News

Honorary Professor Greg Michaelson

2 Oct 2019
Greg Michaelson image

We are delighted to announce that Greg Michaelson this week joined the Centre for Research in Digital Education as an Honorary Professor.

Greg is a proponent of strong Computational Thinking, as a principled discipline for systematic problem analysis and program construction. He has recently published critiques of classic Computational Thinking as too computation oriented, and of the Logo/Microworld and Objects First approaches. He is a regular contributor to ‘Hello World!’, the magazine of Computing at School and the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

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!).

Imagining Data Town

26 Jul 2019

 

Young people with robot

Copyright Lesley Martin

The Data Education in Schools project held three 'Data Town' events in May / June which brought together young people from across the City Region (Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian, West Lothian, Fife and Borders), to consider what a 'Data Town' of the future might look like.