Professor Rebecca Eynon
Professor of Education, the Internet and Society
Rebecca Eynon's research focuses on learning and the Internet, and the links between digital and social exclusion.
The power to capture and analyse vast amounts of data constitutes a paradigm shift in the ways we can understand and make decisions about learning and education, as description gives way to a wealth of possibilities for data modelling and prediction. While exciting, many choices about the use of data in education is driven by commercial agendas and data scientists, yet it is essential for researchers and educators to be part of this debate.
The project will take a comparative perspective and critically examine current strategies, policies and state of the art in the UK, the USA and Singapore to explore the following questions:
This project will lay the necessary empirical and theoretical foundations for further work in this area, and generate debate on the wider social implications that the use of data is likely to mean in education policy and practice.
This research is currently supported by the John Fell OUP Research Fund at the University of Oxford.