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Dr Tina Papathoma

Research Associate

My background is in Education and Educational Technology. My Phd work was supervised by Rebecca Ferguson, Doug Clow and Allison Littlejohn. During this time I examined ‘MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) Educators: who they are and how they learn’. I studied the teaching activities involved in MOOCs and who are the professionals involved in these activities. Moreover, I looked at the ways professionals learn to teach by utilising the theoretical model of ‘Integrative Pedagogy’ to identify gaps in educators’ knowledge. My PhD thesis proposes recommendations on good practices when developing MOOCs.

I currently work as a Research Associate studying young people’s learning through participation in citizen science at the LEARN CitSci project. I am also involved in researching 'Interdisciplinary work in Technology Enhanced Learning' projects to assist in understanding professionals’ experiences when working in teams from different organisations and backgrounds and to inform future teaching and research practice. Additional I conduct research on the application of educational technology research across the university and how this can be scaled up.

Earlier, I worked as a Research Fellow at the Centre for Policing Research and Learning, Business School, on the ‘Implementing Police Transformation in Learning and Development’ project. My role there was to investigate the digital learning systems and platforms used for learning and development across police forces in England and Wales, identifying enablers and barriers in the application of digital learning.

Tina’s background is in Education and Educational Technology. Tina’s PhD research examined ‘MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) Educators: who they are and how they learn’. In particular, she studied the teaching activities involved in MOOCs and who are the professionals involved in these activities. Moreover, she examined the ways professionals learn to teach by utilising the theoretical model of ‘Integrative Pedagogy’ to identify gaps in educators’ knowledge and came up with recommendations on good practices when developing MOOCs.

Tina currently works as a Research Associate studying young people’s learning through participation in citizen science at the LEARN CitSci project. She is also involved in researching 'Interdisciplinary work in Technology Enhanced Learning' projects to assist in understanding professionals’ experiences when working in teams from different organisations and backgrounds and to inform future teaching and research practice. Tina also researches the application of educational technology research across the university and how this can be scaled up. 

Tina has previously worked as a Research Fellow at the Centre for Policing Research and Learning, Business School, on the ‘Implementing Police Transformation in Learning and Development’ project. Tina’s role was to investigate the digital learning systems and platforms used for learning and development across police forces in England and Wales, identifying enablers and barriers in the application of digital learning. 


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