Near Future Teaching Collider

Date: 15 September 2017 2-5pm
Location: Design Informatics Studio, University of Edinburgh, 1.09 Evolution House, 78 Westport, Edinburgh, EH7 4LA
Tickets: Eventbrite

What should the future of teaching in universities look like? Connectivity reduces the need for us to be ‘on campus’, while the growth of distance education raises questions about the value of having a campus at all. Artificial intelligence and machine learning promise to take over some aspects of the work of human teachers, while extended cognition and neurocomputation suggest new forms of human-computer crafted intelligence. In the face of data and computationally-driven social change, what values should drive the way we teach and learn?

This collider will bring together professionals associated with the field of higher education to open discussion and a set of creative solutions for near future teaching. Speakers will be Michael Rovatsos (AI/Informatics at University of Edinburgh), Fionn Tynan-O’Mahoney (Open Experience Centre at Royal Bank of Scotland) and Jo Holtan (Mastercard Foundation Scholars programme, University of Edinburgh).

A collider is a conceptual design event, bringing together computational thinking and design thinking, to pull informaticians together with designers, and problem holders. The first part of the Collider sets the scene before breaking out in to workshop sessions.

1400-1500 Presentations from speakers and challenge setting
1500-1600 Workshop sessions
1600-1630 Elevator pitches from each group
1630-1700 Voting / Decision on which project to put forward

Places are free but space is limited so please sign up in advance for a place on Eventbrite
This Collider is ran in collaboration with the Centre for Research in Digital Education, University of Edinburgh.

start date: 
Friday, September 15, 2017
end date: 
Friday, September 15, 2017
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