I am an ESRC-funded PhD student in the Centre for Research in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh. I also tutor in Education and Digital Cultures and Assessment and Learning in Digital Environments within the MSc in Digital Education. You can contact me at email@example.com
My PhD is investigating how assessment practice in the Humanities is affected by the societal shift towards the digital. I am interested in the changing nature of authorship within digital contexts alongside the possibilities of digital multimodal assessment in courses and programmes that have tended to depend on the authority of language. I am currently undertaking ethnographic studies of undergraduate courses in History and Architectural Design in order to investigate how assessment and meaning-making is differently approached across the disciplines.
Alongside the subject of my PhD, my other current research interests include exploring the learning spaces of online students, as well as urban walking as a research method and pedagogogical approach.
Elsewhere, with my colleague Michael Sean Gallagher, I created the Elektronisches Lernen Muzik project which is interested in the way that learners use music to support their writing, reading and research. Michael and I also created Composition: Conversations about Content & Form where we are investigating new approachies for constructing and communicating academic knowledge.