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Steve Wright BA (Hons), MSc

Steve Wright BA (Hons), MSc

Learning Technologist

Furness Building
Lancaster University
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1524 594492


Faculty of Health and Medicine

Research Interests

My work:

I work developing materials and providing technical support for the online Doctorate in Mental Health, Doctorate in Organizational Health and Well-Being, Doctorate in Public Health and Doctorate in Palliative Care. I also provide development and support input for the HEIF funded Leadership For Sustainability Learning Network through the Managament Leadership and Learning department

I provide advice on learning technology for the PGDip Improving Access to Psychological Therapies.

As Learning Technologist my role is to ensure that the we deliver a quality programme and support for our distance learning programmes through the Moodle VLE and via Webex and Panopto for  syncronous seminars and events. I also convene the induction module with a focus on good academic practice. I work closely with academic members of staff in setting up and running their learning activities and modules. I'm also keen to experiment with and assess the potential of new technologies and systems to support learning and research.

Research interests:

I have completed part I of the Doctoral Programme in E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning undertaking small-scale research projects into researching into the potential for a virtual graduate college, the viability of turntin reports for improving academic practice at doctoral level. I have also undertaken research into mobile learning in informal learning communities.

I am now moving into my thesis work for part II of the where I will be undertaking a mixed methodology (online and sensory) ethnographic study of informal distance learning for taste training.

Career Details

I have previously worked with the Dept Educational Research as Learning Technologist setting up the Doctoral Programme in E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning and as temportray learning technologist (maternity cover) for the Dept. Linguistics on their MA in Language Testing (By Distance) and MA in English Language (By Distance) programmes in 2009.

I have an MSc in TESOL from the University of Stirling in which I specialised in Computer Applications for Language Learning. I have previously worked for the BBC as an Interactive Course Developer and as a web designer in the UK, South Africa and Australia.


Accounting for taste: Conversation, Categorisation and Certification in the Sensory Assessment of Craft Brewing

Wright, S. 07/2014 Lancaster: Lancaster University. 278 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

Mobile learning and immutable mobiles: using iPhones to support informal learning in craft brewing

Wright, S. & Parchoma, G. 2014 The design, experience and practice of networked learning. Hodgson, V., de Laat, M., McConnell, D. & Ryberg, T. (eds.). Springer Verlag, p. 241-261 21 p. (Research in Networked Learning)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter


Supporting creativity in craft brewing: a case study of iPhone use in the transition from novice towards mastery

Wright, S., Parchoma, G. & Short, B. 09/2013 In: International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning. 5, 3, p. 52-67 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Accounting for taste: conversation, categorisation and classification in sensory judging.

Wright, S. 11/01/2013

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper



Technologies for learning?: an actor-network theory critique of ‘affordances’ in research on mobile learning

Wright, S. & Parchoma, G. 11/2011 In: Research in Learning Technology. 19, 3, p. 247-258 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article


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