At a point in time where higher education and teaching are being told that they are about to be disrupted by technological developments, we helped the University develop an approach to strategy and strategic visioning which is underpinned by the values of its community, and not just the external forces affecting the sector.
Since completing the project, the University have expressed significant interest in our approach, tools and methodology, asking us to run masterclasses with their staff members, and inviting us to contribute to other strategic initiatives.
The vision, strategic recommendations and values emerging from the project have been positively received, and are feeding into innovation efforts across the University. The University’s project lead, Siân Bayne, stated that, “This project has been formative for the way we think about the future of teaching at Edinburgh, and in mapping a way forward for digital education.”
“Andthen brought passion, energy and dedication to the Near Future Teaching project, and were a pleasure to work with. They were extremely knowledgeable about their specialism, confidently helping us introduce design-led methods and futures thinking to strategic visioning and planning in a way that was new to us. The quality of their work, the breadth of their skillset, and their attentiveness to our particular challenges was of a level that you would not expect from such a small team.”