This proposal represents Stage 2 from the Virtual Edinburgh business case presented to IS Directors in July 2015.

The Colleges have now funded Stage 1 (the Scoping Study). Stage 2 will build the foundations required to demonstrate VE to stakeholders and potential funders across the University and beyond.

The aim of Edinburgh Cityscope (formerly  Virtual Edinburgh) is to make Edinburgh the City of Learning by turning the entire city and its environs into a pervasive, interactive learning environment. Through a smartphone, tablet or wearable device anyone will be able to learn about the rocks beneath their feet, the buildings and trees around them, the birds above them, the history of every location and the art in every vista and make their own contribution to knowledge. 

VE addresses two of the key curriculum needs identified in the University of Edinburgh’s the Emerging Vision for Learning and Teaching:

  • To give students agency to create their own learning
  • To introduce the technology appropriate for student-centred pedagogy

This Foundations stage will primarily deliver the following two components:

A multi-user Jupyter Notebook server (JupyterHub) that allows students and faculty to author, execute and share Jupyter notebooks.

This will make it easier for students and others to develop, access and use data and applications and will support collaborative teaching and learning. It will also support Data Science.A "(mobile) backed-as-a-service" (mBaaS) which provides storage for user's data and generates self-documenting APIs and mobile Software Development Kits (SDKs) through which it can be accessed. This will make the ability to share and store data more widely accessible, stimulating innovation in research and teaching.

 

Current project status

Report Date RAG Budget Effort Completed Effort to complete
July 2017 BLUE 0.0 days 166.0 days 10.0

Project Info

Project
Edinburgh Cityscope Foundations
Code
API017
Programme
IS Innovation - IS Corporate (ISI)
Management Office
ISG PMO
Project Manager
Morna Findlay
Project Sponsor
Jonathan Silvertown
Current Stage
Close
Status
Closed
Start Date
23-Nov-2015
Planning Date
n/a
Delivery Date
n/a
Close Date
04-Aug-2017
Overall Priority
Normal
Category
Discretionary

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