Dr Rebecca Eynon

Rebecca Eynon holds a joint academic post between the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute (OII).

At the Department of Education she is a lecturer for the MSc Education (Learning and Technology) and supervises DPhil students interested in learning, education and/or digital exclusion.

Rebecca is co-editor of Learning, Media and Technology and has published a number of academic articles, reports and conference papers. She is co-author of Teenagers and Technology (Routledge, 2013) and Education and Technology: Major Themes in Education (Routledge, 2015). Her work has been supported by a range of funders including BECTA, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the British Academy, the EC, the ESRC, Google and the NominetTrust.

Rebecca graduated in Psychology with Statistics from Royal Holloway, University of London and gained a distinction in her Masters in Mass Communications from the University of Leicester. She completed her PhD at City University, London. Prior to joining Oxford in 2005 Rebecca held positions as an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology, City University; as a Research Fellow, Department of Education, University of Birmingham and as a Researcher and Lecturer, Centre for Mass Communication Research, University of Leicester.

Rebecca would welcome informal contacts from prospective doctoral students interested in the following topics related to the field of education and technology: big data, digital divides, inequality, ethics, skills, and youth.

Books

  • Davies, C, Eynon, R (2015) Education and Technology: Major Themes in Education.. London: Routledge.

  • Davies, C, Eynon, R (2013) Teenagers and technology.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203079270

Book chapters

  • Eynon, RE, Schroeder, R, Fry, J (2016) “The Ethics of Learning and Technology Research”, In: The SAGE Handbook of E-learning Research, 2e. SAGE.

  • Eynon, R, Hjorth, I, Yasseri, T, Gillani, N (2016) “Understanding communication patterns in MOOCs: Combining data mining and qualitative methods”, In: Data Mining And Learning Analytics: Applications in Educational Research. 207-221
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118998205.ch12

  • Davies, CW, Eynon, R (2013) “The role of the Internet in reshaping learning and education”, In: The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies. Oxford University Press.

  • Eynon, RE, Davies, C (2013) “Studies of the Internet in Learning and Education: Broadening the Disciplinary Landscape of Research”, In: WH Dutton (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  • Davies, CW, Eynon, R (2010) “A Companion for learning in everyday life”, In: Close Engagements with Artificial Companions Key Social, Psychological, Ethical and Design Issues. John Benjamins Publishing.

  • Eynon, RE, Fry, J, Schroeder, R (2008) “The Ethics of Internet Research”, In: G Blank, R Lee, N Fielding (eds.) The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods. London: SAGE.

Conference papers

  • Eynon, R, Hjorth, I, Yasseri, T, Gillani, N (2016) UNDERSTANDING COMMUNICATION PATTERNS IN MOOCs.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118998205.ch12

  • Eynon, R, Hjorth, I, Gillani, N, Yasseri, T (2014) “Vote Me Up If You Like My Ideas! Experiences of Learning in a MOOC”, International Communications Association Pre-Conference, Innovation in Higher Education: Building a Better Future?.

  • Geniets, A, Eynon, R Exploring the social impact of low and discontinued internet use among young people in Britain. American Sociological Association Annual Conference, August 2013, New York, US..

Journal articles

  • Eynon, R (2017) “Crowds, learning and knowledge construction: questions of power and responsibility for the academy”, Learning, Media and Technology. 42(3) 257-258.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17439884.2017.1366920

  • Van Deursen, AJAM, Helsper, EJ, Eynon, R, Van Dijk, JAGM (2017) “The Compoundness and Sequentiality of Digital Inequality”, International Journal of Communication. 11 452-473.

  • Davies, HC, Eynon, R, Wilkin, S (2017) “Neoliberal gremlins? How a scheme to help disadvantaged young people thrive online fell short of its ambitions”, INFORMATION COMMUNICATION & SOCIETY. 20(6) 860-875.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2017.1293131

  • Wilkin, S, Davies, H, Eynon, R (2017) “Addressing digital inequalities amongst young people: conflicting discourses and complex outcomes”, OXFORD REVIEW OF EDUCATION. 43(3) 332-347.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03054985.2017.1305058

  • Selwyn, N, Eynon, R, Potter, J (2017) “A decade of Learning Media and Technology: looking back and looking forward”, LEARNING MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY. 42(2) 127-129.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17439884.2017.1324483

  • van Deursen, AJAM, Helsper, EJ, Eynon, R (2016) “Development and validation of the Internet Skills Scale (ISS)”, INFORMATION COMMUNICATION & SOCIETY. 19(6) 804-823.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2015.1078834

  • Eynon, R, Geniets, A (2016) “The digital skills paradox: how do digitally excluded youth develop skills to use the internet?”, LEARNING MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY. 41(3) 463-479.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17439884.2014.1002845

  • Eynon, R (2015) “The quantified self for learning: critical questions for education”, LEARNING MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY. 40(4) 407-411.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17439884.2015.1100797

  • Eynon, R, Helsper, E (2015) “Family dynamics and Internet use in Britain: What role do children play in adults' engagement with the Internet?”, Information Communication and Society. 18(2) 156-171.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2014.942344

  • Eynon, R, Hjorth, I, Gillani, N, Yasseri, T (2014) ‘Vote Me Up If You Like My Ideas!’ Experiences of Learning in a MOOC.

  • Gillani, N, Yasseri, T, Eynon, R, Hjorth, I (2014) “Structural limitations of learning in a crowd: communication vulnerability and information diffusion in MOOCs.”, Scientific Reports. 4 6447+.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep06447

  • Gillani, N, Eynon, R (2014) “Communication patterns in massively open online courses”, INTERNET AND HIGHER EDUCATION. 23 18-26.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.iheduc.2014.05.004

  • Eynon, R (2014) “How to review a journal article: questions of quality, contribution, and appeal”, LEARNING MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY. 39(2) 151-153.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17439884.2014.888354

  • Eynon, R (2013) “The rise of Big Data: what does it mean for education, technology, and media research?”, LEARNING MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY. 38(3) 237-240.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17439884.2013.771783

  • Davies, C, Eynon, R (2013) Believers and Non-Believers: How Potential Users Respond to the Prospect of an Onscreen Learning Assistant.

  • Helsper, EJ, Eynon, R (2013) “Distinct skill pathways to digital engagement”, EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION. 28(6) 696-713.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0267323113499113

  • Eynon, R, Malmberg, LE (2012) “Understanding the online information-seeking behaviours of young people: The role of networks of support”, Journal of Computer Assisted Learning. 28(6) 514-529.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2729.2011.00460.x

  • Eynon, R, Malmberg, L-E (2012) “Understanding the online information-seeking behaviours of young people: the role of networks of support”, JOURNAL OF COMPUTER ASSISTED LEARNING. 28(6) 514-529.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2729.2011.00460.x

  • Eynon, R (2012) “The challenges and possibilities of the impact agenda”, LEARNING MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY. 37(1) 1-3.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17439884.2012.636367

  • Eynon, R, Davies, C (2012) Supporting Older Adults in Using Technology for Lifelong Learning.

  • Eynon, R (2012) Editorial: The Challenges and Possibilities of the Impact Agenda.

  • Eynon, R, Helsper, E (2011) “Adults learning online: Digital choice and/or digital exclusion?”, NEW MEDIA & SOCIETY. 13(4) 534-551.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1461444810374789

  • Eynon, R, Helsper, EJ (2011) Understanding the Relationship between Family Dynamics and Internet Use in Britain.

  • Eynon, R, Malmberg, L-E (2011) “A typology of young people's Internet use: Implications for education”, COMPUTERS & EDUCATION. 56(3) 585-595.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2010.09.020

  • Eynon, R (2010) Supporting the 'Digital Natives': What is the Role of Schools?.

  • Helsper, EJ, Eynon, R (2010) “Digital natives: where is the evidence?”, BRITISH EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNAL. 36(3) 503-520.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01411920902989227

  • Eynon, R, Schroeder, R, Fry, J (2009) “New techniques in online research: Challenges for research ethics”, Twenty-First Century Society. 4(2) 187-199.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17450140903000308

  • Eynon, R (2009) “Mapping the digital divide in Britain: implications for learning and education”, LEARNING MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY. 34(4) 277-290.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17439880903345874

  • Eynon, R (2009) Mapping Young People's Uses of Technology in Their Own Contexts – A Nationally Representative Survey.

  • Dutton, WH, Eynon, R (2009) “Networked Individuals and Institutions: A Cross-Sector Comparative Perspective on Patterns and Strategies in Government and Research”, INFORMATION SOCIETY. 25(3) 198-207.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01972240902848914

  • Dutton, WH, Eynon, R (2008) The Tools of Networked Individuals: Parallel Patterns and Strategies for Governmental and Research Institutions.

  • Eynon, R (2008) “The use of the world wide web in learning and teaching in higher education: reality and rhetoric”, INNOVATIONS IN EDUCATION AND TEACHING INTERNATIONAL. 45(1) 15-23.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14703290701757401

  • Eynon, R (2007) “Universities in transition: Commercialization and the 21st century university”, INFORMATION SOCIETY. 23(1) 65-67.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01972240601059136

  • Eynon, R (2005) “The use of the internet in higher education - Academics' experiences of using ICTs for teaching and learning”, ASLIB PROCEEDINGS. 57(2) 168-180.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/00012530510589137

  • Eynon, R, Margetts, H “Organisational solutions for overcoming barriersto e-Government”, European Journal of ePractice.

Reports

  • Helsper, EJ, Van Deursen, AJAM, Eynon, RE (2015) “Tangible outcomes of Internet Use”, In: From Digital Skills to Tangible Outcomes Project Report..

  • Helsper, EJ, Van Deursen, AJAM, Eynon, RE (2015) From Digital Skills to Tangible Outcomes: Full Questionnaire.

  • Van Deursen, AJAM, Helsper, EJ, Eynon, RE (2014) “Measuring digital skills. From digital skills to tangible outcomes”, In: Project Report.

  • Eynon, R, Gillani, N, Hjorth, I, Yasseri, T (2014) “Conceptualising interaction and learning in MOOCs”, In: MOOC Research Initiative. Final Report.

  • Gillani, N, Eynon, R, Osborne, M, Hjorth, I, Roberts, S (2014) Communication Communities in MOOCs.

  • Bulger, M, Dutton, WH, Eynon, RE (2012) “D5.2 Outreach and Public Engagement: A pilot study”, In: Deliverable for the ULab Project: Modelling the Technical Research University of Tomorrow.

  • Eynon, R, Geniets, A (2012) On the Periphery? Understanding Low and Discontinued Internet Use Amongst Young People in Britain.

  • Bulger, M, Dutton, WH, Eynon, RE (2011) D5.1 Best Practices on Outreach. Deliverable for the ULab Project: Modelling the Technical Research University of Tomorrow..

  • Eynon, RE (2009) Mapping young people's uses of technology in their own contexts - A nationally representative survey. Coventry: British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (BECTA).

  • Cranmer, S, Davies, C, Eynon, R, Good, J, Goff, JC (2008) The Learner and their Context – Interim report: Benefits of ICT use outside formal education.

  • Davies, C, Carter, A, Cranmer, S, Eynon, RE, Furlong, J, Good, J, Hjorth, I, Lee, S, Malmberg, L, Holmes, W (2008) The learner and their context - Interim report: Benefits of ICT use outside formal education. Interim report for Becta-funded project 'The learner and their context'.

  • Eynon, RE (2007) Breaking barriers to eGovernment. Overcoming obstacles to improving European public services. Solutions for eGovernment. Deliverable 3.

  • Eynon, RE (2007) Breaking barriers to eGovernment: Overcoming obstacles to improving European public services. A legal and institutional analysis of barriers to eGovernment. Deliverable 1b.

  • Eynon, RE (2007) Breaking barriers to eGovernment. Overcoming obstacles to improving European public services. Breaking barriers to eGovernment: Case study report. Deliverable 2.

  • Eynon, RE (2007) Breaking barriers to eGovernment: Overcoming obstacles to improving European public services. Solutions for eGovernment. Sixth workshop report.

  • Eynon, RE (2007) Breaking barriers to eGovernment: Overcoming obstacles to improving European public services. Fostering Innovation in eGovernment. Fifth Workshop Report. Barcelona:

  • Margetts, H, Eynon, RE, Hicks, T (2006) Research into Barriers and Incentives for Businesses Filing Returns Online. Article to accompany NAO value for money report Filing VAT and Company Tax returns. London:

  • Eynon, RE (2006) Overcoming obstacles to improving European public services. Learning from Experience in eGovernment: Why Projects Fail and Why They Succeed: Third workshop report. Deliverable WP3 W.3.

  • Eynon, RE (2006) Overcoming obstacles to improving European public services: From Barriers to Benefits: Efficiency and Effectiveness of eGovernment: Fourth workshop report. Deliverable WP3 W.4.

  • Eynon, RE (2005) Workshop Report: Breaking Barriers to e-Government: Overcoming Obstacles to European Public Services. 5th European Conference on eGovernment.

  • Eynon, RE (2005) Workshop Report: Legal Barriers to e-Government. Legal barriers to eGovernment Workshop.

Category

  • Department staff

Position

  • Associate Professor

Subject area

  • MSc Education (Learning and Technology)

Research groups

  • Learning and New Technologies

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