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Sjgknight

Joined 8 September 2012

I was Vice-Chair of Wikimedia UK. I'm an academic at the University of Technology Sydney.

I did a BSc in Philosophy & Psychology, then trained to teach which I did for a year (alongside an MA in Philosophy of Education), I then did an MPhil in Education, and PhD in Learning Analytics. I research the relationship between views on 'knowledge', and how individuals and policies deal with information/knowledge (focussing on search engines). This is interesting in the context of OER given high quality resources might be there, but access alone is probably not enough. I am particularly interested in the epistemic qualities of tools like Wikipedia, and the use of WikiTrust, the Wikipedia Feedback Tool, and other ways to assess article quality, contributor trust, map connections between ideas, etc.

I tweet @sjgknight

I curate at Scoop.it on search engines, information literacy and information retrieval in educational contexts.

I blog for Nominet Trust on bits of my research and ICT in society.

Homepage and blog at http://sjgknight.com