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Personal Chair: Siân Bayne

Siân Bayne has been made Personal Chair of Digital Education.

Siân Bayne

She is Professor of Digital Education in the Moray House School of Education.

She joined the University in 2004, and was appointed Senior Lecturer in 2008.

She convenes the Digital Cultures and Education research group, and is a member of the team delivering the ‘E-learning and Digital Cultures’ Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). She directed and co-directed the MSc in Digital Education programme for seven years.

Her main research focus is on educational change as it shifts online. Particular interests include posthumanism and digital education, the geographies of distance education, open education and multimodal academic literacies.

Professor Bayne co-authored the ‘Manifesto for Teaching Online’, and she has received grants from the British Academy, the AHRC, ESRC and Nesta.

She lives in Marchmont with her husband Oliver and daughter Ula.