Tina Papathoma BA MSc MRes
I am PhD research student, focusing on MOOCs and on educators' teaching in these environments looking at how they learn to teach (create and run) these courses.
I am a member of the Professional and Digital Learning group which explores how professionals learn in different organisations, including companies, government organisations, open networks, public sector organisations (including universities) and the Open University itself.
I am also a member of the Global OER graduate network, a global network of PhD students involved in projects, policy development and implementation strategies on open educational resources (OER).
Tina is a full-time PhD research student (Year 3) in the Institute of Educational Technology (IET) at the Open University in the UK. Her PhD is funded by the Centre of Research in Education and Educational Technology of the Open University. Tina's PhD research study explores who the educators in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are and how they learn to teach (create and run) courses on the FutureLearn platform (FL). Tina conducted online interviews with around 30 educators from seven different FL partner institutions. Tina's study provides evidence of who these educators are and what their best practices of mooc creation and running were for them, what challenges they faced, what activities they needed to complete as part of their courses and how they learned to do those courses. Tina's PhD study seeks to provide recommendations for better practices for educators and institutions.
Tina has a Master of Research (Education) from the Institute of Educational Technology of the Open University, UK and an MSc in Education, Technology and Society from the Graduate School of Education of Bristol University (UK). Her background is in Philosophy and Education with a Bachelor degree from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece).
Tina's research interests are related to Professional Learning and MOOCs. She is communicative in English, Greek (native speaker), French and Spanish.
Tina has an interest in different cultures and languages. She has worked as a language teacher in the UK. Most of her work placements (i.e. Workforce Team Leader at London 2012) have involved interaction with other people and have majorly helped her to practice and further develop her organisational and problem-solving skills.Tina has a multinational experience of living in 5 different countries.
- 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.
- 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.
13th October 2017
Joint Technology Enhanced Learning Summer School 2017 Aveiro, Portugal
23rd June 2017
Future Learn Academic Network Milton Keynes, UK
5th April 2017
OER17 London, UK
19th January 2017
Future Learn Academic Network Barcelona, Spain