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 senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy and former Deputy Director (KE) of Research and Knowledge Exchange in the School of Education. My research interests include online distance education, digital cultural heritage engagement, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), and digital cultures and futures. I supervise masters and PhD students in these and related areas. You can email me at email@example.com ; or find me on Twitter: @jar
Dr Jen Ross
Since March 2020 we have been bringing our collective expertise to the academic COVID response, within our own university, sector-wide and globally. The following summarises our contribution and provides links to our ongoing work.
The Digital Footprints and Search Pathways project has been funded as part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council Towards a National Collection programme for new digital research into the impact of COVID-19 on the heritage sector.
The project will study the digital footprints of users in two national collections – National Museums of Scotland and National Galleries of Scotland – to explore:
Working with National Collections in Scotland during Covid-19 lockdown to design future online provision.
A new, digital approach to working with stakeholders in higher education to understand and shape data futures and surveillance practices in universities.
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.