Dr Jen Ross

Senior Lecturer in Digital Education

I am a senior lecturer in Digital Education, Centre co-director (Digital Cultures), and Future Education Fellow at the Edinburgh Futures Institute.  I lead the Digital Cultural Heritage cluster in the Centre for Data, Culture and Society, and the Digital Cultural Heritage Research Network. I'm a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and the Beltane Public Engagement Network. Between 2015-18 I was Deputy Director (KE) of Research and Knowledge Exchange in the School of Education.  My research interests include online distance education, digital cultural heritage learning, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), digital cultures and futures, and online reflective practices. I supervise masters and PhD students in these and related areas.

You can email me at jen.ross@ed.ac.uk ; or find me on Twitter: @jar


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Research Interests 
online distance education
digital cultural heritage learning and engagement
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
digital cultures and futures
online reflective practices


A collaboration with the University of Sydney, researching innovative approaches to designing student learning in digital spaces.


Working with the UK’s largest annual festival of visual arts on visitors' mobile interactions.


An interdisciplinary professional network for people investigating digital cultural heritage.

A teaching philosophy for online education.