Thanks for taking time to look at my site. I am an ESRC-funded PhD student in the Centre for Research in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow me on Twitter at @james858499.
My PhD is investigating how assessment practice is affected by the pedagogic and societal shift towards the digital. The title of my PhD is: ‘A comparative analysis of meaning-making around assessment across Architecture and History, considered in light of the societal and pedagogical shift to the digital.’ My research questions are as follows:
To address these questions I am taking a broadly ethnographic and qualitative approach, where I have spent a year observing, shadowing and interviewing students and tutors from undergraduate courses in Architectural Design and American History. My research is drawing on theoretical work around digital literacies, sociomateriality, algorithmic culture, critical posthumanism and multimodality.
I teach on the Education and Digital Cultures and Assessment, Learning Digital Education courses, both within the MSc in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh. I am also a co-author of the Manifesto for Teaching Online.
Another area of my research concerns the learning spaces of online distance students.