As Covid-19 required educators to turn to digital technologies for the means to continue learning and teaching, the time for ripe for fresh thinking and approaches to researching blended and online education. This workshop is designed for early career researchers who would like to apply their skills to researching digital education. The concept of education technology as a discipline is contentious, and debates continue about the legitimacy of its research outputs. However, in recent years there have been interdisciplinary developments which have enriched and deepened the outputs. What is the terrain of scholarship in this area and how can your research find a place there? This interactive workshop will guide participants through finding and developing their voice in this exciting area.
Dr Louise Drumm is a Lecturer in the Department of Learning and Teaching Enhancement at Edinburgh Napier University. She is the programme leader for the MSc in Blended and Online Education and also teaches and supervises on the Postgraduate Certificate in Learning Teaching and Academic Practice in Higher Education. She has worked in a number of universities in the UK as a learning technologist, academic developer, lecturer and software developer. She is also an experienced theatre director and practitioner, and likes to explore creative approaches to academic development. Her PhD, from Glasgow Caledonian University, was on the role of theory in teaching with technology in higher education. Her research interests include the relationship between digital teaching and theory, critical digital pedagogy, open education practices, digital literacies and academic development. She is an editor for the journal ‘Research in Learning Technology’.
@OlgaMun_ED Great idea! I think there would be lots of colleagues at #BERA2021 and also members of @SRHE73 interested in being part of a feminist HE reading group. Does anyone know of any such (open) groups that already exist?
Back in April we hosted an event 'Towards Decolonizing Curriculum and Pedagogy across Disciplines and Global Higher Education Contexts'. We're pleased to hear that an article from our speakers has recently been published and is available online 1/2