Near Future Teaching Collider

Design informatics research seminars

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

This Collider is ran in collaboration with the Centre for Research in Digital Education, University of Edinburgh.

Design Informations T room, 1.09 Evolution House, 78 West Port, Edinburgh, EH1