Skip to content

Past event

Digitisation and education: an interdisciplinary exploration of new and emerging questions and approaches

This online event was a collaboration between the BERA Digital Education and Philosophy of Education SIGs. We aimed to create a dynamic space for postgraduate students and early career researchers to share work in progress papers, engage in discussion, and build links with other researchers.


Welcome and introductions


The ethical debates, impact and relevance of using AI large language models (LLMs) in exam-driven classrooms – a sixth form college case study.
Tim Hallas, Anglia Ruskin University

Designing for digitalisation amidst the anti-screen movement in Sweden
Robin Samuelsson, Mälardalen University


Behind the ‘Doors’ of Breakout Rooms: Opportunities and Concerns in Hybrid Post-pandemic Classrooms
Ivan Au, University of Oxford

WhatsApp with doctoral researchers: A reflexive autoethnography
Kathryn Chandler, Lancaster University


Human and Machine in Harmony. Rethinking Music Literacy in the Age of AI
Ksenija Laskova, Wolfson College

Teacher Reliance on Technology; How has Covid-19 affected teacher reliance on technology in an establishment in an economically deprived area?
Laura Chisnall, University of Bolton




The Interactive Discipline Wheel: a novel way to navigate the architecture of digital knowledge – using GenAI
Sam Clarke, Canterbury Christ Church University

Evaluation of Digital Pedagogies in the CPD Curriculum of English Language Academics at Three Federal Universities in the Southwest Geopolitical Zone of Nigeria
Oluwaremilekun Adetayo, Liverpool John Moores University


Digital Citizenship and Its Discontents
Hany Zayed, University of Illinois

Assessing professional learning in MOOCs with automatic text analysis: from knowledge acquisition to knowledge application
Xiaoyan Guo, University College London


Placebo and nocebo effects of generative AI (GenAI) on subjectification of students in higher education
Mariia Tishenina, Edge Hill University

The digital citizen beyond the classroom: expanding ethnography to meet the needs of research in today’s digitized school
Ted Palenski, University of Glasgow


Closing plenary


Event Close





Profile picture of Naomi Hodgson
Naomi Hodgson, Dr

Reader in Education at Edge Hill University

Dr Naomi Hodgson is a Reader in Education at Edge Hill University, UK, and a Visiting Professor at KU Leuven, Belgium. Her research focuses on the relationship between education, governance, and subjectivity, and she is currently leading research...

Profile picture of Victoria I. Ekpo
Victoria I. Ekpo, Dr

Lecturer in Secondary English Education at N/A

Victoria I. Ekpo is a lecturer in Secondary English Education and a final-year PhD student at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk. Her research centres around questions of authenticity – the self and their ontology – and ways in which poetry...

Profile picture of Nashwa Ismail
Nashwa Ismail, Dr

Lecturer at University of Liverpool

Dr Nashwa Ismail has an MSc and a PhD in Digital Education from the University of Southampton, and she is a Fellow (FHEA) at Advance HE. Her current role is as a lecturer in the Centre for Professional Development (CEDS) at the University of...

Profile picture of Jennifer Crowdy
Jennifer Crowdy, Ms

Senior Digital Ambassador & PhD Student at The University of Winchester

Jennifer Crowdy is a Senior Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Developer and PhD student at the University of Winchester. She has worked in the education sector since 2011, having been employed in a range of roles with a technology and early...

Profile picture of Koula Charitonos
Koula Charitonos, Dr

Senior Lecturer at The Open University

Dr Koula Charitonos is a Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Educational Technology in the Open University. Her research is integrative and spans three areas: 1. Professional learning for complex professional knowledge work; 2. Pedagogies and...

Profile picture of Kate O’Shaughnessy
Kate O’Shaughnessy, Ms

Education Consultant at IOE, UCL's Faculty of Education and Society

Hi – I'm Kate, the Director of OSC Education Ltd. I'm all about connecting theory with practice in education. I started teaching English in East London before becoming a senior leader for many years. Now I work with schools to develop...


Profile picture of Hany Zayed
Hany Zayed, Dr

Visiting Scholar at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Visiting Scholar on Global Digital Change at the Center for Global Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Profile picture of Robin Samuelsson
Robin Samuelsson, Dr

Assistant Professor at Mäldardalen University

Robin Samuelsson is an Assistant Professor at Mälardalen University, and a former visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the InTouch research team based at the Knowledge Lab, University College London. His research interests include play-based...

Ivan Au, Mr

DPhil Candidate, Vice-Chancellor's Colloquium Teaching Facilitator at University of Oxford

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium & Summer Internship Programme and as a Senior Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a...

Profile picture of Kathy Chandler
Kathy Chandler, Dr

Lecturer in technology enhanced learning at Lancaster University

I am a Lecturer in Technology Enhanced Learning at Lancaster University. I research the experiences of students and educators. I am interested in the relationship between people and technology, the affordances of online spaces, how we build...

Profile picture of Ksenija Laskova
Ksenija Laskova, Miss

Teaching Professional at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge

London based teaching professional and self-advocated early-career practitioner researcher in music education with enthusiasm for the interdisciplinary reseach in educational philosophies and digital technology.

Profile picture of Laura Chisnall
Laura Chisnall, Miss

PhD Student at The University of Bolton

Teacher with PGCE Secondary Drama with QTS, and Drama and English Literature BA Hons. Experience with working with students with special educational needs and experience as an English Teacher and as a Drama Teacher. Currently studying an EdD with...

Profile picture of Sam Clarke
Sam Clarke, Mr

Lecturer of Primary Education at Canterbury Christ Church University

Lecturer of Primary Education at CCCU: As an academic, I have planned and delivered various interactive and engaging workshops focusing on the topic of GenAI in education both in the primary classroom and higher education institutions. I have...

Profile picture of Oluwaremilekun Adetayo
Oluwaremilekun Adetayo, Mrs

PGR Student at Liverpool John Moores University

I am Remi Adetayo a third-year PhD student in the Education Department of the Education and Social Justice Faculty at Liverpool John Moores University. I have taught in Nigerian Navy schools for over 19 years in primary and secondary schools. I...

Profile picture of Tim Hallas
Tim Hallas, Mr

Post Graduate Researcher at Anglia Ruskin University

Tim Hallas is a music technology teacher, writer, and expert. He currently teaches the A-Level Music Technology at Hills Road Sixth Form College in Cambridge, and he has previously worked across the country as a music, technology and education...

Profile picture of Mariia Tishenina
Mariia Tishenina, Mrs

PhD student at Edge Hill University

Mariia Tishenina is a final-year PhD student at the Faculty of Education, Edge Hill University, UK. Mariia holds an MSc in Comparative and International Education from the University of Oxford and an MSc in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics...

Profile picture of Ted Palenski
Ted Palenski, Mr

PhD Student at University of Glasgow

PhD Researcher at the University of Glasgow, researching the intersection of digital technology and primary and secondary education, making use of ethnographic approaches through a postcritical, sociotechnical lens

Profile picture of Xiaoyan Guo
Xiaoyan Guo, Miss

PhD student at University College London

PhD student in educational technology at University College London, with research focuses on learning analytics, learning design and blended and online education.