10 Sep 2019

Women in Data

Celebrating women working in data and challenging industry to promote and retain women are core priorities for the Data Driven Innovation 'Women in Data' project.  Professor Judy Robertson, Chair in Digital Learning, has taken part in the project as one of 50 women interviewed about their work in the tech sector. 

09 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!).

Workshop image
20 Aug 2019


Exploring the Teacher Function: Workshops and Bots

Markus Breines and Michael Gallagher

05 Aug 2019


Near Future Teaching Workshops and Events

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.

photo of Moray House School of Education, Edinburgh
29 Jul 2019

We are appointing two new colleagues. One will have expertise in education, data and society. The second will be expert in education futures. These are both full-time, permanent jobs.

04 Jul 2019


GCRF theme development workshops, Tanzania

Dr Michael Gallagher

Having just returned from Tanzania and an intensive round of workshops as part of a Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) small grant for theme development, I wanted to take a moment to report in on the details. This all has relevance to digital education so bear with me.

The Time and Place: 24-26 June 2019. The University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

31 May 2019


How to know the world? What the untold story of the 1926 Floating University world cruise says about how universities came to have authority over knowledge in the 20th century.

Dr Tamson Pietsch, Director of the Australian Centre for Public History, University of Technology, Sydney

06 May 2019


Have you ever wondered….who does higher education policy actually ‘work’ for?

Professor Sarah Hayes, University of Wolverhampton

Digital Education 2019 report
30 Apr 2019

Our 2019 annual report  is now out!