Dr Julie-Ann Sime MA(Hons), MSc, PhD, ACII, MBPsS, FHEALecturer
Since 1989, I have been involved in working with industry on collaborative research projects in science and engineering fields, particularly through the design of simulation based training systems. Drawing upon research in cognitive science and educational practice, I am interested in supporting meta-cognitive learning processes such as reflection, team training and learning to learn. I am particularly interested in the development of competence and expertise in professional learning, learning from experience and in putting pedagogical theory into practice in design. I work closely with European industries to look at educational issues with real complexity in industrial training contexts. The focus of my investigations has always been on adult learning primarily at the postgraduate level, involving simulations and virtual reality environments.
I have been engaged in teaching online, distance programmes in technology-enhanced learning since 1992, and have a wide range of experience in teaching, supervising, and examining distance learning students. Currently, I teach on the online, distance, Doctoral Programme in e-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning which began in January 2008.
PhD Supervision Interests
The development of competence and expertise in professional learning Cognitive approaches to the design of learning technology; Games and simulations in teaching and learning; The use of multiple representations in thinking, teaching and learning with technology; Use of qualitative simulations in learning environments Adoption of new technologies in teaching and learning, e.g. Second Life and other virtual environments.
Online learning communities for teachers’ continuous professional development: an action research study of eTwinning learning events
Holmes, B., Sime, J. 2014 In: The design, experience and practice of networked learning. Springer p. 185-205. 21 p. ISBN: 9783319019390. Electronic ISBN: 9783319019406.
Online learning communities for teachers’ continuous professional development: case study of an eTwinning learning event
Holmes, B., Sime, J. 3/04/2012 In: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Networked Learning 2012. Lancaster : Lancaster University p. 128-135. 8 p.
Virtual learning professional development: moderators and cognitive presence
Joannidou, S., Sime, J. 3/04/2012 In: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Networked Learning 2012. Lancaster : Lancaster University p. 144-152. 9 p.
Can Emotion Expand Minds Online? The Problems of Positive Mood Induction for Cognitive Flexibility
Smith, A., Sime, J. 2011
Games for learning and learning transfer.
O Suilleabhain, G., Sime, J. 2010 In: Critical design and effective tools for e-learning in higher education : theory into practice. IGI Global p. 113-126. 14 p. ISBN: 978-1-61520-879-1.
Video-enriched learning experiences for performing arts students : two exploratory case studies.
Ramirez-Martinell, A., Sime, J. 2010 In: Technology Supported Environment for Personalised Learning: Methods and Case Studies. IGI Global p. 248-267. 20 p. ISBN: 978-1605668840.
The role of games in facilitating preparation for future learning.
Ó Súilleabháin, G., Walsh, P., Sime, J. 10/2009 In: Proceedings of the 3rd european conference on games-based learning. ACI p. 294-302. 9 p. ISBN: 978-1-906638-47-4.
An analysis of target audiences and their responses to different kinds of educational videos.
Ramirez Martinell, A., Sime, J. 07/2008 In: DIVERSE Conference Proceedings 2007 & 2008. Haarlem, The Netherlands : InHolland University
A 3D multi-user virtual laboratory : is successful implementation enough?
Sime, J., Kemp, B. 06/2008 In: Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications.. Cheasapeake, CA : AACE p. 3539-3547. 9 p.
Production of online educational video for a “lean in” viewing experience.
Ramirez Martinell, A., Sime, J. 2008 In: Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications.. Cheasapeake, CA : AACE p. 1323-1328. 6 p. ISBN: 1-880094-65-7.
Designing emergency response training : seven ways to reduce stress.
Sime, J. 2007 In: Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA 2007).. IADIS p. 41-48. 8 p. ISBN: 978-972-8924-48-5.
Design of a constructivist virtual learning environment composed by video summaries
Ramirez-Martinell, A., Sime, J., Donoghue, M. 2006 In: Proceedings of the international Edutec 2006 conference : education in virtual environments : quality and effectiveness in e-learning, Tarragona, Spain, Rovira i Virgili University, 2006.
Video streaming in educational practice at Lancaster University : three case studies
Ramirez-Martinell, A., Sime, J., Donoghue, M. 2006 In: DIVERSE proceedings : 2005 & 2006 : 5th International DIVERSE Conference, 5th-7th July 2005, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA, 6th International DIVERSE Conference, 5th-7th July 2006, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK. Glasgow : Glasgow Calendonian University p. 55-63. 9 p. ISBN: 781905866052.
Sime, J.A., O'Donoghue, M. 2004 In: Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2004. AACE: Chesapeake, VA 337 p. ISBN: 1-880094-53-3.
The Migration and Growth of a Scientific Learning Community.
Sime, J.A., Kemp, B., O'Donoghue, M., Shaw, M. 2004 In: Networked Learning. Lancaster University and University of Sheffield 659 p. ISBN: 1-862201501.
VirRAD: A New Paradigm for Technology Enhanced Learning.
Sime, J.A., Matzer, M., Pauschenwein, J., Sfiri, A. 2003 In: Digitaler Campus: Vom Medienprojekt sum nachhaltigen Medieneinsatz in der Hochschule.(Series Mediem in der Wissenschaft). M'nster:Waxman Verlag 429 p. ISBN: 3-8309-1288-9.
Situated learning with co-operative agent simulations in team training.
Dobson, M.W., Pengelly, M., Sime, J., Albaladejo, S., Garcia, E., Gonzales, F., Maseda, J. 09/2001 In: Computers in Human Behavior. 17, 5-6, p. 547-573. 27 p.
Reflective learning with agent simulations in emergency team training.
Dobson, M.W., Pengelly, M., Sime, J. 2001 In: Proceedings of world conference on educational multimedia and hypermedia ED-MEDIA '01.
Using shared mental models as a basis for developing team competencies.
Pengelly, M., Sime, J.A. 2000 In: Proceedings of international conference on intelligent tutoring systems (ITS 2000): adanced instrudtional design for complex safety critical and emergency training. Montreal p. 23-Jul.
Sime, J., Pengelly, M., Goodyear, P. 1999 In: Public Deliverable 5.1, ETOILE Project.
Supporting learning in teams : the instructional design
Sime, J., Pengelly, M. 1999 In: Public Deliverable 2.2, ETOILE Project.
The acquisition and use of shared mental models.
Sime, J., Pengelly, M. 1999 In: Public Deliverable 2.1, ETOILE Project.
Authoring and GTE
Johnston, R., Sime, J. 07/1998 In: Instructional Science. 26, 3-4, p. 227-242. 16 p.
Acquiring knowledge in science and mathematics : the use of multiple representations in technology based learning environments
De Jong, T., Ainsworth, S., Dobson, M., Van der Hulst, A., Levonen, J., Reimann, P., Sime, J., Van Someren, M., Spada, H., Swaak, J. 1998 In: Learning with multiple representations. Amsterdam : Pergamon p. 9-40. 32 p. ISBN: 008043343X.
Model Switching in a Learning Environment based on Multiple Models
Sime, J. 1998 In: Interactive Learning Environments. 5, 1, p. 109-124. 16 p.
Technology Enhanced Learning: A one-day Conference for Teachers