Research Output per year
Personal & professional development, online resource design, blended learning, Human Resource Development, Technology Enhanced Learning, Research Methodology, Social media impact on learning communities.
My doctorate is in online learning and I continue to develop work in this area of the impact of digital learning technologies on learning design and community building in HE and organisational contexts. I currently supervise 5 PhD students at Brighton in related fields of social media and education, women and leadership, digital divide and the impact of dyslexia on learning in innovative SMEs. I have supervised two successful completions of PhD thesis, one in the field of women's learning environments in Saudi Arabian HE, the other the use of school teachers' acceptance and use of e-learning technologies.
In summary, the fields of supervisory interest are:
Online and blended learning design in HE and in organisational contexts
Social media in relation to learning and community-building
Human Resource Development
Approach to teaching
Central to my approach to teaching is the building of bridges from the learner's experience towards areas of expertise they wish to develop. My experience in Higher Education has spanned the teaching of undergraduates in every year of study, taught postgraduates and the support of doctoral students and mentoring of academic staff. During the last two decades I have worked alone and in teaching teams to construct learning with students in various diverse business fields including HRM, Business Strategy, Research Methodology and Learning and Development. I have led postgraduate studies and designed new modules and full undergraduate courses based on problem-based/enquiry-based and experiential learning.
PhD, University of Brighton
Award Date: 1 Jul 2008
Chief External Examiner, Sheffield Hallam University1 Sep 2015 → 31 Aug 2020
Co-Editor, Interactive Learning Environments1 Jan 2012 → …
Chief Examiner HRM, Association of Business Executives1 Jul 2008 → 31 Jan 2019
Course Director, NCC Education1 Sep 2006 → …
Chartered Fellow, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
Fellow, Higher Education Academy, UK
Doctoral Supervisor, Laureate Online Education International, University of Liverpool Online Programmes
- LB2300 Higher Education
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article