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 firstname.lastname@example.org ; or find me on Twitter: @jar
Dr Jen Ross
'Effie St John' (the robot) joins the Centre for Research in Digital Education
This week the Centre welcomed our new ‘robot colleague’ (mentioned in our teaching Manisfesto) Effie St John is a telepresence robot, which we are trialling over the next few months on behalf of the Edinburgh Futures Institute (EFI - hence the name!).
The Centre is involved in the development of a new postgraduate programme, to be part of the Edinburgh Futures Institute (EFI). The programme is made up of a number of interlinked pathways, including one on Education Futures, which is being developed by Dr Jen Ross. The programme will be interdisciplinary, challenge-led, and have core data and creative skills courses as well as a range of core and option courses for each pathway.
We are delighted to share our 2019 annual report (pdf link) setting out the extent of our activity this year. With a particular focus on the impact of our work, this report includes a new visualisation of our work bringing together the many activities of the Centre for Research in Digital Education.
Thanks to all the many colleagues, students, schools, partners, co-researchers and friends who make our work possible!
The Madonna of the Annunciation, Francesco Allegrini (National Galleries of Scotland)
AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership 'Unlike a Version: the lives of digitised artworks'
Application deadline 3 May 2019 (12pm). Eligible to UK/EU students. Covers UK/EU fees plus stipend.
The University of Edinburgh and National Galleries of Scotland are seeking a doctoral student for an AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Partnership award, 'Unlike a Version: the lives of digitised artworks'.
Jen Ross, Jon Turner, Michael Gallagher and Hamish Macleod, September 2018
In early September 2018, members of the Digital Education research centre travelled to Istanbul to lead a three-day workshop on online teaching for a group of academics displaced to Turkey by the Syria crisis. The visit was orchestrated by Jon Turner, director of the Institute for Academic Development and one of the University of Edinburgh’s key links with the workshop organisers: the Council for At-Risk Academics (Cara - https://www.cara.ngo/).
UoE IAD Learning and Teaching Conference slides
If you weren't able to attend the University of Edinburgh IAD Learning and Teaching conference, 20th June, you can now access presentation slides and watch the Keynote presentations here. Links to slides for presentations from Digital Education colleauges below:
'Near Future Teaching', Sian Bayne, Jennifer Williams and Michael Gallagher
A collaboration with the University of Sydney, researching innovative approaches to designing student learning in digital spaces.
CONSTRUIT! Making construals as a new digital skill for creating interactive open educational resources
Developing live interactive resources that capture personal understandings of a phenomenon.
Since 2013, researchers from the Digital Education centre have worked closely with the World Bank.
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.
Exploring digital feedback and assessment practices in partnership with students and tutors.