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 in the Humanities is affected by the pedagogic and 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 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.
A further area of my research concerns the learning spaces of online distance students and how they relate to their institution.
Elsewhere I created the Elektronisches Lernen Muzik project which is interested in the way that learners use music to support their writing, reading and research. Meanwhile, working my colleague Michael Sean Gallagher I oversee Composition: Conversations about Content & Form, a project experimenting with different approaches for constructing and communicating academic discourse.