Near Future Teaching

Today the University will be celebrating the completion of the Near Future Teaching project, undertaken over the last two years by a team from the Centre for Research in Digital Education, led by Sian Bayne (Assistant Principal Digital Education), and conducted by a core team of Jennifer Williams (Project Manager) and Michael Gallagher (Research Associate).

The project aimed to develop a values-based vision for the future of digital education at the University of Edinburgh, and used futures-thinking and design-based methodologies to work with more than 400 students, staff and others in the co-production of this vision.

Near Future Teaching advocated for the idea that the University community should take stock and actively shape a preferred future for teaching based on shared values, at a time when technological change is accelerating and often assumed to be driving the future of learning.

Many of the innovative outputs of the project including resources, materials and thematic edits of video interviews have been made available to reuse as Creative Commons Attribution licensed OERs which can be downloaded from the Near Future Teaching website and from Edinburgh’s OERs showcase here on Open.Ed.

You can listen to Sian Bayne talking about the Near Future Teaching project here: