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Ms. Clara O'Shea

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I am an Associate Lecturer in the School of Education. I teach on the MSc in Digital Education and am working towards a PhD on ‘Kinds of learning and kinds of play: an exploration of identity development in formal and informal digital environments’.


  • BA (Hons) History

  • BSc (Psychology)

  • Masters in Online Education

  • MSc in Science and Technology Studies

Current Research Interests

My research interests coalesce around ideas of digital culture and education, with specific interests around how we learn within online spaces (touching on community, place, identity, presence, enculturation, self regulation, assessment and feedback).

Collaborative Activity

For current and recent research projects, please see the Centre for Research in Digital Education web site:  http://www.de.ed.ac.uk/people/clara-oshea


Research outputs

  1. Manifesto for Teaching Online 2016

    Research output: Other contribution

  2. A new conceptual frame for group work: group connoisseurship

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  3. Disruptions and Dialogues: Supporting Collaborative Connoisseurship in Digital Environments

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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Research projects

  1. Dissertations at a Distance

    Project: Other ProjectUniversity Awarded Project Funding

  2. Student writing: innovative online strategies for assessment & feedback

    Project: Other ProjectUniversity Awarded Project Funding

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