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Our 2021 Centre report

Our 2021 Centre report

Our annual report covering our work during 2020-2021 is out: we are proud of all we’ve done through the pandemic time.

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UNA Europa Future University Lab

UNA Europa Future University Lab

Since Brexit it’s obviously more important than ever to us to keep our connections with our friends and partners in European universities. Michael Gallagher and I have been working as Edinburgh leads on a UNA Europa programme of work called the Future UniLab, tasked with conceptualising a preferable future for Europe’s universities.

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Falling Walls nomination for Berlin Science Week

Falling Walls nomination for Berlin Science Week

I didn’t win but was happy with my pitch, which made the point that resilient digital education futures are often assumed to be driven by the imaginaries of AI, personalisation and automation, but are in fact far more dependent on the creativity and conviction of faculty and students.

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Manifesto seminar videos

Manifesto seminar videos

Those of us in the author team of the Manifesto for Teaching Online gave a series of short seminars during September 2020 to launch our new book of the manifesto. This is my talk on the concept of 'campus envy', and you can catch up with the whole series here.

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Our Centre report 2020 is out

Our Centre report 2020 is out

We have just published our research centre report for the last year. It celebrates our collective output, our projects and our amazing people. A new visualisation from our graphic designer, peakfifteen, details our global reach over the last year and celebrates the diversity of our students.

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Edinburgh University learning and teaching conference keynote 2020

Edinburgh University learning and teaching conference keynote 2020

My talk discussed the Near Future Teaching project we ran here at Edinburgh between 2017-19. This project took on the task of trying to find ways to collectively imagine desirable futures for teaching in our own university, express the values that underpin these futures, and work toward their confident articulation.

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