New researchers and visiting scholars at the Centre for Research in Digital Education
The Centre for Research in Digital Education at Edinburgh is hosting two major international conferences this April.
Professor Shane Dawson and Professor George Siemens have been appointed as honorary professors and Dr. Ryan Baker as an honorary fellow with the Moray House School of Education. The pioneers in the field of learning analytics, Baker, Dawson, and Siemens bring world-class research expertise, extensive social networks, and commitment to innovation and promotion of digital education.
Paper submissions are invited for a special issue on Learning Analytics for the IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies.
The Digital Education Centre formally launched on 26th November at a party in the Scottish Storytelling Centre on the High Street, Edinburgh.
We had an excellent and well-attended night, and it was great to have so many colleagues, students and friends come and share the celebration.
We celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the MSc in Digital Education at the same time, and with graduation happening the following day, were able to welcome many of our graduands too.
Dragan Gasevic and Jeff Haywood have been awarded a European Erasmus+ grant to study and support policy development for learning analytics in European higher education.
Working with six European partners, the project will take a participatory approach to help develop learning analytics strategy and policy in universities. The project will run 2016-18.
For more information, check out the project page.
An important new report has been released on new ways of teaching and learning and their implications for higher education policy. With Jeff Haywood as lead author, the report presents the findings of a study funded by European Commission during 2014-15.