Dr Jen Ross

Dr Jen Ross
Senior Lecturer in Digital Education

I am a senior lecturer in Digital Education, Centre co-director (Digital Cultures), and Deputy Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange in the School of Education and Sport. I research and publish on online and open education, digital cultural heritage learning, digital cultures and futures, and online reflective practices. Recent activity includes convening the Digital Cultural Heritage Research Network, leading the AHRC-funded Artcasting project, partnering in an Edinburgh-Sydney collaboration project, and consultancy work with the World Bank and Historic Environment Scotland.

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




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.


In summer 2016, the artcasting concept, first developed for the AHRC-funded Artcasting project, was used in a new context, with University of Edinburgh researchers working in collaboration with the Edinburgh Art Festival, the UK’s largest annual festival of visual arts.

An interdisciplinary professional network for people investigating digital cultural heritage.

A teaching philosophy for online education.