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Chris Edwards


I am the module team chair for H817, Openness and innovation in elearning, a 60 credit masters module in our Online and Distance Education programme. Within the programme I also have staff tutor and assessment responsibilities. My contribution to teaching also includes data wrangling, through which I support the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) by providing analyses and reflection that enables them to better pursue the enhancement of their curriculum and the student experience.

My data wrangling interests overlap those for research through a project I am working on with Mark Gaved, to better structure and manipulate pathway data (Edwards, 2017). My other research activity is directed towards the TeSLA project, which explores the use of e-authentication tools within online student assessment. Also, The MOVEME project, also called 'MOOC Italiano Inglese in Tandem', in the project section. The formal part of this project ended earlier this spring but we are currently in the middle of the second presentation of the Future Learn MOOC we developed.

Chris is a lecturer in IET/LTI and chairs the masters module ‘Openness and innovation in elearning’. He is one of the authors of ‘The critical researcher: educational technology in practice’ both are modules in the Masters in Online and Distance Education programme (MAODE). He has also written and taught on a FutureLearn MOOC, is one of the University’s Data Wranglers, serving FBL and now FASS, and has held institutional responsibilities for the Stage-gate process and for scrutiny and use of learning outcomes.












TeSLA (An Adaptive Trust-based e-assessment system for learning) 2016 - 2018


MOOc Italiano Inglese in Tandem 2015 - 2017