James Lamb

My ESRC-funded research concerns multimodal assessment practices in the Humanities and Social Sciences. In particular, I am interested in how approaches to knowledge construction in the creative disciplines can encourage us to look beyond the privileging of conventional language-based approaches within summative assessment. I am also interested in the way that multimodality, with its attention to the way that semiotic resources combine to convey meaning, offers us ways of investigating the learning spaces of online students, and understanding our urban environment more generally.



Research Interests 
online assessment
digital learning spaces


A teaching philosophy for online education.

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