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Dr Christothea Herodotou PhD, SFHEA, MSc, BA (Hons)

Lecturer in Innovating Pedagogy

I am interested in the evaluation of technologies for learning (web-based platforms, mobile applications, and digital games) through innovative research methodologies including crowdsourcing and learning analytics. I hold funding from the National Science Foundation, Wellcome Trust, and ESRC for researching learning in online citizen science communities with the aim to make learning science more accessible and productive for youth. I also hold funding from the British Academy for evaluating the impact of mobile maths applications on young children's learning and development. I run an eSTEeM funded project on improving online pedagogy around the use of virtual microscopy in VLEs and co-lead the Tomorrow's World nQuire, an online citizen science partnership between BBC and the OU.

Qualifications:I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).I received my Ph.D. degree in Digital Games and Psychology from the University College London (UCL) Institute of Education with very minor amendments (4 weeks), a MSc in Education, Technology, and Society at the University of Bristol, UK (with Distinction) and a BA (Hons) degree in Primary Education, University of Cyprus.

Teaching: I am chairing the master module H800:Technology-enhanced learning: practices and debates (MA in Open and Distance Learning; MAODE) and I am Data Wrangler for the Faculty of Business and Law (FBL). I also coordinate the evaluation of the Early Alert Indicators project, a university-wide initiative for assessing predictive learning analytics interventions and their impact on students' performance and attainment.

Dr Christothea Herodotou is a Lecturer at The Open University, UK. Herresearch interests focus on the evaluation of technologies for learning (web-based platformsdigital games, and mobile applications) through innovative research methodologies including crowdsourcing and learning analytics. She holds funding from the National Science FoundationWellcome Trust, and ESRC for researching learning in online citizen science communities with the aim to make learning science more accessible and productive for youth. She also holds funding from the British Academy for evaluating the impact of mobile maths applications on young children's learning and development. She runs an eSTEeM funded project on improving online pedagogy around the use of virtual microscopy in VLEs and work with a broader academic team on the BBC/OU online citizen science partnership. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA). She received her Ph.D. degree in Digital Games and Psychology from the University College London (UCL) and her MSc in Education, Technology, and Society from the University of Bristol (with Distinction).She is chairing the master module H800:Technology-enhanced learning: practices and debates (MA in Open and Distance Learning; MAODE) and she is a Data Wrangler for the Faculty of Business and Law (FBL).  She also coordinates the evaluation of the Early Alert Indicators project, a university-wide initiative for assessing predictive learning analytics interventions and their impact on students' performance and attainment.

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Project Logo LEARN CitSci (LEARN CitSci: Learning and Environmental science Agency Research Network for Citizen Science ) 2017 - 2021
Project Logo m-Evaluate (mEvaluate: Devising an evaluation framework for the design and use of mobile learning applications in early years' education) 2017 - 2018

Completed

How can touchscreen mobile game applications support inclusion and participation in science learning of preschoolers from disadvantaged backgrounds? 2015 - 2016
nQuire (nQuire: Young Citizen Inquiry) 2013 - 2014
PKF (Police Knowledge Fund) 2015 - 2017

Most downloaded article in recent BJET history

Wiley, BJET | 24th May 2018

Past

Invited Talk

24th January 2018

Invited Talk

6th June 2017

Youth learning in citizen science programmes

Citizen science conference Natural History Museum London

Conference Presentation

16th March 2017

Implementing Predictive Learning Analytics on a Large Scale:

Learning Analytics and Knowledge conference Vancouver, Canada

Conference Presentation

14th September 2016

Awards

BERA BJET Fellowship

British Educational Research Association

British Academy Mid-career fellowship

British Academy

The Open University Inaugural Engaging Research Award

RCUK Public Engagement with Research Catalyst ‘An open research university’

External Appointments