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Supporting professional practices

Research theme

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.

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11th International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age

Porto, Portugal
25-27 October 2014

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International Conference on Educational Technologies

New Taipei City, Taiwan
10-12 December 2014

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International Conference on e-Learning in the workplace

New York City, USA
11-13 June 2015

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