New to teaching at Edinburgh Napier University?
Welcome to Edinburgh Napier University! The Department of Learning and Teaching Enhancement plays a key role in supporting and driving forward University strategy as it concerns learning and teaching. We would love you to explore our intranet pages - the relevance of each area will depend on your experience and role here at Edinburgh Napier. As a Starter for 10, we invite you to start with the following resources:
1. Postgraduate Certificate in Learning, Teaching and Assessment Practice in Higher Education
As a subject specialist, you're already well established in your discipline. However, teaching at higher education level requires a distinct collection of skills and knowledge. This programme aims to develop your engagement with the scholarship of learning and teaching and with the principles of student-centred higher education curriculum design, delivery and assessment. You’ll explore how people learn and investigate how assessment and feedback practice shapes learning.
2. ENroute: Professional Recognition Framework
Edinburgh Napier’s Professional Recognition Framework for staff involved in teaching and supporting learning, has been developed to support you in your journey towards Fellowship of AdvanceHE. It offers a choice of routes to help you develop and reflect on your practice and to make your claim for recognition.
3. DLTE events
Keep up to date with all the events that DLTE offer throughout the academic year, ranging from our popular ARISE lectures to the annual learning and teaching staff conference.
4. In at the Deep End
An excellent resource for those who are teaching at a higher education institution for the first time.
5. Quick Guides & Resources
DLTE have produced a series of resources that provide hints, tips and practical guidance on key aspects of learning and teaching practice. These will help refresh your thinking or spark ideas about possible approaches to take in your teaching.
6. Learning and Teaching Matters
Learning & Teaching Matters is a monthly eNewsletter produced by the Department of Learning & Teaching Enhancement. Academics currently on the Learning and Teaching Pathway are automatically included on the distribution list, however, the newsletter is open to anyone. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to opt in to the email distribution list.
7. Minimum Standards for Moodle
Moodle is Edinburgh Napier's secure online learning environment for supporting learning, teaching and assessment. The Minimum Standards are designed to guide you in creating a Moodle environment that is well considered, consistent and accessible to all students, and in so doing it provides you with the support to better manage your Moodle modules.
8. Fit to Sit
A student who attends, submits or participates in any form of assessment, is declaring him or herself to be in a position to do so and cannot subsequently claim that their performance was adversely affected by extenuating circumstances, thus declaring themselves ‘Fit to Sit’.
9. Personal Development Tutor (PDT) Toolkit
If you have been assigned as a PDT, this resource will provide many useful contacts and FAQs or it will simply signpost you in the right direction when looking for ways to support your students in any academic or personal issues they may be experiencing.
10. Programme Leadership
The resources available to all Programme Leaders here at Edinburgh Napier (both the Operational Checklist and the Resources Moodle Site) have been developed to support and enhance this important academic leadership role, providing the opportunity to make a positive difference to your students' experience.
If you have feedback for us, or if you think some information is missing from our intranet pages, please contact Sarah Murray, Publications Officer