Dr Jen Ross

Senior Lecturer / Depute Director RKE


I am a Senior Lecturer in Digital Education; co-director of the Centre for Research in Digital Education, and Deputy Director (KE) of Research and Knowledge Exchange in the School of Education.

Centre for Research in Digital Education

Postgraduate teaching

On the MSc in Digital Education , I lead Digital Futures for Learning", co-lead on "Research Methods", and teach on the “Introduction to digital environments for learning” and “Education and digital cultures” courses. I was the director of the MSc programme between 2012-15.

In 2013-14, I was part of the team that developed and taught one of the UK's first Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) - E-learning and Digital Cultures (EDCMOOC). 

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Areas of interest for supervision

I supervise PhD and MSc dissertations on topics relating to digital education and digital cultures.

Current PhD students supervised

  • Sharon Boyd - exploring student-community engagement activities at distance. 2nd supervisor - Dr Beth Christie.
  • Sarah Treloar - researching how online social network sites are being used for informal language learning. 2nd supervisor - Dr Maria Dasli.
  • Murray Craig - investigating technology-related attitudes, beliefs and practices of secondary school physical education teachers. 1st supervisor - Dr Christine Nash.
  • James Lamb - researching multimodal assessment practices in the Humanities and Social Sciences. 1st supervisor - Professor Sian Bayne.
  • John Morrison - exploring what value digital tools can bring to 'shared anthropology' methods for understanding participation in higher education among care experienced individuals. 1st supervisor - Professor Chris Speed, Design Infomatics
  • Debbie Schachter - exploring experiences of teaching critical information literacy amongst academic librarians in Canada. 1st supervisor - Dr Pauline Sangster

Past PhD students supervised

  • Janan Dean - Examining Social Work and Technology: A Cross-Disciplinary Analysis of Technology Issues in Violence Against Women Shelters in Ontario, Canada (2015)
  • Jeremy Knox - Posthumanism and the Massive Open Online Course: contaminating the Subject of Global Education (2014)
  • Claire Sowton (Wright) - Arts evaluation and the transformative power of the arts: A visual ethnography of transformative learning in a collaborative

    community (arts) film (2013)

Research summary

  • Online and distance learning and teaching
  • Cultural heritage learning and engagement
  • Digital cultures
  • Reflective practices
  • Online learning and identity
  • Higher education
  • Creativity and digital futures

Research activities

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Project activity

View all 29 publications on Research Explorer