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Analytics: The Datafication of Higher Education and Work

Date & Times: April, 13th, 9.30am-12pm

Location: Paterson’s Land room 1.18, Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

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This seminar series will examine the role of education and digital technology in developing notions of contemporary citizenship. As the era of ‘big data’ promises all kinds of disruptions, from economic revolutions, to new scientific insights, to modified forms of governance, participation and activism, the balance between the citizen and the state requires renewed attention. Education, as the foundation and ‘lifelong’ thread of public life, appears to be subject to the disruptive ventures of ‘big data’ governance, but also a key site for the shaping of new kinds of ‘citizen’. Three seminars in this series will critically address the education themes of schooling, higher education, and community education.

The second seminar in this series is entitled ‘Analytics: The Datafication of Higher Education and Work’. Higher education students and professional learners appear to be on the threshold of broad ‘learning analytics’ implementations that, through expertise in computer science and behavioural psychology, adapt and personalise experiences with platform software, but also establish automated contact with faculty and advance agendas for scaled provision in the sector.

With Jeremy Knox (University of Edinburgh), Terrie Lynn Thompson, Anna Wilson, & Cate Watson (University of Stirling), and Karen Gregory (University of Edinburgh)

The Data Citizenship seminar series is hosted by the Centre for Research in Digital Education ( and the Edinburgh Futures Institute (

To find out more about this seminar series click HERE.

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