Studying digital education in times of climate crisis: what can we do?

Studying digital education in times of climate crisis: what can we do?

Professor Neil Selwyn, Monash University

23rd June 2022, 9.30am

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The climate crisis is clearly the elephant in the room when it comes to any discussion of digital education and education technology ... so, how can we begin to get to grips with the complex issues at play here without descending into complete despair?


Neil Selwyn is a Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Education, Monash University, Melbourne – having previously worked in the Institute of Education, London and the Cardiff School of Social Sciences. He has spent the past 25 years researching the integration of digital technology into schools, universities and adult learning.

Neil is recognised as a leading international researcher in the area of digital education – with particular expertise in the ‘real-life’ constraints and problems faced when technology-based education is implemented. He is currently working on nationally-funded projects examining the roll-out of educational data and learning analytics, AI technologies, and the changing nature of teachers’ digital work.

Neil has carried out funded research on digital technology, society and education for national research agencies and funders in the UK, Australia, US, Sweden and Uruguay, alongside projects for the BBC, Gates Foundation, Microsoft Partners in Learning, Save The Children,  National Assembly of Wales and UNESCO. 

Neil is a regular keynote speaker at international conferences and he also produces the ‘Meet The Education Researcher‘ podcast – exploring the latest ideas from across the world of education research. 


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Sian Bayne
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Digital Cultures