As someone who has always been interested in innovation and change, my interest in learning has been the focus of my research for many years. My current research is focussing on the impact of virtual worlds on learning and teaching, through a large Leverhulme-funded project. Further, over the last three years I have been developing the method of Qualitative Research Synthesis.
To date I have published six books on problem-based learning; and another entitled Learning Spaces (McGraw Hill). In 2010 I published 3 books: An Introduction to Qualitative Research Synthesis (Routledge) in January; New Approaches to Qualitative Research: Wisdom and Uncertainty (Routledge) in April and Teaching and Learning in Second Life (McGraw Hill) in June. I have recently completed an MSc in e-learning at The University of Edinburgh and just finished my 11th book - on Qualitative Research Methods.
In my spare time I am a runner, rock climber and snow boarder.
The awards I have received are:
- Routledge author of the month May 2011
- National Teaching Fellowship 2008-2012 (£10,000)
- Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy (2013)
My research over the last 5 years has focussed on exploring learning in a digital age and examining the impact of diverse forms of digital technology on learning. Such research has been focussed on examining new pedagogical stances and perspectives, and the research has been located in and through a variety of qualitative approaches. My research has also sought to examine the value and use of qualitative approaches across higher education whilst also seeking to find ways of collating and analysing qualitative study that can enable change to policy and practice.
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