project team


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Project team

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The project team are all based in the School of Education at the University of Edinburgh, and are part of the programme team on the MSc in E-learning. We are part of the Digital Cultures and Education (DiCE) research group.

Dr Jen Ross (Principal Investigator) is an Associate Lecturer in the Institute of Education, Community and Society. She works on the MSc in E-learning programme as academic technical director, course developer and tutor. Her research interests include e-learning in higher education and cultural institutions, online identity, reflective practice, e-portfolios and blogs, and online writing, assessment and feedback. Her web site is at http://www.jenrossity.net

phone: 0131 651 6133
email: jen.ross@ed.ac.uk

Dr Siân Bayne is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education, Associate Dean of Digital Scholarship in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Programme co-Director of the Edinburgh MSc in E-learning. Her research is concerned with the ways in which technological change prompts us to re-think what education is and can be. She was Principal Investigator on the research strand of the National Museums Online Learning Project, and she has held grants from the AHRC and the Higher Education Academy for projects researching the place of social media in lifelong learning. She was awarded the 2008 Chancellor’s Award for Teaching for her work on the MSc programme. Her web site is at http://www.malts.ed.ac.uk/staff/sian/

Dr Hamish Macleod is a Senior Lecturer within the Institute of Education, Community and Society, and Programme co-Director of the MSc in E-learning. His research and teaching interests are in the psychology of computer use, particularly the applications of information technology in teaching and learning. Part of his activities within the TLA over recent years has been in support of the University’s IT Literacy Programme, and he has recently worked on a number of Principal’s E-learning Fund research and development projects. He taught for many years in the University’s Department of Psychology and still retains close links with colleagues there. His web site is at http://homepages.ed.ac.uk/ejua41/

Clara O'Shea is an Associate Lecturer in the School of Education and coordinates two of the MSc in E-Learning courses, as well as tutoring on another three courses. Her research interests meet at the nexus of curriculum design, online learning and work-based learning. She has worked in a variety of disciplines developing curriculum in online and blended environments, including as a way of encouraging, educating and sustaining a mentoring programme for the Australian National University (for which she was awarded the ANU Council Medal for General Staff Excellence). Her work with John Bamber on the “Coming to the University of Edinburgh” project examining the role of online learning in developing professional identity and in facilitating the transition from further to higher education has led to uptake in the scheme across the University. Her most recent research has included an analysis of vocational educational programmes across Scotland, focussing on curriculum design and delivery, teaching and learning processes, and academic-workplace relations. Her web site is at http://claraoshea.wordpress.com/


updated 1 March 2012

contact jen.ross@ed.ac.uk for more information