News

10 Oct 2017

 

Saturday 11 November 12 noon - 4pm, Ocean Terminal

17 Sep 2017

What are the implications for students and universities of anonymous social media? An article on WonkHE gives a brief account our research into the - now defunct - anonymous social media app Yik Yak, showing that the social value of anonymity was considerable for many of the students that used it. In this article Sian Bayne makes the case of a reconsideration of anonymous social media, and for wider thinking around the privacy issues surrounding how students use other forms of social media.

16 Sep 2017

New researchers and visiting scholars at the Centre for Research in Digital Education

Hieratic copy of the Teaching of Amenemhat I
17 Jul 2017

A collaboration with the Centre for Research in Learning and Innovation at the University of Sydney, developing and researching innovative pedagogical and methodological approaches to designing and assessing student learning in digital spaces.

20 Jan 2017

 

Colleagues from the Centre are collaborating in an exciting new cross-disciplinary research project led by the School of Geosciences at Edinburgh, which will be researching new ways to respond to earthquake and aftershock in crisis regions.

In partnership with Concern Worldwide, the University of Ulster, University of Plymouth, Leeds Beckett University and the British Geological Survey, we will be looking at how we might design educational interventions to help people make decisions before, during and after earthquake.

07 Dec 2016

 

Our colleague and doctoral student James Lamb has written about the recent Digital Education walking seminar (led by James with Jeremy Knox): ‘Wondering about the city: making meaning in Edinburgh’s Old Town’, which is accompanied below by Jen Ross’s excellent playlist, ‘Shuffling through the Old Town’.  Do please read and listen alongside if you can:

01 Dec 2016

Two events are taking place in early 2017.

13 Sep 2016

We are appointing three Undergraduate Research Associates to work with us on a project looking at anonymous social media over this academic year. The three RAs will spend a total of 20 days each on the project, spread across specific weeks in October, December, January and May. They will be responsible for conducting a participant observation within Yik Yak and possibly other anonymous social media platforms, collecting data directly from these applications, coding it using specialist software, and writing four brief accounts of their findings. 

05 Sep 2016

The end-of-project findings from the AHRC-funded Artcasting research have been published.