Dr Ibrar Bhatt, Lecturer (School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work), Queen’s University Belfast
Dr Mark Carrigan, Researcher at Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.
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 (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) Mark Carrigan is a postdoctoral research associate in the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge.
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.