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Dr Brett Bligh

Dr Brett Bligh

Lecturer

County South
Lancaster University
Bailrigg
Lancaster
United Kingdom
LA1 4YL


Tel: +44 1524 592863

Affiliations

Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning

Brett Bligh is Lecturer In Technology Enhanced Learning in the Department for Educational Research. He conducts research into the connections between our material surroundings, the technologies that permeate them, and the ways we act, think and learn. Two recurring interests are how Universities design and evaluate their built environment estate to support opportunities for learning, and how very large display tools can support learners' collaboration. More general interests include Activity Theory and collaborative learning. In 2012 he co-authored Nesta's Decoding Learning report, and was previously a member of the EU's "STELLAR" Network of Excellence for Technology Enhanced Learning. In 2010, as part of the Visual Learning Lab, he was awarded a Lord Dearing Award for innovation in teaching and learning.

PhD Supervision Interests

I am interested in research proposals that investigate the connections between our material surroundings, the technologies that permeate them, and the ways we act, think and learn. Such proposals might focus on technology and/or policy. Some indicative examples of suitable areas: participative design of learning spaces; pedagogically-informed institutional evaluation of campus infrastructure; investigations of how learners experience spaces; use of ubiquitous technologies (from mobile devices to wall-sized screens) to support large and small-group teaching and learning. I am also interested in Activity Theory, either to underpin the kinds of research already described, or as an area of inquiry in its own right.

In Press

Learning spaces: departure points for a spatial turn in technology enhanced learning

Bligh, B. & Crook, C. 06/2014 Technology enhanced learning: a compendium of research literature. Duval, E., Sharples, M. & Sutherland, R. (eds.). Springer

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

Examining new processes for learning space design

Bligh, B. 9/03/2014 The physical university: contours of space and place in higher education. Temple, P. (ed.). London: Routledge, (International Studies in Higher Education).

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

2013

Re-mediating classroom activity with a non-linear, multi-display presentation tool

Bligh, B. & Coyle, D. 04/2013 In: Computers and Education. 63, p. 337-357 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2012

Decoding learning: the proof, promise and potential of digital education

Luckin, R., Bligh, B., Manches, A., Ainsworth, S., Crook, C. & Noss, R. 11/2012 NESTA. 89 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsCommissioned report

2011

Doing learning space evaluations

Bligh, B. & Pearshouse, I. 2011 Re-shaping learning?: a critical reader: the future of learning spaces in post-compulsory learning. Boddington, A. & Boys, J. (eds.). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, p. 3-18 16 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2010

Affordances of presentations in multi-display learning spaces for supporting small group discussion

Bligh, B. & Sharples, M. 09/2010 Sustaining TEL: from innovation to learning and practice: 5th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2010, Barcelona, Spain, September 28 - October 1, 2010. Proceedings. Wolpers, M., Kirschner, P. A., Scheffel, M., Lindstaedt, S. & Dimitrova, V. (eds.). Berlin: Springer Verlag, p. 464-469 6 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

Vorsprung durch Technik: multi-display learning spaces and art-historical method

Bligh, B. & Lorenz, K. 2010 Technology and 'the Death of Art History': CHArt Twenty Sixth Annual Conference, British Computer Society, London, 10-11 November 2010. Bentkowska, A. & Pilcher, J. (eds.). London: CHArt

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

Introduction to the special issue on visual learning in higher education

Bligh, B., Wiesemes, R. & Murphy, R. 2010 In: Seminar.net: International Journal of Media, Technology and Lifelong Learning. 6, 1, p. 1-6 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

The rhetoric of multi-display learning spaces: exploratory experiences in visual art disciplines

Bligh, B. & Lorenz, K. 2010 In: Seminar.net: International Journal of Media, Technology and Lifelong Learning. 6, 1, p. 7-27 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2009

A study of effective evaluation models and practices for technology supported physical learning spaces (JELS): final report

Pearshouse, I., Bligh, B., Brown, E., Lewthwaite, S., Graber, R., Hartnell-Young, E. & Sharples, M. 06/2009 JISC. 59 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsCommissioned report

Drawing strands together: cross-disciplinary dialogue around computer-based assessment

Bligh, B. 2009 Exploring avenues to interdisciplinary research: from cross- to multi- to interdisciplinarity. Karanika-Murray, M. & Wiesemes, R. (eds.). Nottingham: Nottingham University Press, p. 57-71 15 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

Authoring diagram-based CBA with CourseMarker

Higgins, C. A., Bligh, B., Symeonidis, P. & Tsintsifas, A. 05/2009 In: Computers and Education. 52, 4, p. 749-761 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2006

Formative computer based assessment in diagram based domains

Higgins, C. A. & Bligh, B. 06/2006 ITICSE '06 Proceedings of the 11th annual SIGCSE conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education. Goldweber, M. & Salomoni, P. (eds.). New York: ACM Press, p. 98-102 5 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

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