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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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Launch of the new Digital Education research centre

Next month we are launching our new Centre, which will pull the research that we're doing here in the Digital Education group into something more formal and identifiable. The web site is still in development, but we have our logo and a date for the launch party so are...

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Our new MOOC with National Museums Scotland has launched

We have been working in partnership with colleagues at the National Museum of Scotland to develop a new MOOC on Victorian Photography. This 5-week course accompanies the major summer exhibition at NMS on Photography: A Victorian Sensation, and is the first MOOC the...

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Our new special issue: Critical approaches to open education

 Jeremy Knox, Jen Ross and I have been working on this special issue for a couple of years now, are thrilled to see it in press at last. We're very happy with the final collection, which features some cracking articles from Richard Edwards, Bonnie Stewart, Richard...

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