Dr Jen Ross

Senior Lecturer

Background

I am a Senior Lecturer in Digital Education, co-director of the Centre for Research in Digital Education, and Education Futures fellow at the Edinburgh Futures Institute. I research, teach and publish on online and open education, digital cultural heritage engagement, and digital cultures and futures. I'm one of the team behind the Manifesto for Teaching Online and the E-learning and Digital Cultures MOOC. I have worked on recent research, public engagement and consultancy projects with a range of organisations including National Galleries of Scotland, Tate, Scottish Parliament, World Bank, and the Council for At-Risk Academics. I co-ordinate the Digital Cultural Heritage cluster in the Centre for Data, Culture and Society, and lead the Digital Cultural Heritage Research Network.

Centre for Research in Digital Education

 
 

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Undergraduate teaching

 

 

 

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Postgraduate teaching

On the MSc in Digital Education , I lead Digital Futures for Learning", and Course Design for Digital Environments, 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.

 

 

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Areas of interest for supervision

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

 

 

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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)

 

 

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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

 

 

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View all 42 publications on Research Explorer

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