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.

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Bursary awarded: Dr Zayba Ghazali-Mohammed

26 Aug 2019
Zayba presenting

Zayba Ghazali-Mohammed has been awarded a bursary to attend the Interact 2019 conference to host a workshop about academic-practitioner partnerships for evaluating engagement.  The event will take place on the 4th September at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston.  Zayba's workshop will focus on her research-informed practice and collaboration with Glasgow Science Centre developing a tool to evaluate adult-child interactions.  The workshop will include video clips and attendees will have a chance to try out the evaluation tool devel

Just published!

19 Aug 2019
Book cover

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.