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

Senior Lecturer

I am a Senior Lecturer (Assoc. Professor) at the Open University, UK, interested in the evidence-based design of technologies for learning (web-based platforms, mobile applications, digital games) through innovative research methodologies including learning analytics. I hold funding from the National Science Foundation, Wellcome, and ESRC to improve the design of online citizen science platforms and make science learning more accessible and productive for young people (LEARN Cit Sci). I also hold funding from the British Academy (mid-career fellowship) to produce evidence-based guidelines for the design of mobile applications for young children (m_Evaluate), and lead an eSTEeM funded project about how to improve online learning design around virtual microscopy. I also co-lead the Tomorrow's World nQuire project, a citizen science partnership between BBC and the OU, leading to the design of the nQuire platform.

Qualifications:I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) and an Honorary Associate of UCL. 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, University of Bristol, UK (with Distinction) and a BA (Hons) in Primary Education, University of Cyprus.

Teaching: I am chairing the master course Technology-enhanced learning: Practices and debates (H800). 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. I am Data Wrangler for the Faculty of Business and Law (FBL).

Dr Christothea Herodotou is a Senior Lecturer (Assoc. Professor) at The Open University, UK. She is interested in the evidence-based design and evaluation of technologies for learning (web-based platforms,mobile applications, digital games)through innovative research methodologies including learning analytics. She holds funding from the National Science FoundationWellcome Trust, and ESRC to improve the design of online citizen science platforms and make science learning more accessible and productive for young people. She also holds funding from the British Academy to produce evidence-based guidelines for the design of mobile applications for young children. She leads an eSTEeM funded project about how to improve online learning design around virtual microscopy, and co-leads the Tomorrow's World nQuire project, a citizen science partnership between BBC and the OU. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) and an Honorary Associate of UCL. 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 course Technology-enhanced learning: Practices and Debates (H800) 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
Project Logo nQuire (nQuire: Young Citizen Inquiry) 2013 - 2014
PKF (Police Knowledge Fund) 2015 - 2017
Project Logo Tomorrow’s world nQuire 2017 - 2018

Japan preschools using tablets to prep tots for digital age

Associated Press | 26th September 2018

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