Dr Jen Ross

Senior Lecturer


I am a Senior Lecturer in Digital Education and co-director of the Centre for Research in Digital Education. I research, teach and publish on online and open education, digital cultural heritage engagement, digital cultures and futures, and online reflective practices. 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. 

Centre for Research in Digital Education

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.

Areas of interest for supervision

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

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)

Project activity

View all 36 publications on Research Explorer