The School of Education is fundamentally engaged in exploring models of learning and teaching. Two dimensions of this are the use of online and other technologies to provide eLearning opportunities and to blend those with traditional methodologies.
The blended, eLearning and teaching group are involved in researching the ways in which technology can enhance and support learning and teaching and how it may be an agent for change.
Research interests of members of the group include:
- the use of collaborative and discursive tools such as wikis, discussion forums and blogs
- Web 2.0
- the use of virtual learning environments / learning platforms
- evaluation of TDA eLearning grants
- impact of ICT on personalisation (with the School of Social Science)
- the development of online learning environments
- the development of online communities of learners and communities of practice
- technology and assessment
- virtual worlds
- technology enhanced teaching and learning
- serious games to enhance learning.
In addition we would be interested in supporting research in any area of technology-enhanced-learning including those in schools, colleges, universities and workplace settings.
- Helen Boulton (group leader)
- Sarah Davies
- Paul Drury
- Neil Hughes
- David Jeckells
- Robin Kearsley Bullen
- Beverley Lawe
- Jon Sloper
- Jamie Tinney
- Pat Wallis
- Louise Woolley
Rachael Folds' research asks, 'Can mimicking tasks using digital games enhance the learning experience of everyday tasks of students with intellectual disabilities?'
Dalton Kisanga's research: "Managing transition from face-to-face to e-learning in Tanzanian higher learning institutions: An investigation into attitudinal factors"