Dr Simon Knight
My research focuses on how people think about knowledge and its representation. In philosophy of education my dissertation (Masters, UCL) looked at the epistemological side of assessment policy. My current work takes an empirical approach to student epistemic cognition - thinking about what we know, and how - particularly in information seeking and writing contexts. I've explored this by exploring the collaborative dialogue of small groups of children (MPhil, Cambridge) and undergraduates (PhD, Open) when using a collaborative browser addon (Coagmento, developed by Rutgers University).
I maintain a full CV and publication list on my personal website (see link below).
- Section Editor of the Journal of Learning Analytics (hot spot section)
- Chartered member of the British Psychological Society (CPsychol)
- Member of Society for Text and Discourse
- Member of Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain
- Member of Society of Learning Analytics Research
- Qualified Secondary Teacher (I primarily taught A-level philosophy and psychology in the UK)
I'm interested in supporting students very broadly in learning analytics, and particularly in topics around epistemic cognition and student writing.
I coordinate the 'Data Science for Innovation' subject in our Masters in Data Science and Innovation, and teach on/coordinate the undergraduate quantitative literacy subject 'Arguments, Evidence, and Intuition'
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- In the AWA project we collaborate with Xerox Research in Europe (XRCE)
Work from my PhD is in collaboration with:
- Chirag Shah and Matthew Mitsui at Rutgers University InfoSeeking Lab http://www.infoseeking.org/
- Dirk Tempelaar at Maastricht University,
- Bart Rienties and Karen Littleton at the Open University, UK
- We have active collaborations with the SOLET (Science of Learning and Educational Technology) lab at Arizona State University
- We collaborate with a number of Australian universities