Digital University

Dr Ibrar Bhatt Queen's University Belfast
Dr Jeremy Knox University of Edinburgh 
Dr Mark Carrigan University of Cambridge

Network Convenors:
Dr Ibrar Bhatt, Lecturer (School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work), Queen's University Belfast Email:

Dr Jeremy Knox, Lecturer in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh, and a core member of the Centre for Research in Digital Education ( Email:

Dr Mark Carrigan, Researcher at Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. Email:
Ibrar, Jeremy and Mark are active researchers in this area with extensive networks.
Ibrar is working on the ESRC funded Academics’ Writing project, which explores the dynamic practices of knowledge creation in the contemporary University and how digital media shape and give life to outputs of academic work. Jeremy is principal investigator on two projects: the ‘Learning Analytics Report Card’ (or LARC) exploring critical approaches to participatory and student-led analytics in education and a project entitled ‘Pulse’ which is developing ‘Internet of Things’ devices that connect campus-based and distances students Mark Carrigan is a postdoctoral research associate in the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge. 
Network Outline

The purpose of this network is to bring together researchers and practitioners who are leading the debates about the impact of technologies on academic work. The intention is not to focus on 'elearning' as such but to explore a range of issues (both theoretical and practical) that arise through the impact of technological processes on social networks, research methodologies, identity formations, publications and theoretical developments.

Upcoming Events +

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Past Events +

21 October 2020
Digital Technology and the Post-Pandemic University

14 June 2019
Online Assessment: design, scale, and creativity

22 February 2019
Academics in the digital university: current trends and future challenges

20 July 2018
Digital technologies ‘on the ground’: foregrounding local educational practices in an era of global technology

16 February 2018
The Digital University, Social Justice and the ‘public good’

20 October 2017
Critical Learning Analytics

05 May 2017
Information Literacy and the Digital University

18 November 2016
‘Critical Perspectives on ‘Openness’ in Higher Education’

17 June 2016
Boundaries of digital professionalism and the challenges of social media in Higher Education

19 November 2015
The digital university and its contributions to a sustainable future (Nottingham Trent University)

25 September 2015
Academic identity in the digital university: current trends and future challenges

17 April 2015
Methodology and Ethics for Researching the Digital University

03 November 2014
Theorising Technology in Digital Higher Education

28 March 2014
The digital and the material: mapping contemporary student practices

10 May 2013
New Approaches To Digital Literacies

02 November 2012
Critical Perspectives on ‘Open-ness’ in the Digital University

07 June 2012
The Written Word

02 March 2012
The Launch of the Digital University Network

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