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Educational Development Unit EDU Showcase

Welcome to the EDU showcase - click on the cards below for more information on this selection of our resources.

Information portal

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A staff support portal launched in 2017.

Interactive content

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A virtual menu for diabetes education.

Virtual landscape

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A virtual event based on real life situations.

Interactive images

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Interactive resources for the Equine PDA.

External projects

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NHS Highland blended learning programme.

Visual glossary

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A visual glossary of film shot types.

Student content

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An interactive map created with students.

Audio tutorials

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Learning resources with audio tutorials.

Visual quizzes

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Visual quizzes to support practical teaching.

Animated diagrams

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Animation mapping Earth's layers with seismic waves.

Work-based learning 

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Problem based learning resources.

Case study activities

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Resources for a 'flipped classroom' model.

Information portal


A staff support portal

Launched in 2017, the Support Portal was developed by the EDU to enhance the skills and confidence of staff in technology enhanced learning. Each topic can be accessed at any time, many are ‘bite-size’ and include a summary and estimated completion time. The resources work well for self-directed learning and as core learning content in a flipped-classroom approach.

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Interactive content


Diabetes education - virtual menu interaction

EDU worked with the UHI Diabetes team to develop an online version of the HEIDI diabetes workshop. These learning resources will be made accessible through mobile technology to those needing help managing their condition as part of a larger mobile health project with UHI, Open Brolly and RGU.

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Virtual landscape


Events management project

This virtual event was created to provide students on BA Events Management with activities and assessments based on authentic learning in real-life situations. The resource includes panoramic images of several locations around the site of a music festival in the Highlands, with additional video content from the tutor at some of the locations.

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Use of hotspots


Equine PDA

The aim of the Equine project was to produce attractive, interactive learning resources that would give consistency throughout the 3 units of the new PDA Competition Horse and the 3 units of the new PDA Breeding Horse.

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External projects


Supporting external organisations

The EDU designed, developed and delivered a 20 hour blended learning programme which aimed to introduce Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) to a multidisciplinary group of NHS Highland healthcare learners who have responsibility for supporting ongoing continuous professional development and work based education across a range of professional teams.

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Visual glossary


BA (Hons) Highland Film Making

Learning materials for the BA Hons Film Making encompassed the nature of visual arts and developed a visual glossary with a ‘drop down’ of further information on each image.

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Student generated content


Marine and coastal tourism

Staff and students from the BA (Hons) Marine and Coastal Tourism programme at West Highland College worked with the Educational Development Unit to create a rich media multi-layered interactive map.

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Audio tutorials


MSc Surveying

This project created interactive materials, including audio tutorials, for 7 modules of the MSc in Surveying for the Energy Industries.

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Visual quizzes


HNC Horticulture

These online resources include visual quizzes and support practical, land-based teaching to facilitate new methods of delivery across geographical boundaries in a traditional place based industry.

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Animated diagrams

Mapping Earth's layers with seismic waves

This animated content was developed to support the learning of students on the Geography degree programme.

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Work-based learning


Hopwood Business Project

The Educational Development Unit worked with Hopwood Hall College in Rochdale on a Jisc funded project to create problem based learning resources for work-based learning. All resources were released as Open Educational Resources under a Creative Commons Attribution licence and are currently available on Jorum.

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Case study activities


HNC Childhood Practice

These resources for the HN Childhood practice and HNC Social services networked programmes follow a flipped classroom model, with students being asked to work through online preparatory material in advance of interactive, face to face sessions with teaching staff.

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