My primary focus is on interactive pedagogy, Open Educational Resources, and digital technology, in school education (primary, secondary), and higher education (including teacher education), both nationally (UK) and internationally. I am particularly interested in the connections between teacher learning and student learning. For instance, the exploration of the connections between teachers learning (with technology, in enquiry-based settings) and students learning about mathematics and science (with technology, also in enquiry-based settings). The three concepts of interactive pedagogy, OER, and digital technology also relate to Open education, Open development, participation and participative education. My motivation for exploring these ideas is to address a key question in international education: How can low-resourced education systems offer an unprecedented quantity of education, at radically low cost, without uncompromising quality, access or inclusion?
I led the JISC-funded ORBIT project, which produced an Open Resource Bank on Interactive Teaching for teacher education, focussing on innovative digital technology use in mathematics and science education. I co-lead the OER4Schools project, introducing interactive teaching and digital technologies in Zambian primary schools. I am particularly interested in the appropriate application of technology to international development, and the so-called digital divide. Other recent projects have included moderating the Access to Open Educational Resources discussion on the UNESCO OER Community mailing list and multiple digital technology and development projects in Zambia, including projects on rural women's education. I have made substantial contributions to institutional podcasting development both within the University of Cambridge and beyond by engaging with the international audio-visual community, and provided consultancy for businesses, professional societies and non-governmental organisations.
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