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Dr Leigh-Anne Perryman PhD MEd BA (Hons) FHEA PGCTLHE

Senior Lecturer

About

I am qualification director for the Institute of Educational Technology's postgraduate curriculum and IET's microcredentials lead, responsible for the academic development of our modules. I am also IET's Faculty Lead for Student Support Teams and chair of our Masters modules H819 The critical researcher and H880 Technology-enhanced learning: foundations and futures. I'm also lead educator/chair for our microcredentials HZFM881 Online teaching: creating courses for adult learners, HZFM882 Online teaching: evaluating and improving courses, and HZFM883 Teacher development: embedding mental health in the curriculum. I have many years of teaching experience in the tertiary sector, specialising in arts subjects and teacher education.

I am an active researcher, currently focusing on the impact of open educational resources, open educational practices and open pedagogies in helping to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, specifically Goal 5, Target 5b, which covers women's empowerment through ICTs. More broadly, my research interests cover open educational practices and resources in development contexts and in the voluntary sector. I am passionately committed to social justice and this informs my research.

Biography

Dr Leigh-Anne Perryman is Qualification Director for the Institute of Educational Technology's Masters in Online and Distance Education (MAODE), responsible for the academic development of the qualification and its modules. She is also IET's Faculty Lead for Student Support Teams and is co-leading the development of the MAODE's badged open course and MOOC.

Research interests

Leigh-Anne is an active researcher, currently focusing on the impact of open educational resources and open educational practices in helping to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in low income countries, specifically Goal 5, Target 5b, which covers women's empowerment through ICTs. Leigh-Anne's current research interests also include the ethics of online research in social media spaces and the impact of student-only Facebook groups on retention and progression.

Until 2016 Leigh-Anne was a Fellow of the Hewlett Foundation-funded OER Research Hub project, led by Martin Weller. Her OER Research Hub Fellowship research was broadly focussed on exploring the impact of OER in low-income countries (with a particular focus on India, and theTESS-Indiaproject) and various informal learning contexts (including OpenLearn). Leigh-Anne's Fellowship work built on her previous role as a Research Associate for the OER Research Hub, where she was responsible for overall project evaluation. In 2012 she led a research project for the UK’s Big Lottery Fund researching the use of peer-support and online learning communities within the UK voluntary sector.  Prior to that she worked within IET as an author and learning materials (re-)designer on the Next Generation Learning Challenges-funded Bridge to Success project.  

Leigh-Anne was awarded her IET-based PhD in 2011. Her research explored adults’ cognitive and affective responses to contemporary art and the implications for arts pedagogy, resulting in her developing a multi-emotion appraisal theory-based model of aesthetic perception and visual arts pedagogy.

Teaching experience

Leigh-Anne is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and the Institute for Learning and holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (PGCTLHE). She has extensive and wide-ranging teaching experience gained through 12 years spent as an OU tutor, 8 years spent as a member of various OU module teams and 12 years’ teaching within other adult education contexts, including two years spent teaching and mentoring FE tutors taking the City & Guilds 7407 qualification.

Twitter: @laperryman

Scoopit Sites: Researching OER; Commonwealth Education; Commonwealth OER; India OER and Teacher Education; MAODE

Blog: Art of OER Research

Publications

2020

Perryman, Leigh-Anne (). Evaluating MOOCs' Long-Term Impact: A Theory of Change Approach. In: Mishra, Sanjaya and Panda, Santosh eds. Technology-Enabled Learning: Policy, Pedagogy and Practice Vancouver, Canada: Commonwealth of Learning, pp. 143-164.

2019

Perryman, Leigh-Anne. (). Open with care: Socially-responsible, culturally-responsive and equitable open pedagogy for a diverse world. In: Creative Commons Global Summit 2019, 9-11 May 2019, Lisbon, Portugal.

2017

Law, Patrina and Perryman, Leigh-Anne. (). How OpenLearn supports a business model for OER. Distance Education, 38 (1) pp. 5-22.

2016

Farrow, Rob; Perryman, Leigh-Anne; de los Arcos, Beatriz; Weller, Martin and Pitt, Rebecca (). OER Hub Researcher Pack. Milton Keynes, UK: OER Hub.
Perryman, Leigh-Anne and de los Arcos, Beatriz. (). Women’s empowerment through openness: OER, OEP and the Sustainable Development Goals. In: OEGlobal 2016: Convergence through Collaboration, 12-14 Apr 2016, Krakow, Poland.

2015

Law, Patrina; Perryman, Leigh-Anne and Law, Andrew. (). Badging and employability at The Open University. European Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning, Best of EDEN 2013-2014.
Farrow, Robert; Pitt, Rebecca; de los Arcos, Beatriz; Perryman, Leigh-Anne; Weller, Martin and McAndrew, Patrick. (). Impact of OER use on teaching and learning: data from OER Research Hub (2013–2014). British Journal of Educational Technology, 46 (5) pp. 972-976.
Coughlan, Tony and Perryman, Leigh-Anne. (). Learning from the innovative open practices of three international health projects outside academia. In: Open Education Global Conference 2015, 22-24 Apr 2015, Banff, Alberta, Canada.
Perryman, Leigh-Anne and Lesperance, John. (). Collaborating across borders: OER use and open educational practices within the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth. In: Open Education Global Conference 2015, 22-24 Apr 2015, Banff, Alberta, Canada.
Coughlan, Tony and Perryman, Leigh-Anne. (). Are student-led Facebook groups open educational practices?. In: OER15, 14-15 Apr 2015, Cardiff.
Coughlan, Tony and Perryman, Leigh-Anne. (). A murky business: navigating the ethics of educational research in Facebook groups. European Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning pp. 146-169.
Law, Patrina and Perryman, Leigh-Anne. (). Internal Responses to Informal Learning Data: Testing a Rapid Commissioning Approach. European Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning pp. 76-84.

2014

Perryman, Leigh-Anne; Buckler, Alison and Seal, Timothy. (). Learning from TESS-India’s approach to OER localisation across multiple Indian states. Journal of Interactive Media in Education.
de los Arcos, B.; Farrow, R.; Perryman, L.-A.; Pitt, R. and Weller, M. (). OER Evidence Report 2013-2014. OER Research Hub.
Law, Patrina and Perryman, Leigh-Anne. (). Internal responses to informal learning data: testing a rapid commissioning approach. In: 8th EDEN Research Workshop: Challenges for Research into Open & Distance Learning: Doing Things Better-Doing Better Things, 27-28 Oct 2014, Oxford, UK.
Perryman, Leigh-Anne and Coughlan, Tony. (). A murky business: the ethics of conducting educational research in Facebook groups. In: Proceedings: Challenges for Research into Open & Distance Learning - Doing Things Better – Doing Better Things, European Distance and E-Learning Network, 277-289.
Buckler, Alison; Perryman, Leigh-Anne; Seal, Timothy and Musafir, Shankar. (). The role of OER localisation in building a knowledge partnership for development: The TESSA and TESS-India teacher education projects. In: OCWC Global Conference 2014, 23-25 Apr 2014, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Perryman, Leigh-Anne; Buckler, Alison and Seal, Timothy. (). From global to local: learning from TESS-India’s approach to OER localisation across seven Indian states. In: OER14 Building communities of open practice, 28-29 Apr 2014, Newcastle.
Perryman, Leigh-Anne and Coughlan, Tony. (). The marginalisation of open educational practices outside academia. In: Open Educational Resources 2014, 28-29 Apr 2014, The Centre for Life, Newcastle, UK.

2013

Coughlan, Tony and Perryman, Leigh-Anne. (). Using open educational resources in online welfare communities: Facebook as an arena for open scholarship across the Commonwealth. In: Seventh Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF7), 2-6 Dec 2013, Abuja, Nigeria.
Perryman, Leigh-Anne; Law, Patrina and Law, Andrew. (). Developing sustainable business models for institutions’ provision of open educational resources: Learning from OpenLearn users’ motivations and experiences. In: Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference 2013, 23-25 Oct 2013, Paris, France.
Law, Patrina; Perryman, Leigh-Anne and Law, Andrew. (). Open educational resources for all? Comparing user motivations and characteristics across The Open University’s iTunes U channel and OpenLearn platform.. In: Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference 2013, 23-25 Oct 2013, Paris, France.
Perryman, Leigh-Anne and Coughlan, Tony. (). Slides: Reaching out with OER: the public-facing open scholar and the benevolent academy. In: OER13: Creating a Virtuous Circle, 26-27 Mar 2013, Nottingham, UK.
Perryman, Leigh-Anne and Coughlan, Tony. (). Reaching out with OER: the public-facing open scholar and the benevolent academy. In: OER13, 26-27 Mar 2013, Nottingham, UK.
Coughlan, Tony and Perryman, Leigh-Anne. (). Beyond the ivory tower: a model for nurturing informal learning and development communities through open educational practices. Revista de Universidad y Sociedad del Conocimiento (Globalisation and Internationalisation of Higher Education), 10 (1) pp. 312-326.

2012

2011

2009

Perryman, Leigh-Anne. Evaluating Long-term MOOC Impact: A Case Study of TEL MOOC. In: Pan-Commonwealth Forum 9 (PCF9), 2019, 9-12 Sep 2019, Edinburgh.

Media appearances

How can business students get the best from remote study

Financial Times | 23rd September 2020

Awards

Open Education Consortium Open Research Award of Excellence

Awarded as member of OER Research Hub

Open Education Consortium Open Research Award of Excellence

Awarded for research with Patrina Law