Inaugural Lecture of Prof Timothy Drysdale, Chair of Technology Enhanced Science Education
From Billy Rosendale
Professor Timothy Drysdale is the Chair of Technology Enhanced Science Education and Director of Strategic Digital Education in the School of Engineering, having joined The University of Edinburgh in August 2018. Immediately prior to that he was a Senior Lecturer in Engineering at the Open University, where he was the founding director and lead developer of the £3M openEngineering Laboratory which was recognised by awards including the Times Higher Education Outstanding Digital Innovation 2017, The Guardian Teaching Excellence 2018, Global Online Labs Consortium Remote Experiment Award 2018, and National Instruments Global Engineering Impact Award for Education 2018. He has now completely redeveloped remote laboratories from scratch for use on traditional campuses, to address space limitations, add a science-museum aesthetic to campuses, and open up opportunities for our education that are not possible with traditional methods. Working with staff and students in the School of Engineering, his team has delivered practical work into courses ranging from large general first-year to specialist fifth-year courses via over 100 remote laboratory experiments. His discipline background is in electronics and electromagnetics, having previously worked on technologies for seeing through clothes to find weapons and contraband. His public engagement work has seen him exhibit at the British Science Festival, the Royal Society, and Buckingham Palace.
- Prof Timothy Drysdale's School of Engineering profile: https://www.eng.ed.ac.uk/about/people/prof-timothy-drysdale
- Prof Timothy Drysdale on Research Explorer: https://www.research.ed.ac.uk/en/persons/tim-drysdale
- Event page on School of Engineering website: https://www.eng.ed.ac.uk/about/events/20230920-1730/inaugural-lecture-prof-timothy-drysdale-chair-te...