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Dr Julia Sargent BA (hons), PhD, FHEA


I am a Lecturer working in the Institute of Educational Technology (IET). I have worked at the Open University and IET since 2018, supporting teaching and research in Academic Professional Development (APD). I am the academic lead for Scholarship Career Development. My role is mainly focused around the development of pan-university scholarship and the use of technology to enhance professional learning and staff development. I also explore the combination of digital technologies and pedagogy to investigate how digital technology can support teaching and learning

I am the shadow module chair of H819 and I am working on co-authoring some of the microcredential 'Evaluating Online Teaching' and supporting learners on the Online Educator courses on FutureLearn. In addition to these roles I also support the development of the Applaud programme.

My research interests include digital technology, teaching, learning, strengths-based approaches and practice-based research. I am a Fellow of the HEA (FHEA).

Julia is a Lecturer who has been working in the Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University since 2018. She works in Academic Professional Development (APD) and is the academic lead for Scholarship Career Development. Her role is mainly focused on the use of technology to enhance learning and digital pedagogies to support staff development, scholarship and distance education.

Previously, Julia has worked in the field of Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy and has explored the use of digital technology to support learning and teaching. Examples of research projects that Julia has worked on include IMPEC (Inclusive Migration Policies through Evidence Cafes), Teach4Edu4 Erasmus+ project (combining a partnership of HEI's to support teachers and students in acquiring new skills and teaching methods) and Academic Mentoring.





Careers Clinic - Online Education

Online forums | 30th December 2020

Esports model ‘could be future direction’ for student engagement

The Times Higher Education (THE) | 9th January 2020

Hip-hop pedagogy promises to turn tables on traditional teaching

Online article | 6th January 2021

Research Podcast

Podcast | 3rd February 2018

Research Podcast

Playing with Research in Health & Physical Education Podcase | 3rd March 2021


Conference Presentation

3rd September 2019

Conference Presentation

12th September 2018

Physical education teachers' views and beliefs about teaching with digital technology.

British Educational Research Association Conference (BERA) Newcastle

Conference Presentation

26th July 2018

Flipped Learning, Pedagogy and Digital Technology: Embedding Practice

International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education (AIESEP)

Conference Presentation

18th June 2018


BJET Fellowship

Highly Commended Award

Employability Scholarship Funding

Connecting Open Routes to Employability Skills (CORES): learner experiences and effects

Global Challenges Research Fund

IMPEC: Inclusive Migration Policy through Evidence Cafes

Teaching Innovation Award

Loughborough University Internal Bid

External Appointments