BAICE Conference Edinburgh: Call for Papers

I am helping to organise the upcoming BAICE Conference being hosted in Edinburgh this year (feel free to guess which sub-theme below is mine) and encourage anyone in my network to submit and attend. You can learn more here but feel free to reach out directly to me as well if you have any questions. […]

Foundations for All (FFA) at University of Edinburgh Academic Senate

Beirut mosaic

The Foundations for All (FFA) team is presenting today at the Senatus Academicus at the University of Edinburgh, the University’s supreme academic body. This is a project we are all very proud of and the presentation outlines that a bit, particularly the partnerships that make it possible with the American University of Beirut, Makerere University, […]

M&M Podcast #3: Definitions and Imaginaries of AI

M&M Podcast 2

In the third episode of the M&M (Michael and Myles) podcast, we try to define the different types of artificial intelligence (AI), and discuss the narratives and overall presentation of AI in the collective imagination of education (and why all of this is important). This episode was recorded on location in Simon Laurie House at […]

Digital education work and urban resilience

I am typing this out from Jomo Kenyatta Airport in Nairobi reflecting on the past week spent with the good people of UN Habitat, specifically those associated with the CityRAP tool. The CityRAP tool trains city managers and municipal technicians in small to intermediate sized cities in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) to understand and plan actions […]

SDGs accelerating mobility and massification in (higher) education

Reposting this here from Panoply Digital. A few caveats at the onset here. This reads a bit more like an academic piece which it largely is. It is drawn from something larger I wrote a bit ago for another paper. It might also read like an attack on the SDGs, which is not my point. […]

Surfacing Local Practice, Placelessness, And Digital Education

This was originally posted at Panoply Digital. I try to let my ICT4D work feed into my academic work and vice versa and this is a case where my research is directly informed by my work at Panoply. I am part of the Centre for Research in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh and […]