Before working on technology enhanced learning projects, I completed a PhD in Italian Studies, funded by the AHRB, and a short post-doc on the Italian media at the British School at Rome, where I held one of the BSR’s Rome Awards. I followed this work with a number of part-time and sessional posts in Italian Studies, working mainly at the University of Leicester and at the University of Leeds.
In 2011 I joined the Faculty of Education, Community and Leisure at LJMU to work on the Ensemble Project. During my year with Ensemble I was involved with projects to develop online resources for LJMU students on courses in Education Studies and Outdoor Education. I was also involved with a project on e-assessment for Accounting students, entitled ‘Ontology Based e-Assessment for Accounting Education’. This project was done in collaboration with the University of Murcia, Spain, and was funded by the International Association for Accounting Education and Research and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
I am currently working on number of projects in which subject specialists, students and technology developers collaborate to build online resources. These include our JISC project on developing linked data approaches to Open Educational Resources and a project on developing the use of video in Education Studies at LJMU. My LJMU web page is here.
I am also interested in theoretical framings of this work, and this dual emphasis on practice and theory is reflected in my recent publications.