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Here is where we share the tales of the Near Future Teaching project including reports from our workshops, events and research. 

Internet of (Teaching) Things

Dr Jeremy Knox of the Centre for Research in Digital Education and I conducted a Near Future Teaching session called Internet of (Teaching) Things. The purpose was to stimulate thinking around how IoT technology can be used to proactively build community or improve teaching or research practices using configurations of data being generated by the university itself. 

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Learning Analytics: What has data ever done for me?

Friday saw a Future Teacher event at the Moray House School of Education on the subject of learning analytics and its role in the future of the university. Much potential and lots of messy, but promising developments.

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Future Fictions Texts (2): Works Emerging from a Recent Workshop Imagining the Future of the University

We have received a second batch of works emerging as a result of our recent session on Future Fictions for Near Future Teaching. We are eager to present these here, two works imagining, in their own way, the future of the University of Edinburgh. Many thanks to James and Ana. 

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Near Future Teaching and Future Fictions

Future Fictions Texts: Works Emerging from a Recent Workshop Imagining the Future of the University

As a result of a recent workshop on Future Fictions for Near Future Teaching, we have been fortunate enough to receive some of the work emerging from that event by several of the participants. Many thanks to Daphne Loads, JL Williams, David Creighton-Offord, and Anon. 

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Virtual Reality event at the uCreate Studio: the role of VR in reducing risk and building empathy

A recent event organised by our colleagues at the Institute for Academic Development for the Future Teacher initiative explored the use of virtual reality currently and its potential use for teaching and learning in the future. It was held at the uCreate Studio, the University of Edinburgh’s Community Makerspace.

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Blockchain

Blockchain: designing the future of value and credit

Blockchain technology has opened up the prospect of significant changes to the ways in which we record, share and exchange value. It has some potentially profound implications for the ways in which universities might organise and assign credit, and their function as trusted gatekeepers of academic value.

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Future Fictions: writing our way to the future of teaching

A creative writing workshop on the theme of future teaching led by JL Williams and Natalie Poyser. Write, in prose or poetry, our visions for the future of our university.

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Digital and material design, the uCreate Studio, and Near Future Teaching

The Near Future Teaching project held a recent event in conjunction with the uCreate Studio at the University of Edinburgh's Main Library. uCreate Studio is the community's makerspace with a host of facilities and technologies for virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), 3D Printing, CNC Milling, 3D Scanning, and more. 

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McEwan Hall ceiling

What the future of teaching should look like: discussions with the BME Liberation Group at Edinburgh University

Earlier this year, Anouk Lang, Near Futures Teaching project task group member and Lecturer in Digital Humanities, ran a discussion session with members of the Edinburgh University Students’ Association Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Liberation Group. 

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DIY film making

DIY Filmmaking at the University of Edinburgh: Imagining future teaching through a smartphone

Notes from a recent Near Future Teaching event at the University of Edinburgh.

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Near Future Teaching Collider

Near Future Teaching Collider

The first Near Future Teaching event of the year happened in partnership with Design Informatics.

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Hand drawing on a sketch board

Near Future Teaching Pilot Workshop 2

For our second Near Future Teaching Pilot Workshop, we hooked up with the Festival of Creative Learning.

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Posters on a pin board

Near Future Teaching Pilot Workshop 1

On Tuesday evening, 24 January, 2017, I arrived at St Leonard's Hall at the University of Edinburgh's Pollock Halls buzzing with anticipation.

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Robot

Near Future Teaching Autumn Events

We are delighted that our programme of events for Autumn 2017 is coming into focus.

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