James Lamb

I am a third year, ESRC-funded Doctoral student. My research is investigating how teaching, learning and assessment are affected by the pedagogic and societal shift to the digital. This has involved an ethnographic study of meaning-making practices within undergraduate courses in American History and Architectural Design. I co-teach the Education and Digital Cultures course, and also contribute towards the Assessment, Learning and Digital Education and Introduction to Digital Environments for Learning courses, all within the MSc in Digital Education. I am a teaching assistant of the Social Research Methoods MOOC.

My current research interests include:

  • sonic methods within social inquiry
  • walking ethnography and mobile education
  • multimodality within education 
  • learning spaces 

I talk about my research on my blog at www.james858499.net and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/james858499.

This is a list of my published work and conference presentations.

I also look after the following projects:



Research Interests 
online assessment
digital learning spaces


Universities are changing, and as digital technologies increasingly become part of everyday educational activity, students are able to participate

A teaching philosophy for online education.

What does it mean to be 'at' Edinburgh but not 'in' Edinburgh?