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I am Associate Professor of Emerging Technologies for Education at the University of Newcastle, Australia. I believe that everyone has the potential to succeed, and that digital technology can be used to level the playing field of privilege.

Currently I working on the  pedagogical, ethical and governance dimensions of  artificial intelligence and am leading investigations into using virtual reality for deeper learning with primary and secondary school students. I am a technology ethicist who is interested in working on complex ethical questions regarding old and new technology in schools and higher education. I am a maker of computer games for literacy learning for students all ages and a champion of equity in education.  I believe that, regardless of their economic situation or geographic background, all students should have access to amazing technology for learning.

Check out some of my current projects and get in touch if you are interested in collaborating – erica.southgate@newcastle.edu.au

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