Dr Jen Ross

Dr Jen Ross
Senior Lecturer in Digital Education

I am a senior lecturer in Digital Education, co-director of the Research in Digital Education Centre (leading the Digital Cultures theme), and Deputy Director (KE) of Research and Knowledge Exchange in the School of Education. Between 2012-15 I was programme director of the MSc in Digital Education, and I continue to teach and supervise on the programme. I am one of the team behind the Manifesto for Teaching Online, and the E-learning and Digital Cultures MOOC, and am a former Beltane Parliament Engagement Fellow.  Among my current research activity is the AHRC-funded Artcasting project.

You can email me at jen.ross@ed.ac.uk ; or find me on Twitter: @jar




Research Interests 
online distance education
digital cultural heritage learning and engagement
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
digital cultures and futures
online reflective practices


A collaboration with the Centre for Research in Learning and Innovation at the University of Sydney, developing and researching innovative pedagogical and methodological approaches to designing and assessing student learning in digital spaces.

In summer 2016, the artcasting concept, first developed for the AHRC-funded Artcasting project, was used in a new context, with University of Edinburgh researchers working in collaboration with the Edinburgh Art Festival, the UK’s largest annual festival of visual arts.

An interdisciplinary professional network for people investigating digital cultural heritage.

A teaching philosophy for online education.