Near Future Teaching Think Tank: Vets

On 18 January 2018, we were delighted to welcome 17 students at various stages in their training to the Institute for Academic Development. The students were primarily from the University of Edinburgh Veterinary Programme at The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. They came along to attend a Near Future Teaching Thank Tank event. The…

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…