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Digital Futures in Higher Education Practice and Policy

Date: 19th May 2022

Time:10:00 - 11:30

Venue: Room 119, Tangent, The School of Business - This is an in-person event

Facilitator:Professor Siân Bayne, Professor of Digital Education, University of Edinburgh

Prof. Bayne is the Director of Edinburgh University’s world-renowned Centre for Digital Education, where she teaches on the MSc in Digital Education. She also serves as Director of Education at the Edinburgh Futures Institute. Her research interests revolve around digital futurity in education and the changes undergoing learning and teaching as it shifts online – current interests include critical approaches to teacher automation, open and distance education, and the application of theory from the humanities and social sciences to digital education.

Participants in the session will be able to:

LO1: Reflect on existing digital education practices
LO2: Discuss challenges arising from digital innovation in academic teaching practice
LO3: Join the conversation around the evolving shape of current and future educational practices

In this seminar, Prof. Bayne will outline key challenges relating to digital futures in policy and practice in higher education. The keynote and workshop act as a provocative call to action as much as a resource and inspiration for those grappling with the questions of ‘what next’ in digital education.

This event has been funded by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

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