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​​​DLTE: Department of Learning and Teaching EnhancementNew to teaching at Edinburgh Napier University?​​


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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, but if you need further support, please don't hesitate to reach out to your school's Head of Learning & Teaching (HoLT) or DLTE@napier.ac.uk​.


​1. Postgraduate CPD

 Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Supporting Learning 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 is a dynamic, innovative programme designed to enable your applied, professional learning. It provides you with the opportunity to develop your knowledge and professional practice with your peers at this stage of your career in Higher Education​

Once you have completed your PgCert, you may want to upskill specifically related to blended and online learning.

Blended and Online Education (MSc/PgDip/PgCert)
This is a part-time, fully online programme that provides participants with practical opportunities to develop, implement and critically evaluate the use of technology for open and inclusive learning and teaching practices. Students may be lecturers, course developers, or other professionals who work in a teaching or teaching and learning related role in FE, HE or staff development.​ Watch the promotional video clip​.

2.​ ENhance Curriculum Enhancement Framework.

This is the backbone of all module and programme provision at ENU. This serves to not only inform how we enhance our provision, but to acknowledge and share the great work already taking place across the university. 

One of the themes of ENhance is Inclusion, and i​s supported with our QAA-funded Anti-Racist Curricula narrative artefact, developed in collaboration with students, including those who built the resource and those who shared their experiences which served as the basis of the narrative. This project led to a shortlisting for a sparqs Student Engagement Award for the two students who built the resource. You can find this resource and others in our Intercultural Communication page​.

3. 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.


4. DLTE events
Keep up to date with all the events that DLTE offer throughout the academic year, Learning & Teaching ENssentials webinars and ​Assessment Workshops, to the annual learning and teaching staff conference.


5. In at the Deep End
An excellent resource for those who are teaching at a higher education institution for the first time.


6. 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.


7. DLTE Weekly Roundup

This is our main, weekly communication to keep you updated of all that's going on in DLTE and other information relating to Learning, Teaching & Assessment, such as QAA updates, Centre for Higher Education Research and so on. You should already receive this as it is sent to colleagues in all schools and many professional services, but if you think you're missing this and would like to receive it, email DLTE@napier.ac.uk​ and ask to be added to the email list. 


8. 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.


9. 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’.


10. 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.


11. 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 Adam Satur, Engagement Officer​​​​​​


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