This research stream investigates the growing use of Edtech, especially during the COVID19 pandemic. This includes the use of surveillance and monitoring in exams and schools.


Simon Coghlan, Tim Miller, Henrietta Lyons and Jeannie Paterson wrote a short paper on virtue ethics in the use of digital technologies in education for the Birmingham Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtue. Simon Coghlan (CIS Digital Ethics Post Doc)) and Jeannie presented the paper at a panel seminar organised by the Jubilee Centre. A recording is here and the papers are here.

Lyons, H.; Velloso, E.; and Miller, T, 'Conceptualising Contestability: Perspectives on Contesting Algorithmic Decisions.'  In Proceedings of the Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2021), 2021.

Coghlan, Simon, Tim Miller and Jeannie Paterson. (2021). Good Proctor or "Big Brother"? Ethics of Online Exam Supervision Technologies. Philosophy and Technology.  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13347-021-00476-1

Media pieces

‘Data isn’t neutral and neither are decision algorithms’ Gabby Bush, Henrietta Lyons and Tim Miller, Pursuit, 15 September 2020. Also published by the IoTHub, 27 November 2020.

‘Are our new virtual workplaces equitable?’ Gabby Bush, Jeannie Paterson, Tim Miller and Adam Lodders, Pursuit, 26 April 2020.