Dr Kyungmee Lee

Senior Lecturer in Technology Enhanced Learning


I am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University in the UK. I am an Editor-in-Chief of a peer-reviewed, open-access journal, Studies in Technology Enhanced Learning. I am a core member of the Center for Open Education Research (COER) and the Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning (CTEL), and previously, Co-Director of the CTEL.

My research programme aims to gain a deeper understanding of the social and academic experiences of diverse non-traditional and mature student groups in distance education settings, concerning issues of accessibility and quality. Using a range of qualitative research methodologies and evocative academic writings, my current projects investigate doctoral students’ experiences in online PhD programmes. My scholarship is primarily influenced by the Foucauldian conceptualisation of discourse, knowledge and power.

I have been commissioned to a range of consultation projects: the recent one includes the evaluation of online training activities of the International Training Centre for the International Labour Organization (UN) in 2021 and 2022. I am also frequently serving as an external examiner for PhD/EdD projects.

* I am currently on research leave until 31 July 2023, not accepting new PhD students.

Interactive scenario-based assessment on adult learners’ readiness for Equals Training (ESRC Impact Acceleration Account Grant)
01/10/2021 → 31/12/2021

Policy analysis on UK digital skills training and Covid-19 for Korean Skills Quality Authority (the Ministry of Employment and Labor, South Korea)
01/09/2021 → 30/09/2021

Technologies for Online Doctoral Studies: Synthesizing knowledge
01/05/2021 → 30/04/2023

Decolonising Education for Peace in Africa: Online teaching materials design workshop (AHRC GCRF Network Plus Grant)
01/11/2020 → 31/12/2020

Policy analysis on UK online job skills training for Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training (South Korea)
01/09/2020 → 31/10/2020

Evaluation of the online training activities of International Training Centre of International Labour Organization (ITCILO, the United Nations)
01/06/2020 → 31/08/2021

Online Education in Covid-19 Pandemic: Superhero?
01/04/2019 → …

Emotions in Online Doctoral Education: A longitudinal analysis
01/01/2018 → 31/08/2022

Educational Development Projects on International Campuses (FASS)
01/09/2017 → 31/12/2018

Blended and SMART adult training in the UK for Korean Skills Quality Authority (the Ministry of Employment and Labor, South Korea)
01/07/2017 → 30/09/2021

Becoming a Scholar: Online doctoral experience (FASS)
01/07/2016 → 30/09/2017

International Students in UK-based Online Doctoral Programmes (FASS)
01/06/2016 → 31/12/2017

Discourses and Realities of Online Higher Education: Stories of two open universities in Canada and South Korea
01/09/2015 → 31/08/2019

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