Noreen Dunnett

Noreen Dunnett, PhD student

I am currently a part-time doctoral student at the University of Edinburgh and an online tutor on the MSc in Digital Education, on the 'Introduction to Digital Environments for Learning' and 'Introduction to Digital Game-Based Learning' modules.  My colleague Stuart Nicol and I have recently introduced Minecraft onto the programme, firstly as a digital environment for learning on IDEL and secondly as a 'sandbox' game on the IDGBL course. 

My current research interests are in the area of digital environments and engagement in learning. I'm particularly interested in videogame environments and their relationship with formal learning environments in secondary schools.

The working title for my PhD research is:   An exploration of disengagement from learning as a product of the socio-material assemblage of the learning environment - classroom, or the game environment, rather than a characteristic of the individual human subject (student).

Supervisors: Professor Sian Bayne and Dr Hamish Macleod.

 You can follow me on Twitter @comcultgirl or contact me by email: s0915696@ed.ac.uk