18 Sep 2019


Scratch: Coding for Art and Maths (professional learning workshop)

This event is designed for individuals in both primary and secondary sectors to give an understanding of the key concepts and strategies for teaching the Computing Science and Maths experiences and outcomes using the context of programming art and animation to engage learners.

10 Sep 2019

Women in Data

Celebrating women working in data and challenging industry to promote and retain women are core priorities for the Data Driven Innovation 'Women in Data' project.  Professor Judy Robertson, Chair in Digital Learning, has taken part in the project as one of 50 women interviewed about their work in the tech sector. 

09 Sep 2019


'Effie St John' (the robot) joins the Centre for Research in Digital Education

This week the Centre welcomed our new ‘robot colleague’ (mentioned in our teaching Manisfesto) Effie St John is a telepresence robot, which we are trialling over the next few months on behalf of the Edinburgh Futures Institute (EFI - hence the name!).

29 Aug 2019

Embodied Thinkers (in early science) at the Royal Society of Edinburgh

On Friday 23rd August Andrew Manches, Claire Sowton and Alexia Revueltas Roux, together with Steven Dakers (performance artist), participated in the ‘Curious’ Summer events programme organised by the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

19 Aug 2019


Just published! Lydia Plowman speculates about some of the implications for young children's play and learning when technology becomes less visible in her chapter ‘When the technology disappears’ in Exploring key issues in early childhood and technology, edited by Chip Donohue and published by Routledge.


05 Aug 2019


Near Future Teaching Workshops and Events

If your institution would like to further explore the methods and outputs from Near Future Teaching, please get in touch. 

We are able to offer keynote talks and run workshops on the values-based, co-design methods we used, and we can help introduce such approaches in other institutions wishing to adopt similar ways for building education strategy and vision.

photo of Moray House School of Education, Edinburgh
29 Jul 2019

We are appointing two new colleagues. One will have expertise in education, data and society. The second will be expert in education futures. These are both full-time, permanent jobs.

12 Jul 2019

Imagining Data Town












11 Jul 2019


Move2Learn project update, Glasgow Science Centre