Ben Williamson is a Lecturer in Education in the School of Social Sciences, having previously worked at the University of Exeter and Futurelab.
Ben's research focuses on education policy and educational technology from a critical, sociological perspective. He has led the ESRC-funded Code Acts in Education project (https://codeactsineducation.wordpress.com/) and is a contributor to the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub (http://dmlcentral.net/person/ben-williamson/). His specific research interests are in:
Think tanks and policy labs in education policy
Computer coding and digital making in the curriculum
Big data systems & data science methods in education
Education in smart cities
Commercial education technology companies & venture philanthropies
Digital citizenship & data literacies