Near Future Teaching Celebration

What do we want the near future of teaching at our university to look like? And how do we catalyse the massive, diverse community of staff and students at this university to help co-design it? Come and find out at the final celebration of the Near Future Teaching project! The aim of this project was to co-design…

Near Future Teaching: our vision in summary

The Near Future Teaching project is nearing its completion, and we have produced our final report. Over the two years of the project we have worked with over 400 students, staff, and other stakeholders in the co-production the values we want to shape our preferred future for digital education. In this post, we explain our…

Near Future Teaching methods: values within worlds

— From Zoë Prosser and Santini Basra Using the education futures that were created in the first task group workshop, we ran a second workshop in which participants were challenged to create a vision of a University of Edinburgh that would exist within their worlds. In each instance, they had to consider what the University…

Using futures thinking in the Near Future Teaching project

Hi, we have been supporting the Near Future Teaching core team recently on parts of this project. We haven’t yet posted, so here is a short introduction: We are part of Andthen, a small design strategy consultancy company based in Glasgow, that marries design research with futures thinking to help organisations of all shapes and…

Near Future Teaching- methods and a progress report 

Now that Near Future Teaching is well underway, it seems like a good time to write a short blog post on our project methodology, how it’s going, and what we hope we will achieve by the time the project finishes toward the end of the year.  The project has the over-arching aim to design the future of digital…