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Supporting professional practices
The professional practice of teachers is investigated through analysis of their networked learning through interactions in a virtual learning environment in two case studies. In Julie-Ann Sime's book chapter (co-authored with Brian Holmes, a graduate of the Doctoral Programme for E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning): Online Learning Communities for Teachers' Continuous Professional Development (2012) a range of school teachers from across Europe learn collaboratively about introducing digital technologies in their teaching practice.
In Julie-Ann Sime's book chapter (co-authored with Shaunna Joannidou): Virtual Learning Professional Development: Moderators and Cognitive Presence (2012) a group of foreign language instructors at tertiary level change their professional practice by learning about Web 2.0 technologies and appropriate pedagogies for using digital technologies in their teaching.
Armineh Shahoumian's doctoral research on Simulation based medical education (SBME) led to a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project between Lancaster University and Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (LTHTR). Shahoumian has both developed and researched SBME during her employment as a KTP Research Associate and as a PhD researcher.
Manekin in the Simulation Centre
Timos Almpanis, a student on the Doctoral Programme for E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning, explores how university teachers are being supported with their internal transitions to using digital technologies in his paper Academic Staff Development in the Area of Technology Enhanced Learning in UK HEIs (2012).
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Forthcoming conferences with Centre members on organising or programme committees:
12th International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA 2015)
10th International Conference on Networked Learning
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