Brief biog: Neil Selwyn has been researching and writing about digital education for the past 25 years. He is currently a Distinguished Research Professor at Monash University, Melbourne. Recent books include: ‘Should Robots Replace Teachers? AI and the future of education‘ (Polity 2019) and the third edition of ‘Education and Technology: key issues & debates’ (Bloomsbury, 2021). Twitter: @neil_selwyn
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Longer biog: Neil Selwyn is a Distinguished Research Professor in the Faculty of Education, Monash University, Melbourne – having previously worked in the Institute of Education, London and the Cardiff School of Social Sciences. He has spent the past 25 years researching the integration of digital technology into schools, universities and adult learning.
Neil is recognised as a leading international researcher in the area of digital education – with particular expertise in the ‘real-life’ constraints and problems faced when technology-based education is implemented. He is currently working on nationally-funded projects examining the roll-out of educational data and learning analytics, AI technologies, and the changing nature of teachers’ digital work.
Neil has carried out funded research on digital technology, society and education for national research agencies and funders in the UK, Australia, US, Sweden and Uruguay, alongside projects for the BBC, Gates Foundation, Microsoft Partners in Learning, Save The Children, National Assembly of Wales and UNESCO.
Neil is a regular keynote speaker at international conferences and a core member of the ‘Digital Education Research‘ group within Monash. He also produces the ‘Meet The Education Researcher‘ podcast – exploring the latest ideas from across the world of education research. He is writing this in the third person.