CV

2012-2015            Doctor of Philosophy, Knowledge Media Institute (KMI), Open University, supervised by Simon Buckingham Shum and Karen Littleton, and from May 2014, Bart Rienties. Successfully defended December 2015, examined by Sten Ludvigsen and Allison Littlejohn. Thesis: ‘Learning analytics for epistemic cognition in collaborative information seeking tasks’. (Fully funded ‘Pro-Vice Chancellor’s Research Studentship’). See CV for published outputs. Chartered Psychologist membership of the British Psychological Society awarded.

2011-2012            MPhil, Educational Research, Darwin College, University of Cambridge, supervised by Neil Mercer: Distinction. Thesis: ‘Finding Knowledge: The role of dialogue in collaborative information retrieval’. (My Nominet Trust Associate Researcher role provided support towards MPhil fees). Three published outputs: The role of exploratory talk in classroom search engine tasksThe role of collaborative, epistemic discourse in classroom information seeking tasks; Resources for Searching with the Internet.

2009-2011            MA, Philosophy of Education, Institute of Education, University of London, supervised by Jan Derry: Distinction. Dissertation: ‘The implications of extended mind for educational assessment’.

2009-2010            PGCE, 14-19 Social Sciences, Institute of Education, University of London (3 M-level & 1 H-level module: A grades. The highest ‘very good’ rating for the practical element). 1 assignment published: AfL for inclusive, differentiated learning.

2004-2008            BSc (Hons) International, Philosophy & Psychology, University of Leeds: 2.1. Dissertation: ‘Anger or Fairness in Ultimatum Game Rejections?” (supervised by Colin Lever). Study abroad year at YorkU, Toronto.

2002-2004            Barton Peveril 6th Form College, Eastleigh: 2003 – 1 A-level: Religious Studies, (B). 1 AS level: Mathematics (D). 2004 – 3 A-levels: History (B), Psychology (A), Sociology (B). 1 AS level: Citizenship (B).

1997-2002            St George Catholic School for Boys, Southampton: 11 GCSEs A*-C including English and Mathematics. 1 AS level – Religious Studies (B).

– October 2015 – Present – Research Fellow / Lecturer (US Assistant Professor equivalent, as of 2017), Connected Intelligence Centre, University of Technology Sydney

  • Teaching:
    • I support subjects across our Masters in Data Science and Innovation (MDS)
    • I contribute to (and became co-ordinator of) the Data Science and Innovation subject
    • I contribute to the undergraduate module Arguments Evidence and Intuition (AEI) co-ordinating in Summer semester 2016
    • With Roberto Martinez Maldonado I coordinate the Higher Degrees Research (HDR) activities in CIC
    • See ‘Academic Service’ for student-supervision roles
  • Research
    • I am leading projects based on writing analytics (broadly construed)  described here
    • 2016 – I am part of the UTS team on the OLT funded ‘beyond the lms‘ project
    • 2016 – I am co-leading a project (‘CIC-around’) on a student co-designed blogging and learning-analytics suite in wordpress (including a $10k teaching and learning grant)
    • 2016 – I am leading in CIC on writing analytics projects with law and accounting, (including a $10k teaching and learning grant)
    • 2016 – I am a named investigator on a ‘flipped learning’ OER development project (including a $10k teaching and learning grant)

– December 2013 – September 2015 – Wikimedia UK Vice-chair and Trustee/director (unpaid voluntary position)

  • From March 2014 to September 2015 I was vice-chair of the WMUK board
  • I was on the strategy taskforce, as of March 2014 our strategy has been formally adopted. I’ve talked about this process
  • I sat as board liaison on the Education Committee
  • I was an advisory trustee on the Grants Committee
  • I was co-opted as a trustee of WMUK in November 2013. I was elected to a 2 year term on August 9th 2014, resigning September 2015 to move to Sydney. Wikimedia UK is a registered charity that exits to help collect, develop and distribute freely licensed knowledge (and other educational, cultural and historic material). It does this by bringing the Wikimedia community in the UK together, and by building links with UK-based cultural institutions, universities, charities and other bodies. As the Wikimedia chapter covering the United Kingdom, the charity also represent UK-based Wikimedians to the Wikimedia Foundation and the global Wikimedia movement.

– December 2012 to January 2013 – The Open University: Consultant wiki editor, EdFutures

  • Part time (1 day a week) wiki editor and support for creation and editing of Open Educational Resources and articles on ‘levers for change’ in education (focussing on learning analytics).

– December 2012 to February 2013 – University of Cambridge: Casual Teaching Associate, OER4Schools

  • Casual wiki editor and support for creation and editing of Open Educational Resources, particularly on the OER4Schools Teacher Education in Africa project. I also assisted in editing a book on the use of Interactive White Boards during this time.

– October 2012 to November 2012– University of Cambridge: Teaching Associate, OER4Schools

  • Part time (1 day a week) wiki editor and support for creation and editing of Open Educational Resources, particularly on the OER4Schools Teacher Education in Africa project. I also wrote a chapter on promoting dialogue in the classroom for a book on the use of Interactive White Boards (IWB) during this time.

– June 2012 to September 2012 – University of Cambridge: Teaching Associate, Open Educational Resources (ORBIT)

  • Employed to create, curate, catalogue and edit resources for mathematics and science teaching on a JISC funded project (ORBIT) within the Faculty of Education, with particular reference to use by PGCE students.

– January to December 2012 – Associate Researcher at Nominet Trust – Research Communication; posts viewable http://www.nominettrust.org.uk/knowledge-centre/blogs/?filters=uid%3A3929

– August 2011 – Research Communication Intern, Nominet Trust – Measuring ‘value’ in social media projects

– July 2011 to September 2011 – Cardinal Wiseman Language College: Senior ICT Technician

  • Responsibility for updating SIMS Assessment Manager systems

– July 2010 to August 2011 – Saffron Walden County High School: Teacher of Psychology, Philosophy and Sociology

  • Main scale teacher, with active involvement in the school research community, department VLE development and training, and responsibility as a sixth-form attached tutor.

– November 2008 to August 2009 – Cardinal Wiseman Language College: 6th form Study Skills coordinator & Member of ICT Data Team

  • Responsibility for sixth form study skills mentoring and resource bank creation.
  • ICT project coordinator for behaviour management and 6th form data. Responsible for migrating from Sleuth to SIMS behaviour management and overall setup of 6th form data systems.

– Summer 2007 – University of Leeds: International Office Assistant

  • Meet and Greet, campus tour, and international office ‘help desk’ assistant. Following the meet & greet service I was invited to work as an international office student day-trip assistant over the academic year.

– Summers 2006-2009 and December 2007 – Cardinal Wiseman Language College: Teaching assistant

  • Gifted & Talented Summer school – organiser and supervisor (2007) and assistant (06, 08, 09).
  • Certificate of Personal Effectiveness coaching for a group of 5 year 10 pupils – 2007.
  • Adult Literacy and Numeracy skills tests coach for roughly 70 year 10 and 11 pupils – 2007.
  • Year 7 and 8 English and Mathematics optional test marking – 2006 & 2007.

– Summer 2005-2009 – Cardinal Wiseman Language College: Admin/ICT assistant

  • Assistant ICT administrator for: SIMS assessment manager; Sleuth behaviour management system (2007); SIMS behaviour module (2009). For the latter I planned and implemented the move, including writing some custom export templates (coding VBA) to give a fortnightly ‘behaviour balance’ score.
  • 2006-2010: Designed and maintained Excel based Year 11 grade tracking sheets to monitor pupil’s achievement against their target grades, and motivation marks.
  • Data entry and analysis for Maths/English optional tests (2006-2007).
  • Assistant ICT administrator for: Uniservity (2005), and Moodle (thereafter).

– Summers 2002-2005 – St George Catholic School for Boys: Teaching assistant

  • Gifted and Talented Summer School Assistant (all four years).
  • In 2003 I designed a science department website and in 2004 I assisted on the school’s Uniservity VLE.

– Lak17 Conference – Best Paper Nomination for ‘Reflective Writing Analytics for Actionable Feedback in Authentic Assessment’ (led by Gibson, et al.,).

– 2016 – I co-authored the application for the Pearson-ACODE Technology Enhanced Learning Award (with Darrall Thompson – REVIEW inventor), for which REVIEW was ‘Highly Commended Award for Innovation in Technology Enhanced Learning’.  Application here.

– 2016 – Team finalists (with CIC-AWA team) in ASCILITE Learning Analytics SIG Awards for Excellence in Learning Analytics, Academic Writing Analytics, an online learning application using Natural Language Parsing techniques to analyse student analytic and reflective writing, and then giving feedback at sentence and whole text level.

– 2014 – Winner of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy ‘Brian Michael Goldberg Memorial Award’.

– Lak13 Conference – Best Paper Nomination for ‘Epistemology, Pedagogy, Assessment, Learning Analytics’.

– November 2011 – Finalist (£1000), Pearson Innov8 competition with a pitch for: ‘Assessment for Learning (AfL) in technologically distributed & mobile environments’.

– 2017 – University of Technology Sydney, $9,974 (AUD) Vice Chancellor’s Teaching and Learning Grant. PI: Simon Knight (Lecturer: Connected Intelligence Centre); with Andrea Leigh, Leigh Martin, and Yvonne Davila (School of Science). Investigating the diagnostic potential of a science benchmarking task.

– 2017 – University of Technology Sydney, $9,856 (AUD) Vice Chancellor’s Teaching and Learning Grant. PI: Simon Knight (Lecturer: Connected Intelligence Centre); with Mary Coupland (Maths) and Coral Connor (Maths). Noisy Sheets; A practical Approach to Scalable, Authentic Assessment for Quantitative Literacy.

– 2017 – University of Technology Sydney, $4,165.20 (AUD) Vice Chancellor’s Teaching and Learning Grant. PI: Philippa Ryan (Faculty of Law) and Simon Knight (Lecturer: Connected Intelligence Centre). Assessing the impact of automated writing feedback on student revisions in Civil Law.

– 2016 – ~$3,000 (AUD) Writing for Data Scientists, Balanced Teaching Periods internal UTS funding.

– 2016 – $3,400 (AUD) Assessing the Quality of Feedback Comments in a Benchmarking Exercise, funding from Andrea Leigh’s OLT citation.

– 2016 – $2,000 (USD) with Laura Allen (at ASU) NSF Data Consortium Fellow.

– 2016 – University of Technology Sydney, $9,621 (AUD) Vice Chancellor’s Teaching and Learning Grant. PI: Janet Chelliah (Scholarly Information Manager: UTS Library), with: Theresa Anderson (Senior lecturer & MDSI course coordinator: Connected Intelligence Centre); Peter Kandlbinder (Senior Lecturer: IML); Julie-Anne Marshall (Manager: eResearch, UTSeScholarship, UTS Library); and Simon Knight (Research Fellow: Connected Intelligence Centre). Flipping the textbook: Student-created textbooks for students.

– 2016 – University of Technology Sydney, $10,000 (AUD) Vice Chancellor’s Teaching and Learning Grant. PI: Amanda White (Lecturer: Business) & Nicole Sutton (Lecturer: Business); with David Brown (Professor: Business); Rachael Lewis (PhD candidate: Business); Adam Aitken (Academic Language Liason: IML); Simon Buckingham Shum (Professor: Connected Intelligence Centre); and Simon Knight (Research fellow: Connected Intelligence Centre). Improving written communication skills in an accounting subject through the use of writing analytics.

– 2016 – University of Technology Sydney, $10,000 (AUD) Vice Chancellor’s Teaching and Learning Grant. Co-primary investigator with Theresa Anderson. Participatory design and evaluation of an online mentoring space for postgraduate students.

– 2015 – Invited (funded) participant at the DIMACS Workshop on Social and Collaborative Information Seeking (SCIS), Rutgers University.

– 2014 – BPS Psychology of Education Section (PES) conference bursary recipient.

– June 30-July 5th 2013 – Funded attendee at the Learning Analytics Summer Institute (LASI) http://www.solaresearch.org/events/lasi/.

– October 2012-2015 – In addition to the OU Chancellor’s Scholarship, I have been granted separate funding to attend various conferences & other academic visits during my PhD.

– October 2012-2015 – Chancellor’s Scholarship, Open University.

– October 24-29 2016 – Study visit to Arizona State University, The Science of Learning and Educational Technology (SoLET) Lab, to build collaboration around writing analytics. Funded by NSF Data Consortium fellowship (Laura Allen).

– October 6-10 2014 – Study visit to Maastricht University to undertake empirical work. Funded by the Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET), OU.

– June 16-20 2014 – Study visit to InfoSeeking lab at Rutgers, New Jersey. Funded by the Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET), OU.

– July 14th-27th 2013 – Visiting scholar at University of Wisconsin in Madison, hosted by David Williamson Shaffer in the Epistemic Games group. Funded by the Epistemic Games group and Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET) OU.

– July 8th-12th 2013 – Visiting scholar at the Lytics Lab, Stanford.

BPS chartered membership logo – 2008 to present – Member of the British Psychological Society (and Psychology of Education section); as of January 2016 I am a chartered psychologist (CPsychol).

– 2015 – Member of the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR).

– 2014 – Member of the International Society of the Learning Sciences.

– December 2013 to present – I am a member of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain (PESGB).

– March 2013 to present – I have an informal relationship with the Extended Knowledge philosophy project at the University of Edinburgh http://www.extended-knowledge.ppls.ed.ac.uk/?page_id=182.

– October 2012 to present – Member of Wikimedia UK.

– October 2012 to 2014 – Participant in Society for Learning Analytics Research distributed lab.

– 2017 – Special Section guest editor for the Journal of Learning Analytics on Temporal analyses of learning data

– 2016 – Hot spots editor for the Journal of Learning Analytics (3 year term commencing July 2016)

– 2017 – Workshop & Tutorials Chair for the 7th International Learning Analytics and Knowledge conference,Vancouver

– 2016 – Social Media and Publicity Chair for the 6th International Learning Analytics and Knowledge conference, Edinburgh

– 2017 – I represent CIC at the Graduate Research School Board

– 2016 – I sit on the Task Force to scale up the undergraduate ‘Arguments, Evidence, and Intuition’

– 2016 – With Roberto Martinez Maldonado I coordinate the Higher Degrees Research (HDR) activities in CIC

– 2016 – I sit on the UTS Data Governance Sub-Committee

– 2016 – I attend the (self-assessment technology) REVIEW User Group (RUG) meetings

– 2016 – UTS learning.futures compliance peer review group

– January 2017 to present – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning; invited review for one paper

– 2017 – Programme Committee member for 2nd Workshop on Evaluation of Collaborative Information Seeking and Retrieval (ECol 2017) at CHIIR 2017

– December 2016 – British Journal of Educational Technology; invited review for one paper

– 2016 – Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) 2017; invited review for one paper

– July 2016 to present –  Educational Research Review; invited review for one article

– May 2016 to present – Australian Research Council (ARC) grant reviewer

– April 2016 – Learning with MOOCs (LWMOOCs) Program Committee Member

– March 2016 – ascilite2016 Program Committee Member

– February 2016 to present – IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies; invited review for one article

– December 2015 to present – Ethics and Information Technology; invited review for two articles

– 2016 and 2017 – Programme Committee member for the International Learning Analytics and Knowledge conference, Edinburgh

– November 2015 to present – Online Learning Journal; invited review for one article

– January 2015 to present – Journal of the Learning Sciences; invited review for one article

–  2014 and 2016 – Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) 2015 and 2017 conference reviewer

– November 2014 to present – International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning; invited review for one article

– August 2014 to present – Language and Education; invited review for two articles

– 2014, 2015 and 2016 – Programme Committee Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology-Enhanced Learning

– May 2014 to present – The Information Society; invited review for one article

– 2014 and 2016 – International Conference of the Learning Sciences reviewer

– October 2013 to present – Computers and Education; invited review for four articles

– August 2013 to present – Journal of Learning Analytics; invited review for seven articles

– August 2013 to present – Research in Learning Technology; invited review for three articles

– June 2013 to present – Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval; invited reviewer

– November 2011 to present – International Journal of Education Research; invited review for one article

– February 2011 to present – Psychology Teaching Review (DTRP publication); invited review for one article

– May 2011 to present – Debate, Division of Educational and Child Psychologists’ newsletter; two book reviews (unpublished)

The Masters of Data Science and Innovation is a taught masters (i.e., not by research) with two independent project module ‘innovation labs’ (ilabs). I act as either a client or academic advisor:

  • Springer semester 2016, Perry Stephenson, Mining the Research Excellence Framework (REF) Impact Studies project (or Impact McImpactface)
  • Spring semester 2016, Sushrut Karmudi, Aditya Dorge, and Anuj Kapil, analysis and visualisation of student search data (a project for learnmeter)

At PhD level:

  • Commencing January 2017, I co-supervise (with Simon Buckingham Shum) Bikalpa Neupane – a visiting PhD candidate from Penn State, awarded an Endeavour Fellowship
  • Commencing September 2016, I co-supervise (with Simon Buckingham Shum) Shibani Antonette
  • Commencing May 2016, I co-supervise (with Theresa Anderson) Amy Chandler

– July 2013 – LASI13 (Learning Analytics Summer Institute) participant. Funded by the institute, and the Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET), OU.

– January to March 2012 – Participant in ‘Learning Analytics and Knowledge’ MOOC

– September 20-23rd 2011 – Knowledge and Policy (in education and health) Summer School, cofounded by the Graduate School of Social Sciences from the French-speaking Community of Belgium and the European Commission (Project n° 0288848-2 within 6th Framework Program). Funded participant (approx value €600).

– July 2010 – European Federation of Psychology Students Associations (EFPSA) European Summer School (ESS). Subsidised participant (approx value €400). Thirty European psychology students worked with 5 PhD students to design and run a research project; applicants were selected from across Europe.

*key publications underlined

– October 2016 –  Writing Analytics to Improve Formative Feedback. Presented at Transforming Assessment. http://transformingassessment.com/civicrm/event/info?id=103 Buckingham Shum, S., Knight, S., Gibson, A., Ryan, P., & Aitken, A. (2016).

– October 2016 –  Writing Practices and Epistemic Cognition, Arizona State University.

– October 2016 –  Sites of Epistemic Cognition, at the Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation, University of Sydney.

– June 2016 –  Participatory Design Of A Learning Space and Learning Analytics invited talk (with Theresa Anderson) at the Learning Analytics and Data Science in Education Research Group, University of New South Wales.

– April 2016 – Collaborative Information Seeking, a Lens on Epistemic Cognition, invited talk at the MEDIATE group, University of Oslo Faculty of Education.

– April 2016 – Epistemic Cognition Socialised, invited talk at the MEDIATE group, University of Oslo Faculty of Education.

– May 2015 – Invited (funded) participant at the DIMACS Workshop on Social and Collaborative Information Seeking (SCIS), Rutgers University.

– March 2015 – Collaborative Information Seeking Tasks as Complex Performance Assessments, presented  in the LIS Speaker Series, at the School of Communication and Information, Rutgers.

– February 2015 – Grounding Learning Analytics in Theory, presented to the Special Topics in Learning Technologies Course: Learning Analytics in the Knowledge Age, at the University of Minnesota.

– November 2014 – Designing Learning Analytics for Epistemic Cognition, presented to the Linnaeus Centre for Research on Learning, Interaction and Mediated Communication in Contemporary Society (LinCS) at Gothenburg University.

– June 2014 – Epistemic Commitments in Collaborative Information Seeking, presented to the infoseeking group at Rutgers University, New Jersey.

– June 2014 – Invited participant in the Educational Technology Action Group cluster 2a (Students with sight & control of their own complex learning “big” data) consultation.

– May 2014 – Invited attendee at Philosophy of Education Society GB discussion seminar on ‘accessibility’ & ‘clarity’ in philosophy of education.

– April 3-4 2014 – Invited speaker at the HEA Social Sciences learning and teaching summit: exploring the implications of ‘the era of big data’ for learning and teaching.

– November 7th-8th 2013 – Invited speaker at the 2nd ‘Society of the Query‘ Conference, Amsterdam.

– September 5th 2013 – Invited attendee to British Academy sponsored Cambridge Workshop on Analysing Dialogic Interactions in Classrooms.

Knight, S., & Buckingham Shum, S. (Forthcoming). Theory and Learning Analytics.

Knight, S., & Littleton, K. (2015). Learning through Collaborative Information Seeking. In P. Hansen, C. Shah, & C.-P. Klas (Eds.), Collaborative Information Seeking: Best practices, New Domains, New Thoughts. Springer.

Newman, K., Knight, S., Elbeshausen, S., & Hansen, P. (2015). Situating CIS – The importance of Context in Collaborative Information Seeking. In P. Hansen, C. Shah, & C.-P. Klas (Eds.), Collaborative Information Seeking: Best practices, New Domains, New Thoughts. Springer.

Knight, S., & Littleton, K. (2015). Thinking, Interthinking, and Technological Tools. In R. Wegerif, L. Li, & J. C. Kaufman (Eds.), The Routledge International Handbook of Research on Teaching Thinking. Routledge. Individual chapter from http://oro.open.ac.uk/39309/

Knight, S. (2014). Finding Knowledge: What Is It To “Know” When We Search? In Society of the Query Reader: Reflections on Web Search. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Institute of Network Cultures. Whole book available online. Individual chapter from http://oro.open.ac.uk/39307

Knight, S. (2013). Promoting Dialogue in the Classroom. In S. Hennessy, P. Warwick, L. Brown, D. Rawlins, & C. Neale (Eds.), Developing Interactive Teaching and Learning Using the IWB. Open University Press. Available via The Open University Eprint Archive: http://oro.open.ac.uk/36484

Knight, S. (2013). Appendix C7.1: Resources for Searching with the Internet. In S. Hennessy, P. Warwick, L. Brown, D. Rawlins, & C. Neale (Eds.), Developing Interactive Teaching and Learning Using the IWB. Open University Press. (longer version here)

Knight, S., & ORBIT Team (Eds.). (2012). ORBIT Coursebook (1st ed.). Cambridge, UK: ORBIT. Retrieved from http://orbit.educ.cam.ac.uk/wiki/ORBIT:Books/ORBIT

Knight, S., & Littleton, K. (2017). Socialising Epistemic Cognition. Educational Research Reviewhttps://doi-org/10.1016/j.edurev.2017.02.003 Author accepted version available  for download  here (pdf)

Knight, S., Rienties, B., Littleton, K., Tempelaar, D. T., Mitsui, M., & Shah, C. (2017). The Orchestration of a Collaborative Information Seeking Learning Task. Information Retrieval. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10791-017-9304-z Author accepted version available for download here (pdf)

Knight, S., Rienties, B., Littleton, K., Mitsui, M., Tempelaar, D. T., & Shah, C. (2017). The relationship of (perceived) epistemic cognition to interaction with resources on the internet. Computers in Human Behavior. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2017.04.014  Author accepted version available for download here (pdf)

Crick, R.D., Knight, S., Barr, S. (2017). Towards Analytics for Wholistic School Improvement: Hierarchical Process Modelling and Evidence Visualisation. Journal of Learning Analytics.

Knight, S., Buckingham Shum, S., Ryan, P., Sándor, Á., & Wang, X. (2017). Academic Writing Analytics for Civil Law: Participatory Design Through Academic and Student Engagement. International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education. Available Open Access via Springer http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40593-016-0121-0

Knight, S., Littleton, K. (2016). Dialogue as Data in Learning Analytics for Productive Educational Dialogue. Journal of Learning Analytics. Available via The Open University Eprint Archive: oro.open.ac.uk/39255/

Knight, S., Mercer, N. (2016). The role of collaborative, epistemic discourse in classroom information seeking tasks. Technology, Pedagogy and Education. Available via The Open University Eprint Archive: oro.open.ac.uk/43562/

Knight, S., & Littleton, K. (2015). Discourse-Centric Learning Analytics: Mapping the Terrain. Journal of Learning Analytics. Available via The Open University Eprint Archive: http://oro.open.ac.uk/41712/

Haßler, B., Hennessy, S., Knight, S., & Connolly, T. (2014). Developing an Open Resource Bank for Interactive Teaching of STEM: Perspectives of school teachers and teacher educators. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, in press. http://www-jime.open.ac.uk/jime/article/view/2014-09

Knight, S., Mercer, N. (2014). The role of exploratory talk in classroom search engine tasks. Technology, Pedagogy and Education. Available via The Open University Eprint Archive: http://oro.open.ac.uk/39181/

Knight, S., Buckingham Shum, S., & Littleton, K. (2014). Epistemology, Assessment, Pedagogy: Where Learning Meets Analytics in the Middle Space. Journal of Learning Analytics. Available via The Open University Eprint Archive: http://oro.open.ac.uk/39226

Knight, S., & Vainre, M. (2011). Career Aspirations and Self-Efficacy of European Psychology Students. Psychology Teaching Review, 17 (Themed Issue – Psychology around the world)(2), 47-60.

Knight, S. (2011). Anger or Fairness in Ultimatum Game Rejections? Journal of European Psychology Students.

Knight, S. (2011). Work in Progress: Attitudes towards the other in segregated and integrated schools. Segregated schools – Home & Away. Psychology of Education Review, 35(1), 24-25.

Knight, S. (2011). AfL For Inclusive Differentiated Learning. Practical Research in Education, 44, 57-63. Available at:http://www.nfer.ac.uk/nfer/PRE_PDF_Files/11_44_11.pdf

Knight, S. (2011). Why we should study…technology and situated cognition. PsyPAG Quaterly, (78), 23-26.

Knight, S., & Zupan, Z. (2011). Besplatna tehnologija u psihološkim istraživanjima. (Free technology in psychological research). Psihološka istraživanja, 44(3).

Knight, S. (2011). Using the ultimatum game to teach economic theories of relationship maintenance to A-level students. Psychology Teaching Review, 17(1).

Ruggeri, K., Augusto, F., Joyce, C., Jurkevičiūtė, I., Knight, S., McDermott, E., Naber, B., et al. (2011). Divided Education: Analysing Systemic Segregation in Bosnian Schools. Journal of East European and Asian Studies, 2(1), 49-65.

Anderson, T., & Knight, S. (2017). Collaborating to Create: Sharing & Co-constructing Information for Learning. Presented at Information, Interactions, and Impact (I3). Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland.

Gibson, A., Aitken, A., Sándor, Á., Buckingham Shum, S., Tsingos-Lucas, C., Knight, S., … Jarvis, W. (2017). Reflective Writing Analytics for Actionable Feedback in Authentic Assessment. In 7th International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. *Best paper nominated

Knight, S., Martinez-Maldonado, R., Gibson, A., & Buckingham Shum, S. (2017). Towards Mining Sequences and Dispersion of Rhetorical Moves in Student Written Texts. Presented at the 7th ACM Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference (LAK17), Vancouver, BC, Canada: ACM.

Anderson, T., & Knight, S. (2017). Learning analytic devices – co-forming, re-forming, in-forming. In Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science (Vol. 22). Uppsala, Sweden: Information Research. Available at http://www.informationr.net/ir/22-1/colis/colis1633.html

Knight, S., Allen, L., Littleton, K., Rienties, B., & Tempelaar, D. T. (2016). Writing Analytics for Epistemic Features of Student Writing. Presented at the International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Singapore. Available via The Open University Eprint Archive: http://oro.open.ac.uk/45401/ Slides here.

Knight, S., & Littleton, K. (2015). Developing a multiple-document-processing performance assessment for epistemic literacy. Presented at The 5th International Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference (LAK15): Scaling Up: Big Data to Big Impact, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA (2015). Available via The Open University Eprint Archive: http://oro.open.ac.uk/41711/  Slides here.

Knight, S., Arastoopour, G., Williamson Shaffer, D., Buckingham Shum, S., Littleton, K., (2014). Epistemic Networks for Epistemic Commitments. Presented at the International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS), Boulder, Colorado. Available via The Open University Eprint Archive: http://oro.open.ac.uk/39254/

Knight, S., Buckingham Shum, S., Littleton, K. (2013). Epistemology, Pedagogy, Assessment, and Learning Analytics. Presented at The 3rd ACM Learning Analytics and Knowledge conference, Leuven, Belgium. Available via The Open University Eprint Archive: http://oro.open.ac.uk/36635/ Best paper nominated. (Please refer to the updated journal version).

Knight, S., Dawson, S., Gašević, D., Jovanović, J., & Hershkovitz, A. (2016). Learning Analytics: Richer Perspectives Across Stakeholders. Journal of Learning Analytics, 3(3), 1–4. Retrieved from http://learning-analytics.info/journals/index.php/JLA/article/view/5281

Hershkovitz, A., Knight, S., Dawson, S., Jovanović, J., & Gašević, D. (2016). About “Learning” and “Analytics.” Journal of Learning Analytics, 3(2), 1–5. Retrieved from https://learning-analytics.info/journals/index.php/JLA/article/view/5188

Knight, S., Allen, L.K., Gibson, A., McNamara, D., Buckingham Shum, S., (2017). Writing Analytics Literacy – Bridging from Research to Practice, 7th ACM Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference, Edinburgh, UK. 

Buckingham Shum, S., Knight, S., McNamara, D., Allen, L.K., Bektik, D., Crossley, S., (2016). Critical Perspectives on Writing analytics, 6th ACM Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference, Edinburgh, UK. 

Chen, B., Wise, A.F., Knight, S., Cheng, B.H., (2016). It’s About Time: Putting Temporal Analytics into Practice: The 5th International Workshop on Temporality in Learning Data, 6th ACM Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference, Edinburgh, UK.  Workshop website. Proceedings paper.

Buckingham Shum, S., Knight, S., Gibson, A., Ryan, P., (2015). Writing Analytics, Australian Learning Analytics Summer Institute (ALASI), Sydney, Australia. Workshop website. Proceedings paper.

Knight, S., Wise, A.F., Chen, B., Cheng, B.H., (2015). It’s About Time: 4th International Workshop on Temporal Analysis of Learning Data, 5th ACM Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY. Proceedings piece available via The Open University Eprint Archive: http://oro.open.ac.uk/41713/

Adam Lofting, Doug Belshaw, Simon Knight (25 October, 2014). Learning analytics for good in the age of big data. Session at Mozfest (Mozilla festival), London. http://schedule.mozillafestival.org/#session/b1GhTUeuyH

Knight, S., Wise, A.F., Arastoopour, G., Williamson Shaffer, D., Buckingham Shum, S., (2014). Analytics for Learning and Becoming in Practice, International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS14) workshop, Boulder Colorado.

Knight, S., & Anderson, T. (2016). Action-oriented, Accountable, and inter(Active) Learning Analytics for Learners. Presented at the Learning Analytics for Learners workshop, co-located with the 6th ACM Learning Analytics and Knowledge conference, Edinburgh, UK: ACM Press. Available through CEUR.

Martinez-Maldonado, R., Buckingham Shum, S., Anderson, T., & Knight, S. (2016). Towards Supporting Awareness for Content Curation: The case of Food Literacy and Behavioural Change. Presented at the Learning Analytics for Learners workshop, co-located with the 6th ACM Learning Analytics and Knowledge conference, Edinburgh, UK: ACM Press. Available through CEUR.

Knight, S. (2015). Learning Indicators in SCIS Tasks. In 1st edition of the international workshop on the Evaluation on Collaborative Information Seeking and Retrieval ECol 2015, in conjunction with the 24th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2015). Melbourne, Australia: ACM. http://doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2812376.2812378

Knight, S., & Mitsui, M. (2015). Temporal Analysis in Epistemic SCIS Tasks. In 1st edition of the international workshop on the Evaluation on Collaborative Information Seeking and Retrieval ECol 2015, in conjunction with the 24th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2015). Melbourne, Australia: ACM. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2812376.2812379

Knight, S., Littleton, K. (2013). Discourse, Computation and Context – Sociocultural DCLA Revisited. Presented at the Discourse Centric Learning Analytics workshop, co-located with the 3rd ACM Learning Analytics and Knowledge conference, Leuven, Belgium. Available via The Open University Eprint Archive: http://oro.open.ac.uk/36640/

Knight, S., Buckingham Shum, S., & Littleton, K. (2013). Collaborative Sensemaking in Learning Analytics. In CSCW and Education Workshop. Presented at Computer Support Cooperative Work (CSCW), San Antonio, Texas, USA. Available via The Open University Eprint Archive: http://oro.open.ac.uk/36582/

Knight, S., Buckingham Shum, S., & Littleton, K. (2013). Tracking Epistemic Beliefs and Sensemaking in Collaborative Information Retrieval. In Collaborative Information Seeking Workshop. Presented at Computer Support Cooperative Work (CSCW), San Antonio, Texas, USA. Available via The Open University Eprint Archive: http://oro.open.ac.uk/36553/

Lodge, J., Alhadad, S., Knight, S., Lewis, M., Rogers, T., (2016). What exactly do we mean by ‘learning’ in learning analytics? Panel Discussion at Australian Learning Analytics Summer Institute, University of South Australia, Adelaide.

Connor, C., Coupland., Knight, S., Sridhar, U., (2016). Apps for Advancement. Presented at the UTS Teaching and Learning Forum, UTS, Sydney.

Chelliah, J., Kandlbinder, P., Anderson, T., Knight, S., (2016). FlipAround: Student-created textbook for Masters of Data Science and Innovation. Presented at the UTS Teaching and Learning Forum, UTS, Sydney.

Anderson, T., Knight, S., Coady, O., CICAround team, (2016). CICAround: Lessons learnt when designing participatory curriculum. Presented at the UTS Teaching and Learning Forum, UTS, Sydney.

Gibson, A., Knight, S., Aitken, A., Buckingham Shum, S., Ryan, P., Jarvis, W., Nikolova, N., Tsingos-Lucas, C., Parr, A., White, A., Sutton, N., (2016). Using Writing Analytics for Formative Feedback. Presented at the UTS Teaching and Learning Forum, UTS, Sydney.

Knight, S. (2014). Learning analytics for [digital] literacies. Presented at the British Psychological Society Psychology of Education Section Conference: Learning and Teaching in a Changing Educational Context, Kents Hill Park Conference Centre, Milton Keynes. http://www.kc-jones.co.uk/changing< Knight, S. (2014). Strategy, impact, and evaluation – thinking about Wikimedia frameworks and localisation. I gave two talks at WMCon (Wikimedia Conference) in Berlin (9th-13th April)  on Wikimedia UK’s strategy and impact process. Blog/presentation

Knight, S. (2014). Epistemology, assessment, pedagogy: where learning meets analytics in the middle space. Invited speaker at the HEA Social Sciences learning and teaching summit: exploring the implications of ‘the era of big data’ for learning and teaching. Blog/presentation.

Knight, S., & Poulter, M. (2014). Citation needed: Editing Wikipedia, a hands on fringe event. Fringe Event presented at the OER14, Newcastle. Retrieved from http://www.medev.ac.uk/oer14/view/2f5a6647-8674-421b-a4d7-11883f716e0d/# (I gratefully acknowledge funding from Wikimedia UK in support of my attendance).

Knight, S. (2014). Analysing Learning Through Mediawiki. Lightning Talk presented at the OER14, Newcastle. Retrieved from http://www.medev.ac.uk/oer14/view/bfde6e48-f991-435e-96d9-15a2cf20d844/ (I gratefully acknowledge funding from Wikimedia UK in support of my attendance).

Knight, S. (2013). Finding Knowledge: What it means to ‘know’ in the age of search, Presented at the 2nd Society of the Query Conference, Amsterdam

Knight, S. (2013). MediaWiki for OER and Learning Analytics, Presented at the WikiConference UK, http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiConference_UK_2013#Saturday.2C_8_June, thoughts and slidecast here.

Knight, S. (2012). Epistemology, Assessment, Pedagogy – Learning Analytics? Presented at the SoLAR Storm, online presentation. http://www.slideshare.net/sjgknight/so-lar-epistemology-pedagogy-assessment-v2

Knight, S. (2012). Finding Knowledge. Presented as part of the Faculty of Education Research Students’ Association (FERSA) lunchtime seminars, Cambridge University, England. http://goo.gl/LgsJk

Knight, S. (2011). Knowledge in the search society. Presented at the Knowledge and Policy (Know&Pol) Summer School, Brussels, Belgium.

Knight, S. (2010). Anger or Fairness in Ultimatum Game Rejections? Presented at the European Federation of Psychology Students Associations, European Summer School, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria.

Knight, S. (2008). Can The Supervaluationist About Vagueness Avoid Positing Unger’s Myths? Presented at the British Undergraduate Philosophy Society Christmas Conference, Nottingham.

Knight, S., Anderson, T., & Tall, K. (2017). Dear Learner: Participatory Visualisation of Learning Data for Sensemaking. Presented at the 7th ACM Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference (LAK17), Vancouver, BC, Canada: ACM.

Wikimedia UK Volunteer Strategy Proposals (2015; collaboratively authored)

Knight, S., Maggs, M., Poulter, M., Matthews, C., & Sant, T. (2014). Wikimedia UK response to House of Lords Digital Skills Committee call for evidence. Retrieved from https://wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/House_of_Lords_Digital_Skills_Committee_evidence

Buckingham Shum, S., Knight, S., (2014). Government convened Educational Technology Action Group cluster 2a (Students with sight & control of their own complex learning “big” data) consultation submission.

Wikimedia UK Education Strategy draft (2014; collaboratively authored)

Wikimedia UK Strategy documents (2014; collaboratively authored as part of strategy action group)

Knight, S. (2011). Measuring “value” in social media for the 3rd sector. Nominet Trust.

Knight, S. (2014). Assessing the Measure of Knowledge unpublished draft.

Knight, S. (2013). Learning Analytics for Epistemic Commitments in a Collaborative Information Seeking Environment (Technical Report No. KMI-13-04). Milton Keynes: Open University.

Haßler, B., Knight, S., Connolly, T., Hennessy, S., Jestaz, C., Blair, J., … Houghton, T. (2012). The Open Resource Bank for Interactive Teaching (ORBIT) Final Report. Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Knight, S. (2012, July). Finding Knowledge – The Role of Dialogue in Collaborative Information Retrieval in the Classroom (Master’s). University of Cambridge, Cambridge. (See above for relevant publications arising).

Knight, S. (2011, August). Knowing my extensions:  THE IMPLICATIONS OF EXTENDED MIND FOR OUR CONCEPTION OF KNOWLEDGE AND ITS ASSESSMENT – DO I “KNOW” MY EXTENSIONS? (Master’s). Institute of Education, University of London, London.

Knight, S. (2010). Extended Mind and Moral Development. unpublished draft.

With Simon Buckingham Shum I co-organised a week of the Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK) online course on the topic of epistemology, pedagogy, assessment and learning analytics, details: http://goo.gl/JGDgJ

http://sjgknight.com/finding-knowledge/edusearch-tips/ Using the Internet to do Research – a 6 page Creative Commons licensed (BY-SA) teacher guide to search tasks in the classroom based on my MPhil research (November 2012). A shorter version was published in a book (see above)

http://orbit.educ.cam.ac.uk/wiki/Special:Contributions/SimonKnight Open Resource Bank for Interactive Teaching (ORBIT) and OER4Schools contributions (2012)

http://www.edfutures.net/index.php?title=Special:Contributions/Sjgknight EdFutures Wiki – focussed on technology’s role as a lever for change in educational systems. In particular I was the primary contributor to the Learning Analytics page http://www.edfutures.net/index.php?title=Special:Contributions/Sjgknight and from this, contributed to the Wikipedia page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Learning_analytics (2012)

I shared many sociology and psychology A-level/GCSE resources at the Resourcd (previously ‘exchange’) network. My profile and resources to 2011 are here

I saved bookmarks relevant to my teaching at www.delicious.com/sjgknight – and have written on their use for www.psychnews.co.uk; the ATSS Newsletter (Feb 2011) advertised these as a useful resource (to 2011)

The BPS research digest in 2011 listed me as a psychologist who tweets; my twitter activity is closely tied to my research interests: www.twitter.com/sjgknight

www.psychnews.co.uk – in August 2010 Mark Holah (co-founder of psychexchange) invited me to join as a contributor to the blog – which posts news for psychology teachers. My contributions can be viewed: http://www.psychnews.co.uk/author/simon-knight (to 2011)

My Wikipedia contributions are viewable: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Sjgknight

My institutional/research blog is at http://sjgknight.com/finding-knowledge/. A number of these posts have been republished elsewhere (e.g. on the UTS learning.futures blog).

During 2012 I blogged frequently for Nominet Trust, largely on educational technology. These posts can be seen: http://www.nominettrust.org.uk/knowledge-centre/blogs/?filters=uid%3A3929

2ser. (2017). The Double-edged Sword Of Data. Think:Digital Futures (podcast). Retrieved from https://player.fm/series/think-digital-futures/the-double-edged-sword-of-data (one of the people interviewed for this episode on evaluating evidence in the digital age).

Knight, S. (2017, June). A lens onto fake news. The Psychologist https://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/lens-fake-news

Knight, S. (2014, June). Letters: Wikimedia – chance to get involved.

Knight, S. (2012, December 04). Evaluating Google as an Epistemic Tool. Society of the Query. Retrieved from http://networkcultures.org/wpmu/re-search/2012/12/04/evaluating-google-as-an-epistemic-tool/ invited blog

Knight, S. (2011). So you want to do (free) researchThe Psychologist, November.

Knight, S. (2011). Online marking – a reply from the moodle user perspective. ATP Today: The Magazine of the Association for the Teaching of Psychology, (Spring).

Knight, S. (2011). Publishing… ATP Today: The Magazine of the Association for the Teaching of Psychology, (Spring).

Knight, S. (2010). A Focus on Careers In Teaching Psychology. Psych-Talk, 67(September), 66-68.

Knight, S. (2010). My ICT favourites. The Teacher, September/October, 30.

April 2014 to present –Philosophy of Education Society, IMPACT, Social Media Team.

June 2012 to September 2012 – Darwin College Bar Staff

December 2011 to July 2012 – Darwin College May Ball committee member and webmaster

September 2009 – University of London Union (ULU) Salsa Soc webmaster

September 2004-2008 – University of Leeds Nightline coordinating committee – IT and phones 2005-06, 07-08. Nightline is the student listening and information service. 100 hours Millennium volunteer’s certificate achieved.

September 2006 to May 2007 – Study Abroad, York University, Toronto.


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