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Dr Tina Papathoma

Postdoctoral Researcher in Technology Enhanced Learning

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My research focus is on Evaluation of Online Courses, Professional Learning and Technology Enhanced Learning more broadly. My PhD’s focus was on Educators’ perspectives in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) where I looked at who teaches in MOOCs and how they learn.

I am the Evaluation lead for Microcredentials (i.e. short accredited courses that aim to contribute to Continuous Professional Development). I am doing qualitative research and at times I am using mixed methods.

Previously, I worked collaboratively with colleagues in a number of projects in the area of Predictive Analytics, Citizen Science, and on Interdisciplinary ways of working. I designed and offered seminars for professional development to academics and academic related professionals to assist them in their online teaching (i.e. ‘Introduction to MOOCs’, ‘Essential Skills and Knowledge for MOOC Educators’).I also worked independently on the ‘Implementing Transformation of Police Learning and Development’ project at the Business School of the OU (Centre for Policing Research and Learning) where I explored the digital learning systems and practices in the Police contexts of England and Wales and adjusted an existing guide to support professionals in Learning & Development when developing digital learning.


Biography

Tina's research focus is on Evaluation of Online Courses, Professional Learning and Technology Enhanced Learning more broadly. Her PhD focused on Educators’ perspectives in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) where she examined who teaches in MOOCs and how they learn.

Currenlty, Tina is the Evaluation Lead for Microcredentials (i.e. short accredited courses that aim to contribute to Continuous Professional Development). She is doing qualitative research and is also using mixed methods.

Previously, Tina has worked collaboratively in the area of Predictive Analytics, Citizen Science, and on Interdisciplinary ways of working. She has offered seminars for professional development to academics and academic-related professionals to assist them in their online teaching (i.e. ‘Introduction to MOOCs’, ‘Essential Skills and Knowledge for MOOC Educators’). She worked on the ‘Implementing Transformation of Police Learning and Development’ project at the Business School of the OU (Centre for Policing Research and Learning) where she explored the digital learning systems and practices in the Police contexts of England and Wales and adjusted an existing guide to support professionals in Learning & Development when developing digital learning.


Publications

2021

Papathoma, Tina; Ferguson, Rebecca and Vogiatzis, Dimitrios. (). Accessible learning, accessible analytics: a virtual evidence café. In: 11th International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge (LAK21), Workshop 13 Apr Full conference 12-16 April, Online.

2020

Herodotou, Christothea; Papathoma, Tina; Aristeidou, Maria; Miller, Grant; Ghadiri, Maryam; Lorke, Julia and Ballard, Heidi. (). What do young volunteers learn from participation in online crowdsourced citizen science? Environmental science learning through Zooniverse. In: ECSA conference 2020, 7-10 Sep 2020, Trieste, Italy.
Scanlon, Eileen and Papathoma, Tina. (). Citizen science as interdisciplinary working. In: Networked Learning Conference, 2020, 18-20 May 2020, Kolding, Denmark.
Herodotou, Christothea; Papathoma, Tina; Davies, Gareth; Gaved, Mark and Scanlon, Eileen. (). Interdisciplinary research in technology-enhanced learning: Strategies for effective working. In: International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS 2020), 19-23 Jun 2020, Nashville, TN, USA.
Papathoma, Tina; Ferguson, Rebecca; Iniesto, Francisco; Rets, Irina; Vogiatzis, Dimitrios and Murphy, Victoria. (). Guidance on how Learning at Scale can be made more accessible. In: Proceedings of the Seventh ACM Conference on Learning@ Scale, Aug 12-14, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA.
Hlosta, Martin; Papathoma, Tina and Herodotou, Christothea. (). Explaining Errors in Predictions of At-Risk Students in Distance Learning Education. In: Artificial Intelligence in Education, Springer, 119-123.

2019

Papathoma, Tina (). MOOC Educators: Who They Are And How They Learn. PhD thesis The Open University.
Papathoma, Tina. (). How Digital Learning Processes Meet The Ever Changing Needs Of The Policing Profession? Enablers And Barriers In Its Application. In: BAM2019: British Academy of Management Conference Proceedings, 3-5 Sep 2019, Birmingham, UK.

2017

Papathoma, Tina; Littlejohn, Allison and Ferguson, Rebecca (). How HE educators learn to teach Massive Open Online Courses. A case study. European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction.

2016

Papathoma, Tina; Ferguson, Rebecca; Littlejohn, Allison and Coe, Angela. (). Making the Production of Learning at Scale more Open and Flexible. In: L@S '16: Proceedings of the Third ACM Conference on Learning @ Scale, ACM, 273-276.

2015

Littlejohn, Allison; Papathoma, Tina; Smidt, Samantha; Jelfs, Anne; Bridgman, Sarah and Coe, Angela (). Driving Disruptive Innovation: Analysis of changes in Professional Practice through the production of an OU module (S309). Open University Insight.
Papathoma, Tina; Blake, Canan; Clow, Doug and Scanlon, Eileen. (). Investigating Learners’ Views of Assessment Types in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). In: Design for Teaching and Learning in a Networked World, Springer, 617-621.