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Colin Bone Dodds

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Colin Bone Dodds

My work involves designing, developing and evaluating new and innovative education technologies to support learning within the creative arts. I worked with a broad range of participants drawn from primary school, secondary school, FE, HE settings. My thesis focused on designing systems to bring local community expertise into formal education settings. I created Remix Portal to enable local community musicians to help school children develop music mixing skills and ignite a passion for music.

I was the lead software engineer on an Erasmus+ funded project which involves Open Lab working in collaboration with Newcastle University’s Education school and a range of international partners to explore language learning and cultural exchange between migrant and host nation communities.

Prior to joining Open Lab as a researcher I spent seven years lecturing in Music and Audio Engineering for the University of the Highlands and Islands.

Thesis Title

Designing Tools to Support the Social Learning of Music Mixing Skills


  • West End Schools Trust


Remix portal

The Digital Civics CDT is made possible by EPSRC funding under the project code EP/L016176/1