Internet of (Teaching) Things

Dr Jeremy Knox of the Centre for Research in Digital Education and I conducted a Near Future Teaching session called Internet of (Teaching) Things. The purpose was to stimulate thinking around how IoT technology can be used to proactively build community or improve teaching or research practices using configurations of data being generated by the university itself. Most…

Learning Analytics: What has data ever done for me?

Friday saw a Future Teacher event at the Moray House School of Education on the subject of learning analytics and its role in the future of the university. Much promise, much potential, and lots of messy, but promising developments. The event was organised by Anne-Marie Scott of Learning, Teaching and Web Services, and the speakers were Dragan Gasevic, Yi-Shan Tsai, and Jeremy…

Blockchain: designing the future of value and credit

This session was delivered by Chris Speed and Kate Symons from the Centre for Design Informatics. Chris and Kate have made a fine art of the blockchain workshop they’ve developed to get people thinking creatively, and critically, about the implications of distributed ledger technology. Blockchain round 1! @NearFutureTeach pic.twitter.com/o7BqdhYWkn— Sian Bayne (@sbayne) October 27, 2017 Opening up the prospect of significant changes…

Future Fictions: writing our way to the future of teaching

Creative writing workshop on future teaching this afternoon, can’t wait! #dfled has already provided lots of inspiration 🖋 https://t.co/8Ip0OuJ2zi — Charlotte Rixten (@c_rixten) October 26, 2017 Future Fictions: @NearFutureTeach event today exploring future of teaching w/creative writing at @EdinburghUni https://t.co/ydPPRvMygT pic.twitter.com/8Dy8WmezgC — Michael Gallagher (@mseangallagher) October 26, 2017 This was a creative writing workshop on…

Digital and material design, the uCreate Studio, and Near Future Teaching

Hands-on the Future of Teaching | Near Future TeachingGet hands-on with 3D printing, virtual and augmented reality and more, discussing what technologies might be used in future classrooms at the University of Edinburgh, and discuss how our values can influence the decisions we make about technology for teaching.ed The Near Future Teaching project held a recent event…

What the future of teaching should look like: discussions with the BME Liberation Group at Edinburgh University

“You are kind of left in the wilderness to scurry around and find yourself.” Earlier this year, Anouk Lang, Near Futures Teaching project task group member and Lecturer in Digital Humanities, ran a discussion session with members of the Edinburgh University Students’ Association Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Liberation Group. This group, convened by Esme Allman, offers “a…

DIY Filmmaking at the University of Edinburgh: Imagining future teaching through a smartphone

Notes from a recent Near Future Teaching event at the University of Edinburgh Making Films & Video Art w/Smartphones, parallel to today's @NearFutureTeach event on DIY Filmmaking @EdinburghUni https://t.co/KXSAWMGtMC pic.twitter.com/R2u7uR2l9O— Michael Gallagher (@mseangallagher) October 5, 2017 I had been looking forward to the Near Future Teaching DIY Film School event since I first saw Stephen…