Online conference: Towards an effective and equitable digital education ecosystem


Allison Littlejohn

UCL Knowledge Lab, United Kingdom



Allison Littlejohn is Professor of Learning Technology at University College London and Director of the UCL Knowledge Lab, a transdisciplinary research centre shaping the future of society and technology. Her research examines how digital technology is reshaping new ways of knowing in professional contexts. Her latest study, funded by UKRI (UK Research Innovation) examines how advanced computing infrastructure, including AI, is changing the relationships of science researchers with software and algorithms. Her research has made contributions to the understanding of how people learn for work across the Energy, Finance, Health, Education and International Development sectors. Prof Littlejohn joined UCL in January 2020. Previously she was Dean (Learning & Teaching), in the College of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow; Academic Director of Digital Innovation at the Open University (2015-2019); and Founding Director of the Caledonian Academy at Glasgow Caledonian University (2006 – 2014), where she was Senior Researcher for Royal Dutch Shell’s learning innovation division (2008-2010). Her academic background is diverse, having worked in faculties of Science, Engineering, Education and Social Science, which enables her to appreciate diverse perspectives around how data and high performance computing affects society.

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