Category Archives: Edinburgh

AIAI Training and CPD

This blog post provides historical information about the training and Continued Professional Development (CPD) activities of the Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute (AIAI) at the University of Edinburgh between 1984 and 2020. As part of AIAI’s technology transfer remit it ran … Continue reading

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BadgEd

BadgEd (Open Digital Badges) is a mechanism to offer achievement and participation badges to those engaged in educational and other experiences. https://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/learning-technology/more/badged-open-digital-badges The University of Edinburgh offers the BadgEd scheme – https://uoe.eu.badgr.com/ – based on the Open Badges Platform – … Continue reading

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Future Culture Edinburgh

https://efi.ed.ac.uk/events/future-culture-edinburgh/ Can we collectively reimagine Edinburgh’s cultural ecosystem and its future? A mixed-reality workshop broadcast from Leith Theatre, Edinburgh with online participants via Zoom, organised by the Edinburgh Futures Institute. miro.com was used to allow brainstorm style input from participants… … Continue reading

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GDPR for Vue

Vue is a virtual educational and research institute bringing together all those interested in the use of virtual worlds for teaching, research and outreach related to the University of Edinburgh. The Vue web site is at http://vue.ed.ac.uk. More information on … Continue reading

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Vue Virtual World Artworks

Vue is a virtual educational and research institute bringing together all those interested in the use of virtual worlds for teaching, research and outreach related to the University of Edinburgh. A number of virtual world artworks have been created in … Continue reading

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Significant Date

Retired, from full time work anyway. Returning part-time in March 2017 to continue to curate AIAI knowledge engineering resources and web site, and to coordinate the Virtual University of Edinburgh (Vue) facilities prior to handover to colleagues.

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Edinburgh MOOCs

On 3rd October 2016 a celebration of the first 5 years of University of Edinburgh Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) took place in the Playfair Library in the University’s Old College. 35 MOOCs on three MOOC platforms (Coursera, EdX and … Continue reading

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AI Planning MOOC on Open.Ed

Open.Ed is the University of Edinburgh’s portal for its Open Education Resources. OERs are online resources that are available for others to use to support learning. They are part of a worldwide movement to promote and support sustainable educational development. … Continue reading

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2015 Virtual University of Edinburgh Graduation – School of Education

For seven years since 2009 the University of Edinburgh has offered its distance education and remote new graduates the option to graduate in Second Life, alongside the real world ceremony in the graduation hall, which his year is in Edinburgh’s … Continue reading

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Second Life – Move from Edinburgh University to Vue

In early November 2015 the “Edinburgh University” region in Second Life was abandoned… with active facilities being moved to the Vue, Vue South and Edinburgh East regions. Edinburgh University was originally obtained as part of the Vue estate in June … Continue reading

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Innovators Showcase – Open Educational Resources

The University of Edinburgh has published a showcase of innovative teaching and educational methods (edited by Ellen Spaeth). An entry for my work on the AI Planning MOOC and the use of openly accessible educational resources and tools to build … Continue reading

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Vue Display in Maps of Second Life

The Maps of Second Life Pavilion is accessible at New Kadath Lighthouse Art Gallery, New Kadath (34, 51, 22) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/New%20Kadath/34/52/23. It is curated by Juliana Lethdetter, a member of the Second Life Historical Society, and shows maps and information … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Centre for Robotics

The Edinburgh Robotics Centre is a joint activity between the University of Edinburgh Schools of Informatics and Engineering and Heriot-Watt University’s Engineering and Physical Sciences, Mathematical and Computer Sciences Department. My research interest is in Human and Robotic Agent Collaboration … Continue reading

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2014 Virtual University of Edinburgh Graduation – School of Education

For six years since 2009 the University of Edinburgh has offered its distance education and remote new graduates the option to graduate in Second Life, alongside the real world ceremony in the McEwan Hall on Edinburgh’s campus. Such Virtual Graduations … Continue reading

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Scottish Independence Referendum

Decision Day… 18th September 2014 Towards Scottish Independence? Understanding the Referendum – University of Edinburgh MOOC on FutureLearn (September 2014)

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Edinburgh Trams Are Go!

After some years of issues, the Edinburgh Trams finally began their service on 31st May 2014… We now have Edinburgh Trams and on day 2 they were certainly busy… a lot of joy riders today I think 😉 The trams … Continue reading

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