Digital University

Convenors:
Dr Ibrar Bhatt Queen's University Belfast
Dr Jeremy Knox University of Edinburgh 

Network Convenors:
 
Dr Ibrar Bhatt, Lecturer (School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work), Queen's University Belfast Email: I.Bhatt@qub.ac.uk

Dr Jeremy Knox, Lecturer in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh, and a core member of the Centre for Research in Digital Education (www.de.ed.ac.uk). Email: jeremy.knox@ed.ac.uk

Ibrar and Jeremy 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 (http://larc-project.com); and a project entitled ‘Pulse’ which is developing ‘Internet of Things’ devices that connect campus-based and distances students (http://data-pulse.net)
 
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 +

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

Worldwise news
Forum for Access & Continuing Education (FACE) Conference
3-5 July-Sheffield Hallam
Transitioning into pedagogic research – ‘Dual identities and discipline
15th May 2019
SRHE Newer Researchers Awards 2019
Apply by 31 March
Vacancy: Associate Professor in Education, UWE Bristol
Closes 12 April 2019
CGHE Conference, UCL Institute of Education - Challenging higher education
Wednesday 3rd April 2019
Centre for Global HE Annual Conference
3 April, UCL IoE
16th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HIGHER EDUCATION REFORM (HER2019)
Submit by 14.05.19
Pathologies of Professionalism in Higher Education Research Colloquium
25th April 2019
14th annual conference of the German Society for HE Research (GfHf)
20-22nd March 2019
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