News

12 Jun 2017

Professor Lydia Plowman has written a book review of Invisibly Blighted: The Digital Erosion of Childhood by Sandra Leaton Gray and Andy Phippen.  The review is published in Times Higher Education (1 June 2017):  

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/books/review-invisibly-blighted-sandra-leaton-gray-and-andy-phippen-UCL-ioe-press

 

10 May 2017

Children and Technology have received a large grant to explore how sensing and interaction technologies can be used to help pre-school children think, learn and communicate about science and technology.

Move2Learn is funded by Wellcome and led in the UK by Andrew Manches in partnership with UCL and the Glasgow Science Centre.

Find out more here.

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:

http://www.james858499.net/blog/wondering-about-the-city-making-meaning-in-edinburghs-old-town5331845

01 Dec 2016

Two events are taking place in early 2017.

10 Nov 2016

 

Researchers looking at relationships between children and technology have received funding for two new projects:

Digital Play

Professor Lydia Plowman and a team at Moray House School of Education have been awarded funding by the ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) to design, develop and evaluate an eight-week online course on digital play for parents and health workers. They will work in partnership with Playbase, NHS Lothian, and City of Edinburgh Council.

28 Sep 2016

Twelve Edinburgh primary teachers recently attended the first day of a course on computational thinking at Moray House, led by Judy Robertson and Holly Linklater.  As the curriculum for computing at primary schools in Scotland is changing (click here to see Education Scotland's computing curriculum), we wanted to work with teachers to help them understand what is required and gather examples of how they put the new guidelines into practice.

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.