Possible, probable and preferable futures of university teaching, and how to explore them as academic developers

  • Florence Dujardin
  • Phil Long


Understanding the pedagogical uses of technology is a key requirement for many academic developers. To explore lecturers’ perceptions, aspirations and concerns in this area, we used the Ethnographic Futures Research (EFR) approach, a little-used method in academic development research. The paper first introduces this approach to exploring socio-technical scenarios for the future; it then summarises our experiences in a small research project before making the case for using this method to support academic development activities.