created a separate web site at http://onlineteachingmanifesto.wordpress.com/ .

24 February 2012: Manifesto in the news

We spent some time this week tweeting the manifesto in honour of the University's first "Innovative Learning Week", and were delighted to have a chance to correspond with Steve Kolowich, a journalist from the online Inside Higher Ed magazine. Steve's article appeared this morning, and we're really enjoying the opportunity it's giving us to correspond with fellow-academics in the US. The article is online.

1 November 2011: Introducing the Manifesto for Teaching Online

manifesto for teaching online

See or download the manifesto in PDF format

Read more about the manifesto

17 November 2010:

Roundtable AimsThe project hosted a second innovative assessment roundtable on 9 November 2010, following on from a fascinating event on 7 May, which was chaired by VP Dai Hounsell. These roundtables have been on the theme of assessing multimodal texts, and have brought together colleagues from cultural studies, geosciences, biology, sociology, fine art, divinity, veterinary studies, Chinese studies, informatics, film studies and education to share and discuss practices and make cross-disciplinary connections. The events have been a great success, and we hope to hold a third roundtable in the Spring.


8 April 2010:

On Friday 7 May, 2010, we are hosting an innovative assessment roundtable on the theme of "assessing multimodal texts". Vice Principal Dai Hounsell is going to chair this invitation-only event, and we're asking invitees to come with an example of a multimodal assignment they think poses interesting challenges in relation to assessment.

Here's the event leaflet (PDF)

If you are interested in being invited or would like more information, email jen.ross@ed.ac.uk


SWOP poster5 March 2010:

The poster we made for the 7th annual Enhancement Themes Conference is available to download now (PDF format). The poster is on the theme of "innovative assessment of digital writing".

5 January 2010:

The second semester's postgraduate research associates have been appointed: these are Sue Grundy, Marie Kendall, Emma King and Nicola King.

We have also had a poster accepted for the 7th annual Enhancement Themes Conference in Edinburgh on 2 and 3 March 2010, and Jen and Clara will be there to discuss the project.

9 October 2009:

Jen and Siân will be talking about the project on Wednesday 24 February 2010 as part of a School of Education seminar series: "Seminars on Research into Teaching and Learning in Edinburgh University". The title of our talk will be 'Researching teaching using virtual ethnography'. 12.30 till 2pm in the seminar room in Simon Laurie House, School of Education. All are welcome. For further information, contact Lindsay Paterson in the School of Education.

8 September 2009:

The first semester's postgraduate research associates have been appointed: these are Silvana di Gregorio, Michael Gallagher, Jeremy Knox and Marie Leadbetter.



updated 27 February 2012

contact jen.ross@ed.ac.uk for more information