I am a Lecturer in the Institute of Educational Technology (IET) at The Open University. My research interests lie in Human Computer Interaction and Educational Technology where I am particularly keen to investigate learning within the context of games and playful technologies. Previously, I have explored how people learn to use technology in the workplace, how digital games and tools support informal learning and the use of digital games in formal education.

At the Open University, I have been supporting a project investigating game-based learning for police training in child interviewing, where we have looked at engagement in the context of safety critical games. I also supported the development of Resilience Challenge, a game that is designed to introduce the concept of organisational resilience to healthcare practitioners. I am currently module chair for H818 "The Networked Practitioner", a project based module where students learn how to engage in open scholarship, open access and open research. Additionally, I am part of the Academic Professional Development team where I am academic lead for Research Career Development and involved in helping to implement the Concordat to support the career development of researchers across the Open University.

Jo Iacovides is a Lecturer in the Institute of Educational Technology at The Open University. Her research interests lie in Human Computer Interaction and Educational Technology where she has explored how people learn to use technology in the workplace, how digital games and tools support informal learning and how digital games are used in formal education. She is particularly interested in investigating how games and other technologies can create powerful and meaningful experiences for different purposes, and in developing methods that can be used to evaluate their impact.

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10th October 2016