PhD Student

I am a PhD Student in E Research and Technology Enhanced Learning at Lancaster University and am now in Part II working on my Research Proposal.

I used a wordpress blog for Part One of my PHD which I have now closed down. That is available at

Part Two will now be in my ‘normal’ blog if there is such a thing

Modules and Research Papers

It is a great course. It structured and is module based with a final thesis based on original research. It aligns with a networked learning approach and is cohort based. I am in Cohort 10 and passed the following modules in Part I .

CodeModule TitlePaper Title
EDS821Research Methods in Education and Social ScienceExploring the potential for open digital badges within Swansea University
EDS822The Development of Professional PracticeExploring conceptions of the development of a Technology Enhanced Learning Community of Practice (TELCoP) at Swansea University through phenomenography
EDS823Researching Technology Enhanced / Networked Learning, Teaching and AssessmentThe collective variation in academic staff experience of using online collaborative technologies and understanding of networked learning practices within a research-led institution in the UK
EDS825Interculturality and Globalisation in Technology Enhanced LearningHow are online spaces shaped by culture ? An evaluation and analysis of the Swansea Academy of Learning and Teaching Website and Community Blog
EDS824Groups and Communities: Researching the Design of Technology Enhanced / Networked Learning CommunitiesThe variation range in staff conceptions of the use of webinar technologies in a ‘traditional’ university in the UK

Research Interests

I’m interested in Informal Professional Learning Networks and Online Social Learning and the power of emotional support in online communities. Its a work in progress …