Appointment of a new Chair in Digital Education

All students on the Programme will be interested to hear that the University is about to appoint a new Chair in Digital Education – some of you may have seen this post advertised.  Indeed, for all I know, some of you may have applied.  But i digress.  This will be a new colleague who will join the School of Education,  the Digital Education Masters teaching team, and the Digital Cultures and Education research group.

On Monday 26th May – in the afternoon – candidates who have been invited to interview for the post will be in the School of Education at the Holyrood campus to give presentations on their work.  So those of you who actually live in, and around, Edinburgh are welcome to come along to those presentations.  The presentations will begin at 12.45pm, and there are four candidates.  Protocol dictates that we are not aware of the names of the candidates in advance.

Candidates have been asked to talk to the following brief :

Please give a presentation on your area of research, and how it would contribute to the wider scholarship of Digital Education within the Schools of Education and Informatics and Across the University of Edinburgh. Please also indicate your vision of what the next 5/10 years of research might include.

Presentations will take place in the Godfrey Thomson Hall in Thomson’s Land on the Holyrood campus.  We are asked to indicate if we want to attend, and this can be done by email to the PA to the Head of School, Colin Campbell (


Author: Hamish Macleod

Senior Lecturer in the School of Education of the University of Edinburgh. C-Director of the MSc Programme in eLearning.

2 thoughts on “Appointment of a new Chair in Digital Education”

    1. Good Point! We should have been celebrating this great news about Sian here in this blog. 🙂 Thank you.

      But this is a different appointment. Sian’s Chair is a “Personal Chair” awarded by the University for her excellent achievements in her present appointment as Senior Lecturer within the University. The presentations next week are in connection with a new appointment, which is open to applications from anyone; whether within, or outside, the University.

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