Dr Jen Ross
Principal Investigator

Jen has been working on digital learning and engagement projects with the museum and gallery sector since 2007, when she was part of the research team for the National Museums Online Learning Project. She is Deputy Director (KE) of Research and Knowledge Exchange in the School of Education (University of Edinburgh), member of the Centre for Research in Digital Education, and former programme director of the fully-online MSc in Digital Education. Her research interests include online distance learning, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), digital futures, reflective practices, and cultural and educational institutions online.

Professor Chris Speed

Chris is Chair of Design Informatics at the University of Edinburgh where his research focuses upon the Network Society, Digital Art and Technology, and The Internet of Things. Chris has sustained a critical enquiry into how network technology can engage with the fields of art, design and social experience through a variety of international digital art exhibitions, funded research projects, books journals and conferences.

Dr Jeremy knox

Jeremy is a Lecturer in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh and teaches the ‘E-learning and Digital Cultures’ MOOC in partnership with Coursera. Jeremy’s research interests include critical posthumanism and new materialism, and the implications of such thinking for education and educational research, with a specific focus on the digital.  Published work includes critical perspectives on Open Educational Resources (OER) and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).

Dr Claire Sowton
Research Associate

Claire has extensive experience working in the arts sector holding a variety of roles spanning research, management and practice. Claire’s research expertise is arts evaluation but includes the transformative power of the arts, transformative learning theory and visual research methods.

Chris Barker

Chris is a Hardware and Software Engineer in the Design Informatics research centre. He has worked with Chris Speed at Edinburgh College of Art since graduating with a BSc Digital Art & Technology from Plymouth University. He has recently worked on in the Mr Seel’s Garden project and developed the GhostCinema iPhone app.

The project was supported by an advisory group made up of colleagues from the cultural heritage sector and academia:

Emily Pringle (Chair), Head of Learning Practice and Research, Tate Modern and Tate Britain

Sian Bayne, Professor of Digital Education, University of Edinburgh

Christopher Ganley, Digital Content & Design Manager, National Galleries of Scotland

George Harris, Exhibitions Manager, Bowes Museum

Ceri Lewis, Managing Curator, ARTIST ROOMS, Tate & National Galleries of Scotland

Damien McGlynn, Digital Officer, ARTIST ROOMS, National Galleries of Scotland (until December 2015)

Nick Prior, Head of Sociology, University of Edinburgh

Jane Sillis, Director of Engage, National Association for Gallery Education