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Posthumanism: a navigation aid for educators

  Students and colleagues have often asked me for a brief introduction to what we mean by 'posthumanism', and the implications this body of thought has for education. So I was pleased when Anne Rohstock got in touch to ask if I could publish something in the new...

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Near Future Teaching: video edits

Dip in to see how our community at Edinburgh would like to see a sense of wonder, a focus on community, augmentation and ethical approaches to data included in how we think about our digital future.

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Near Future Teaching project

  I have a new project running this year, along with the wonderful Jennifer Williams, Michael Gallagher, Lucy Kendra and colleagues, which aims to 'design the future of digital education at Edinbugh'. Through a series of events, workshops, thinktanks and...

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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 develop a...

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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' approach to asking students to...

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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 struck...

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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 for...

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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. Automation is...

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New project to research Yik Yak

We have just received funding from the Edinburgh Principal's Award Scheme to research Yik Yak for understanding teaching, learning and assessment at the University of Edinburgh. Yik Yak is a location-based social media app, launched in 2013, which has quickly become...

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