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

Senior Lecturer

I am a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the Open University, UK, 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. 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 to young people (LEARN Cit Sci). I also hold funding from eSTEeM (co-I) to improve the accuracy of predictive analytics of at risk students, as measured by OU Analyse. I also co-lead the designof the nQuire platform, a citizen science platform developed in partnership with BBC.

In the past, I held 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 led an eSTEeM funded project about how to improve online learning design around virtual microscopy, examining both the teachers' and the students' perspectives.

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 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 also Data Wrangler for the Faculty of Business and Law (FBL).

I was the master course chair of Technology-enhanced learning: Practices and debates (H800), which has now been replaced with H880.

Dr Christothea Herodotou is a Senior Lecturer (Associate 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 Foundation,Wellcome Trust, and ESRC to improve the design of online citizen science platforms and make science learning more accessible and productive to young people. She also holds funding from eSTEeM (co-I) to improve the accuracy of predictive analytics of at risk students, as measured by OU Analyse, and co-leads the design of the nQuire platform, a citizen science platform developed in partnership with BBC. She 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 and she is a Data Wrangler for the Business faculty. 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).

In the past, she held funding from the British Academy to produce evidence-based guidelines for the design of mobile applications for young children. She led an eSTEeM funded project about how to improve online learning design around virtual microscopy, and she chaired the master course Technology-enhanced learning: Practices and Debates (H800).

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Current

Project Logo LEARN CitSci (LEARN CitSci: Learning and Environmental science Agency Research Network for Citizen Science ) 2017 - 2021
Project Logo Tomorrow’s world nQuire 2017 - 2019

Completed

How can touchscreen mobile game applications support inclusion and participation in science learning of preschoolers from disadvantaged backgrounds? 2015 - 2016
Project Logo m-Evaluate (mEvaluate: Devising an evaluation framework for the design and use of mobile learning applications in early years' education) 2017 - 2018
Project Logo nQuire (nQuire: Young Citizen Inquiry) 2013 - 2014
PKF (Police Knowledge Fund) 2015 - 2017

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