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New Appointment in the Beyond Distance Research Alliance

Professor Gráinne Conole is the new Head of the Beyond Distance Research Alliance.

New Appointment in the Beyond Distance Research Alliance

New head of unit appointed

Professor Gráinne Conole will be joining the University in September as Head of the Beyond Distance Research Alliance.

In her new role Gráinne will be building on the research profile of the unit to date, as well as ensuring that this feeds into work across the University.

On joining Leicester Gráinne said: " I am delighted to be joining the UoL in September and to taking forward the work of BDRA with colleagues in the unit and across the university."

Professor Conloe started her career as a lecturer in Chemistry in London, where she developed an interest in the use of technologies for teaching and created a series of multimedia tutorials for her students and also use of the web for teaching.

Gráinne has a broad range of interests on the use of technologies, including learner and teachers' experiences of using technologies, new approaches to designing learning interventions, the use of social and participatory media, use of Open Educational Resources, e-learning theories and approaches to strategy and policy for promoting the use of technologies in education. She is a member of a number of national and international forums and boards concerned with elearning and has a range of projects funded through both national and international funding bodies.

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