Data Society

This theme is concerned with innovative interdisciplinary studies of data-processing technologies and data-intensive socio-technical systems, with a particular focus on developing educational perspectives that can enhance the technical, sociological, political, and ethical understanding of the contemporary ‘data society’. Key directions for research involve examining the relationships between technical areas such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, algorithms, and ‘big data’, and educational issues such as curricular and policy development, classroom practices, educational theory, the learning sciences, and education technology development.

The 'Data Society’ theme was launched in February 2018, marked by the seminar series ‘Data Citizenship and Education’, held in partnership with the Edinburgh Futures Institute.

The first point of contact for this area of work is:

Dr Jeremy Knox (Director for Data Society)