Digital Futures

Shaping digital futures

The rise of digital technology is transforming the world in which we live. Our research aims to critically and proactively shape the way in which education responds now and in the future.

Our Focus

We examine the educational implications of established and emerging digital technologies and practices.

There are significant technological challenges in education, and we want to understand them. These range from the increasing reliance on virtual education to the rise of data-driven educational processes, digitally automated decision making and AI-driven education.

We look at the impact of the intensification of digital practices in teaching and learning, as well as the influence of technology on wellbeing, health and safety of learners.

Through our research we aim to influence both education policy and practice. We engage in theoretically and empirically robust forms of inquiry and use our work to support evidence-based decision making.

In practice

Funded projects

Global Critical Conversations

Our series of Global Critical Conversations welcomes a line-up of distinguished scholars, educators and industry representatives to share their insights and engage in dialogue.

In a recent panel discussion we explored the topic "AI and the future of education ".

To find out more you can watch the panel discussion on YouTube and download the illustration produced by artist Jenny Leonard.

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Illustration by Jenny Leonard