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Prof Sian Bayne

Assistant Principal Digital Education

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Willingness to take PhD students: Yes



  • MA (Hons) English Literature

  • PhD 'Learning Cultures in Cyberspace'

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Current Research Interests

My areas of research interest are online and distance education, open education and museum learning. Alongside colleagues, I work at the forefront of new practices in digital teaching, through the online MSc in Digital Education and the MOOCs currently offered from Edinburgh. My research is informed by approaches issuing from critical posthumanism and post-structuralism, and is particularly concerned with digital textualities, digital subjects and the need to work against the idea of digital education as a purely technical concern.
I am open to discussion with potential PhD students interested in conducting critical research on these and other aspects of online education.

Collaborative Activity

For current and recent research projects, please see the Centre for Research in Digital Education web site:


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