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

9 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!).

Just published!

19 Aug 2019
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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’ inExploring key issues in early childhood and technology, edited by Chip Donohue and published by Routledge.

Seeking feedback on new postgraduate programme in education futures at the Edinburgh Futures Institute

19 Aug 2019
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The Centre is involved in the development of a new postgraduate programme, to be part of the Edinburgh Futures Institute (EFI). The programme is made up of a number of interlinked pathways, including one on Education Futures, which is being developed by Dr Jen Ross. The programme will be interdisciplinary, challenge-led, and have core data and creative skills courses as well as a range of core and option courses for each pathway.