I co-direct the Centre for Research in Digital Education, located at Moray House. I lead on a new research theme called ‘Data Society’, and my work is concerned with the social implications of digital technologies, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and ‘big data’ analytics, particularly for higher education.
Since September 2018 I’ve been working as Associate Director (Interdisciplinarity and Advanced Training) with the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGSSS). This graduate school unites sixteen universities across Scotland to be the UK's largest facilitator of funding, training and support for doctoral students in the social sciences.
SHEILA project MOOC
The 3-week MOOC based on the findings and research outputs of the EU-funded SHEILA (Supporting Higher Education to Integrate Learning Analytics) project will begin on Tuesday 20th November 2018. The course will address areas of concern associated with the use of learning analytics such as responsibility, privacy, consent, accountability, adaptibility, interoperability, and personalisation. It will also discuss the benefits (optimising learning strategies, personalising feedback) of integrating learning analytics in higher education.