Past Scholarship Projects



  • Understanding factors, breakdowns and breakthroughs in simultaneous hybrid learning spaces. Project lead: Dr Khristin Fabian (UHI Perth)
  • The place of videoconferencing within Hybrid-Flexible Education at the University of the Highlands and Islands. Project lead: Dr Simon Clarke, (UHI Shetland)
  • A-B-Tree: The Gaelic Tree Alphabet as a structure for interdisciplinary learning. Project lead: Dr Mandy Haggith (UHI Inverness)


  • A mixed-method analysis of student perceptions and attainment when empowering students to act as co-creators in their learning by means of a flexible assessment menu. Project lead: Shari Kane (UHI Perth)
  • Reflective Practice at UHI Project lead: Dr Rob Bray (UHI Argyll): Sumary (PDF) | Published paper
  • Off campus learning and teaching by video conference. Project lead: Dr Simon Clarke (UHI Shetland)




  • Exploring the potential of digital connectivity for professional learners in rural areas: Comparing the experiences of professionals based in education, health and business. Project lead: Helen Coker (Inverness College UHI): Published paper
  • Putting design into Practice? Investigating the relationship between digital skills and blended learning standards. Project lead: Khristin Fabian (Perth College UHI): Summary (PDF)| Published paper | LTA Connect webinar
  • The use of screen capture software to deliver individual, formative feedback at Argyll College UHI. Project lead: Susannah Wilson (Argyll College UHI): Summary. Highly commended at the CDN Awards 2019 (Digital Learning Award) | LTA Connect webinar
Pre-2017 content




  • If you don't ask you don’t get: A user evaluation of virtual learning environments. Emma Clayes, Khristin Fabian, Paul Oliver (Perth College UHI)


  • Developing an affective online persona: The nature of authentic practice through online learning and teaching in a Scottish HEI. Alice Mongiello and Kathleen Murray (Inverness College UHI)
  • Learning analytics at the University of the Highlands and Islands. Marie-Lise Schläppy (North Highland College UHI)
  • Adopting research-based case-studies to foster transferable skills and attributes (TSA). Annabel Baker and Robert Boyd (Perth College UHI)
  • The Journey from Further Education to University: an exploration of learner experiences and expectations. Patrick O’Donnell and Kyle Smith (Perth College UHI): Published paper


  • Investigating and benchmarking best practice in online learning and teaching at the university. Donna Heddle (Orkney College UHI) and Andrew Jennings (Shetland College UHI): Summary (PDF)
  • Mindset training and CSI intervention: Their effects on academic achievement, mindset development and student satisfaction. Emma Clayes, Irene Lawrie and Norman Wilson (Perth College UHI): Full report (PDF)
  • Curriculum for Excellence: A qualitative enquiry into staff perceptions of a Scottish Educational Initiative. Nick Taylor and Julia Moreland (Moray College UHI): Summary (PDF)
  • Student perception of learning by video conference. Simon Clarke (Shetland College UHI): Full report (PDF) | Published paper


  •  An investigation into blended learning at the university, its uses and effectiveness. Simon Clarke (Shetland College UHI), Sue Engstrand (Moray College UHI), Eddie Graham (Lews Castle College UHI), John Howe (SAMS UHI), Elsa Panciroli (student): Summary (PDF) | Published paper
  • Research into how Curriculum for Excellence principles have been embedded within the activities of the Early Education and Childcare subject area at Perth College UHI. Hannah Bell, Lesley Connaghan, Collen Maclean (Perth College UHI): Summary (PDF)