Congratulations to our
Centre for Social Informatics colleague Katherine Stephen, who has recently learnt that her poster submission to at the Tacit Engagement in the Digital Age University of Cambridge next month has been accepted.
The purpose of
the conference is to explore conceptions of tacit knowledge at a time when everyday life is increasingly augmented by artificial intelligence (AI). Katherine will present the research that she is currently undertaking for her Masters dissertation Metacognitive experiences of using AI in the workplace. (Katherine is completing her Masters degree at the University of Edinburgh as the first component of her 1+3 ESRC/SDS-funded PhD studentship on meta-skills maturity for future workplaces prior to joining us full-time in October to embark on her doctoral studies at Napier.)
In her Masters research Katherine examines metacognitive experiences – such as motivations, desire and fear – of a football coach and and a professional poet. Both have started to use some form of AI in their work, even though neither is based in a technology-focused workplace. Katherine intends to build a picture of the ways in which people react when interacting with information sources that evolve during use. She also expects that her research will provide insight into the role of self-understanding in the development of self-assurance and adaptability in changing workplaces.
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Staff from the School of Computing at a recent research event (photo credit Rameez Asif)
We are currently advertising 10 academic posts within the
School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University. Included in the list are vacancies for eight Lecturers, one Associate Professor, and one Professor. Applications are due by Tuesday 14th May. Continue reading
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Alicja Pawluczuk, Lyndsey Middleton, Dr John Mowbray, Lynn Killick, and Frances Ryan
Over the past six months four of the doctoral students within the
Centre for Social Informatics who have recently completed, or are close to completion, of their PhDs have already embarked on their post-PhD careers. Continue reading
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We have a newly updated Centre for Social Informatics flyer for spring 2019. Please follow the link to read about the work of our group, including details of research expertise, funders, recent PhD completions, and recent publications. The flyer includes profiles of the academic and research staff within our group: Continue reading
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Amongst the papers from is Information Seeking in Context (ISIC) 2018 published in the latest issue of Information Research an article that I co-authored with my Centre for Social Informatics colleagues Alicja Pawluczuk, Dr Gemma Webster, and Dr Colin Smith.
the paper we discuss the ways in which UK youth workers perceive their work in the context of digital literacy project facilitation. The findings, which derive from the analysis of data from interviews conducted with twenty digital youth workers, reveal (a) that youth workers are both excited and sceptical about the digital developments in the field, and (b) an anxiety associated with the lack of digital literacy skills in the youth work sector.
The paper is
available in full text from the . A Information Research web site PDF of the manuscript can also be downloaded from the Edinburgh Napier University repository.