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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!).

SHEILA project wins 2019 ALT Learning Technologist of the Year Award

5 Sep 2019
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The ALT (Association for Learning Technology) Learning Technologist of the Year Award, established in 2007, celebrates excellent research and practice in Learning Technology.  It is a national (UK) and competitive award and therefore the SHEILA project team, which includes Research Associate Dr Yi-Shan Tsai, are extremely proud to be recognised with this award.

About the SHEILA project

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.

Near Future Teaching at your institution

5 Aug 2019
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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. 

Our workshops provide an opportunity for your staff and students to begin to design a preferable future for teaching using accessible and interactive methods.