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Associate Members

Vivien Hodgson Vivien Hodgson is a Professor of Networked Management Learning in the Management School.

Gale ParchomaGale Parchoma is an Associate Professor of Educational Studies in the Learning Sciences at the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Gale worked at Lancaster University from 2007 to 2012 and was a member of the team that developed the Educational Research Department’s e-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning doctoral programme. Her research interests include cultural historical and actor network theory approaches to the study of technological affordances, simulation based education, distributed and networked learning.

Alberto Ramirez-MartinellAlberto Ramírez-Martinell is a full-time researcher at the Institute of Educational Research at the Universidad Veracruzana, México. His research interests revolve around virtual education, the digital divide, ICT4D, video and multimedia production, and open educational resources among others. He is an active member of social movements through SocialTIC, a Mexican NGO that procures topics of infoactivism. Alberto completed his PhD at Lancaster, and his supervisor was Dr. Julie-Ann Sime.

Photo of Michael Reynolds Mike Reynolds is Professor of Management Learning in the Management School. He is interested in the design and application of experiential learning events, critical perspective and management learning design, the application of group dynamics and social theory to educational design.

Chryssa ThemelisChryssa Themelis is a researcher, lecturer and instructional designer based in Athens, Greece. Her research interests cover interdisciplinarity, vocational training, video-enhanced learning and gamification. Chryssa works as a European Union project partner and designs experiential learning events for professionals in the field of industry and commerce. Chryssa’s doctoral thesis was entitled: “Tele-Proximity: The Experienced Educator Perspective on Human to Human Connection in Distance Education”.

Maria Zenios Maria Zenios worked at Lancaster University for 10 years and she has researched and published extensively on technology-enhanced networked learning. Her interests focus on knowledge creation, collaborative learning and professional development, as well as on research methodologies in Technology Enhanced Learning.

Alumni

Jane DavisJane Davis is a researcher based in Colchester. She has worked as a senior manager supporting college based higher education for much of her career and has a particular interest in the learning experience of 'non-traditional' students. Jane's research is situated in the fields of education and technology enhanced learning, and her doctoral research focused on dimensions of identity and their impact on the student experience. Jane is currently working as part of a team from the Mixed Economy Group of Colleges, and she is undertaking research into the nature of scholarly activity and its impact on college based higher education.

Rob GrahamRob Graham has been working at Nipissing University in the Schulich School of Education iTeach Mobile Computing Program for the past 8 years. Now as an assistant professor at a Canadian University that has made a commitment to excellence in teaching with technology, Rob is looking forward to advancing the unique theoretical lens he developed during his doctoral studies at Lancaster for studying technology integration in schools that he calls ‘techno-resiliency’. The focus on the protective factors and identified resilient professional practices, instead of on well documented and commonly cited risk factors and barriers that impede the effective integration of TEL, represents a distinguishing feature of his work. 

Jeffrey KeeferJeffrey Keefer is a researcher and lecturer based in New York City, USA. His research interests cover educational research and interdisciplinarity. Jeffrey focuses on distance and online learning, internet research, digital identity, social learning and social media, networked and technology enhanced learning, threshold concepts and liminal experiences in higher education, teaching and program design in adult and organizational learning, communities of practice, qualitative methodologies, narrative inquiry, and actor-network theory.

Marguerite KooleMarguerite Koole is a researcher, lecturer, and instructional designer based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Marguerite has worked in online and distance education for over 15 years. Her research interests include distance, open, mobile, and technology-enhanced learning, digital identity, social positioning theory, threshold concepts, and social constructionism. Most recently she is exploring post-humanist approaches to (post-)qualitative research. Marguerite's doctoral thesis was entitled “Identity Positioning of Doctoral Students in Networked Learning Environments”.

Gearoid O SuilleabhainGearóid Ó Súilleabháin is a researcher and lecturer based in the Cork Institute of Technology in Ireland. He has worked in the "education-meets-technology" space for over 15 years and has, over this time, published and presented widely on a range of topics as well as personally managing over 20 national and EU-funded research and development projects. His current research interests include the use of games and social media for learning, user experience and learning transfer. In a short video Gearóid summarises his research about learning transfer and he gives a fuller explanation in a video entitled Foregone Conclusions; How Old Learning Makes New.

Debbie Prescott is a researcher and the Head of the eLearning Unit  within the Centre for Lifelong Learning at the University of Liverpool  She has worked in HE and supported the use of technology in education for most of her career. Debbie’s research interests are in the adoption and implementation of Technology Enhanced Learning, identifying and developing effective support mechanisms for staff and students, organisational processes to support technology implementation, distance and online learning and the use of mobile devices to support learning.

Student members

James McDowellJames McDowell is a PhD student on the Technology Enhanced Learning Doctoral Programme, and a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Informatics at the University of Huddersfield. James is currently researching the influence of asynchronus video and mobile technologies on learner engagement with the assessment and feedback process, and is the Winner of the 2011 ALT-Epigeum Award for Most Effective Use of Video.

Armineh Shahoumian is a PhD student on the Technology Enhanced Learning Doctoral Programme who is investigating the use of Blended Simulation Based Medical Education. Armineh worked as a research associate on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project between Lancaster University and Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHTR) where she focused on the expansion of educational and business practices in the simulation centre.

Steve WrightSteve Wright is a PhD student on the Technology Enhanced Learning Doctoral Programme, and a Learning Technologist for the Faculty of Health and Medicine at Lancaster University. Watch a video of Steve talking about his PhD study.

Joana ZozimoJoana Zozimo is a PhD student currently exploring how evaluative practices are constructed within development education organisations. Joana lived in Africa where she worked as a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) consultant, mainly with educational programs. From this long term African experience she developed particular interest into the evaluation of learning processes, in general. Recently she applied this interest into the mobile learning area by collaborating with the Centre on the production of MLEARN research reports.

 

 

Forthcoming conferences with Centre members on organising or programme committees:

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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