The University of the Highlands and Islands
(Scottish Gaelic: Oilthigh na Gàidhealtachd agus nan Eilean) is the United Kingdom’s leading integrated university, encompassing further and higher education. It aims to have a transformational impact on the prospects of its region, its economy, its people and its communities.
With its executive office in Inverness, the university offers a diverse range of courses, including courses that take advantage of the region's unique environment, landscape and culture. Nearly 8000 students are on undergraduate and postgraduate courses and 33,000 students are following other further education programmes.
UHI delivers a wider scale of curriculum levels by a broader range of delivery methods than many UK universities. This environment has enabled a rich tradition of educational innovation to evolve.
The university is at the forefront of distance learning providers, utilising some of the best online learning technologies that allow students to study from home, work, remote locations or wherever they are in the world. Supported by the Educational Development Unit, the university’s Learning and Teaching Academy (LTA) is the locus for a range of activities that drive pedagogic innovation and excellence, and develop pedagogic research activity within university.
Role in AToM project:
provide online pedagogical expertise to project partners and Digital Connextions, the software developers
work with other partner universities during module development to ensure effective content delivery
contribute to the provision of generic content for the modules including academic study skills and employability skills
develop subject-specific content for the AToM module for the Master's in Education
develop subject-specific content for the AToM module for the Master's in Leadership and Management.