Speaking briefly today at the Interweaving Conference at Moray House School of Education at the University of Edinburgh as part of a showcase of the work of the Centre for Research in Digital Education. My slides are below although out of context they might not reveal all that much. I intend to record some narration later and make it available here. More importantly, I am speaking alongside colleagues about some incredible projects at the Centre: the Learning Analytics Report Card (LARC), Computational Thinking in Primary Schools, Professional Learning Communities, Supporting Higher Education to Integrate Learning Analytics (SHEILA), and Digital Play. A good range of projects from the Centre and eager to learn more about colleagues’ work at Moray House.
The REAR project: Correct community response to aftershocks reduces subsequent loss of life in earthquake-stricken areas but local response can be delayed or inhibited by social, cultural and political factors. Effective, large-scale user engagement with appropriate information, so essential in emergency response, requires work on developing public awareness at scale, designing effective co-learning across multiple stakeholder groups, and building a deep understanding of the social and gender issues which might limit, or enable, user engagement.
This project is led by John McCloskey and Mark Naylor in the School of Geosciences at the University of Edinburgh: the Centre for Research in Digital Education is leading the education, learning and engagement strand of the work.