This Digital Futures for Learning resource gives you the opportunity to consider the trajectory and implications of digital technologies for the future of learning. It is built around a set of Open Educational Resources (OERs) created by students on the Digital Futures for Learning course on the MSc in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh . These OERs, made by cohorts from 2017-present, engage with themes of trust, resistance, representation, mess, failure, entanglement, privacy and surveillance, interfaces, participation, visibility and sustainability. The course uses these themes (three per year) to guide participants’ exploration of emerging practices and technologies. Their OERs encourage you to ask: how are more established digital practices evolving? How will new digital technologies and trends impact on learning? How will the students and teachers of tomorrow construct their learning environments and practices?

The content on this site is drawn from instances of the MSc Digital Education  course, which is led by  Jen Ross (co-taught in 2017 by Sian Bayne, in 2019 by Stuart Allan, and in 2020 and 2022 by Huw Davies) .

If you have any questions, please contact the course organiser, Jen Ross.

image sources:

Header image – Old Tech, Alejandro Polanco, https://www.flickr.com/photos/alpoma/24285091/. CC: BY-NC

Page image – INFORMATION, Paul Keller, https://www.flickr.com/photos/paulk/8497609994. CC: BY

The text on this site has been published with an Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) license.