Edinburgh Futures Institute

This year I’m going to be quite heavily involved with the new Edinburgh Futures Institute, which will be doing new kinds of interdisciplinary research to tackle complex societal problems, bring the social sciences and humanities to bear on data science, and...

Teaching this semester: Digital Futures for Learning

I’m looking forward to this semester’s teaching on our MSc in Digital Education – between now and Christmas I will be co-tutoring with the brilliant Jen Ross on the Digital Futures for Learning Course, which takes an ‘open curriculum’...

New project: Research for Emergency Aftershock Response

I’m delighted to be part of an exciting new project led by colleagues Mark Naylor and John McCloskey in the School of Geosciences. Research for Emergency Aftershock Response is aiming to develop methods for getting information and support quickly to earthquake...

A new web site for the MSc in Digital Education

We’re proud to have a new web site for our Masters programme: in particular, we’ve worked hard with our students to pull together a showcase of outstanding student work, and also to highlight the terrific video produced by James Lamb for our 2016 Manifesto...

Travels and talks coming up

I’m looking forward to some research trips and talks in the next few months. In September I’m travelling to the University of¬†Guadalajara, Mexico to talk about the work we are doing in multimodal assessment and critical approaches to teacher automation....