01.04.20

Our Response to COVID-19

We have decided to take the measures listed below in response to the challenges now presented as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. All in-person events have been cancelled until…

15.05.20

Update from Professor Greg Michaelson

Professor Greg Michaelson is supporting the Data Education in Schools research strand with a longstanding interest in how people understand programs, and in the pedagogic bases for teaching programming. In…

03.04.20

Building Digital Infrastructure Capacity

We have been collaborating with Digital Leaders from the six councils in the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region. One of the aims of this collaboration was to recommend…

01.04.20

Cityfibre update

While the virus has forced us all to change our behaviour for the time being, it is also providing us with opportunities to increase the amount of online content available…

12.03.20

Visiting my student’s Internet of Things Classroom

Visiting my student’s Internet of Things Classroom   I’m still buzzing because today I had the opportunity to sit in on an introductory data science class for 15 year old…

13.02.20

Learn about Smart Cities with Data Education For Schools & CityFibre

Register your interest now to receive free resources and support to design your very own SmartCity. Data Education for Schools is partnering with CityFibre to help learners from primary 6…

13.02.20

IOT in Schools

The University of Edinburgh’s Data Education in Schools and Data Technology Teams collaborate to roll out sensor technology across the City Region’s schools.

13.02.20

Industry specialists working together with teachers to create and deliver a new cyber security lesson

For the first time cyber industry specialists have worked together with teachers to create and deliver a new cyber security lesson. Skills Development Scotland is working with cyber experts on…

04.02.20

New Smart City pilot for Edinburgh schools announced as digital transformation continues

School pupils across Edinburgh will be challenged to come up with creative ways of using new technologies to tackle local issues and help transform their hometown into a Smart City as part of a unique partnership with local businesses and organisations.  CityFibre, the City of Edinburgh…

03.02.20

Presenting the project to the Royal Society

In January, I travelled to London to present to the Royal Society’s Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education (RS ACME). I talked to them about the new NPA qualification in Data…

08.01.20

Cat tracking Griffin and Phoenix

Cat Data Tracking – How far do Griffin and Phoenix Travel?   I have two cats called Griffin and Phoenix. They are two year old brothers (at least in human…

02.10.19

Greg Michaelson

Greg Michaelson joined the Centre for Research in Digital Education as an Honorary Professor in October 2019.  Greg is a proponent of strong Computational Thinking, as a principled discipline for systematic…