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LITE Masterclass - Near Future Teaching: Designing a values-based future

Wednesday 12 February 2020, 12:00 to 13:30
Edward Boyle Library Conference Room - level 8

In this Masterclass, Professor Siân Bayne, Director of Education at the Edinburgh Futures Institute, will discuss co-designing the 'future' with a large, diverse academic and student body. Through sharing lessons from their work at Edinburgh, Siân will argue that academic communities need to be active in defining a preferred future according to shared values, at a time when rapid technological change is often assumed to be driving the way we teach and learn.

The University of Edinburgh is applying 'futures' work to digital education with the aim to enable a wide conversation among students and staff around how they would like to see digital education grow over the coming decades, and from that to build a vision for the University which balances technological change with the values of their academic and student body.

The Near Future Teaching Report is available here:

About the presenter: Siân Bayne is Professor of Digital Education and Assistant Principal for Digital Education at The University of Edinburgh. She is also Director of Education at the new Edinburgh Futures Institute ( She directs the Centre for Research in Digital Education (, where her research is currently focused on higher education futures, interdisciplinary approaches to researching digital education and digital pedagogy. More information about her work is on her web site at:

A buffet lunch will be provided.

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