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…

Near Future Teaching Collider

The first Near Future Teaching event of the year happened in partnership with Design Informatics. Led by Chris Speed, the event brought together three speakers to deliver provocations loosely aligned to the theme of near future teaching, and finished with a series of collaboratively produced design approaches to our teaching futures. Be fearless. Explore the connections. The…

Near Future Teaching Autumn Events

Online and In-person, so many ways to connect! Near Future TeachingHelp design the future of digital educationed Thought provoking… Will robots take over the jobs of teachers in the near future? https://t.co/feQQmg941R#robots #teachers #schools #AI #edtech pic.twitter.com/9sgszeQhmR— IGFL (@IGfLEE) July 21, 2017 We are delighted that our programme of events for Autumn 2017 is coming…

Near Future Teaching Pilot Workshop 2

Festival of Creative Learning 2017 For our second Near Future Teaching Pilot Workshop, we hooked up with the Festival of Creative Learning. The model was similar to our first, though we decided to skip the intros to digital technologies at the beginning and instead to have prompt cards on each table that the participants could read…

Near Future Teaching Pilot Workshop 1

Digital Education Futures On Tuesday evening, 24 January, 2017, I arrived at St Leonard’s Hall at the University of Edinburgh’s Pollock Halls buzzing with anticipation. I was delighted to encounter Professor Sian Bayne, Assistant Principal Digital Education, Institute for Education, Community and Society, as I was descending from the taxi with my ‘box of fun’….