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Dr Leigh-Anne Perryman

Profile summary

  • Academic Staff Tutor
  • Institute of Educational Technology
  • IET Academic Team
  • leigh.a.perryman

Professional biography

I am Qualification Director for the Institute of Educational Technology's Masters in Online and Distance Education (MAODE), responsible for the academic development of the qualification and its modules. I am also an Academic Staff Tutor, responsible for line managing IET's Associate Lecturers teaching across the MAODE modules, and am IET's Faculty Lead for Student Support Teams.

I am also an active researcher, currently focusing on the impact of open educational resources and open educational practices in helping to achieve the sustainable development goals, specifically goal 5, which covers women's empowerment.  Until 2016 I was a Fellow of the Hewlett Foundation-funded OER Research Hub project, led by Martin Weller.  My OER Research Hub Fellowship research was broadly focussed on exploring the impact of OER in low-income countries (with a particular focus on India, and the TESS-India project) and various informal learning contexts (including OpenLearn).

Prior to becoming IET's Academic Staff Tutor I worked as a Research Associate for the OER Research Hub, where I was responsible for overall project evaluation. Prior to that I worked within IET as an author and learning materials (re-)designer on the Next Generation Learning Challenges-funded Bridge to Success project.  

Twitter: @laperryman

Scoopit Sites: Researching OER; Commonwealth Education; Commonwealth OER; India OER and Teacher Education; MAODE

Blog: Art of OER Research

Research interests

I was awarded my IET-based PhD in 2011. My research explored adults’ cognitive and affective responses to contemporary art and the implications for arts pedagogy, resulting in my developing a multi-emotion appraisal theory-based model of aesthetic perception and visual arts pedagogy.  Upon completing my PhD research I began researching the potential for open educational resources (OER) to be used within the UK voluntary sector. In 2012 I led a research project for the UK’s Big Lottery Fund researching the use of peer-support and online learning communities amongst UK charities.  My current research focus is the impact of OER and open educational practices on formal education in low-income countries, and the impact of OER beyond academia. I am passionately committed to social justice and this informs my research.

Teaching interests

I am a Fellow of both the Higher Education Academy and the Institute for Learning and hold a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (PGCTLHE).  I have extensive and wide-ranging teaching experience gained through 12 years spent as an OU tutor, 8 years spent as a member of various OU module teams and 12 years’ teaching within other adult education contexts, including two years spent teaching and mentoring FE tutors taking the City & Guilds 7407 qualification.

Publications

Open Educational Practices and Attitudes to Openness across India: Reporting the Findings of the Open Education Research Hub Pan-India Survey (2016-05-17)
Perryman, Leigh-Anne and Seal, Timothy
Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2016, Article 15(1)
Women’s empowerment through openness: OER, OEP and the Sustainable Development Goals (2016-05-10)
Perryman, Leigh-Anne and de los Arcos, Beatriz
Open Praxis, 8(2) (pp. 163-180)
Badging and employability at The Open University (2015-12-01)
Law, Patrina; Perryman, Leigh-Anne and Law, Andrew
European Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning, Best of EDEN 2013-2014, Article 704
Impact of OER use on teaching and learning: data from OER Research Hub (2013–2014) (2015-09)
Farrow, Robert; Pitt, Rebecca; de los Arcos, Beatriz; Perryman, Leigh-Anne; Weller, Martin and McAndrew, Patrick
British Journal of Educational Technology, 46(5) (pp. 972-976)
Learning from the innovative open practices of three international health projects: IACAPAP, VCPH and Physiopedia (2015-04-21)
Coughlan, Tony and Perryman, Leigh-Anne
Open Praxis, 7(2) (pp. 173-189)
A murky business: navigating the ethics of educational research in Facebook groups (2015-04)
Coughlan, Tony and Perryman, Leigh-Anne
European Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning (pp. 146-169)
Internal Responses to Informal Learning Data: Testing a Rapid Commissioning Approach (2015)
Law, Patrina and Perryman, Leigh-Anne
European Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning (pp. 76-84)
When two worlds don’t collide: can social curation address the marginalisation of open educational practices and resources from outside academia? (2014-12-23)
Perryman, Leigh-Anne and Coughlan, Tony
Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2014, Article 3(2)
Learning from TESS-India’s approach to OER localisation across multiple Indian states (2014-12-23)
Perryman, Leigh-Anne; Buckler, Alison and Seal, Timothy
Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2(7)
The role of OER localisation in building a knowledge partnership for development: insights from the TESSA and TESS-India teacher education projects (2014-09)
Buckler, Alison; Perryman, Leigh-Anne; Seal, Timothy and Musafir, Shankar
Open Praxis, 6(3) (pp. 221-233)
The realities of ‘reaching out’: enacting the public-facing open scholar role with existing online communities (2013-12)
Perryman, Leigh-Anne and Coughlan, Tony
Journal of Interactive Media in Education, Article 21
Beyond the ivory tower: a model for nurturing informal learning and development communities through open educational practices (2013-01)
Coughlan, Tony and Perryman, Leigh-Anne
Revista de Universidad y Sociedad del Conocimiento (Globalisation and Internationalisation of Higher Education), 10(1) (pp. 312-326)
Reaching out with OER: the new role of public-facing open scholar (2012-11-26)
Coughlan, Tony and Perryman, Leigh-Anne
eLearning Papers, 31, Article 31_1
Something for everyone? The different approaches of academic disciplines to Open Educational Resources and the effect on widening participation (2011-12)
Coughlan, Tony and Perryman, Leigh-Anne
Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 15(2) (pp. 11-27)
Contemporary art and the level 1 higher education curriculum: empathy, alienation and eduational inclusion (2009-04)
Perryman, Leigh-Anne
Pedagogical Research in Maximising Education, 3(2) (pp. 59-78)
50,000 Facebook views from a $30 investment: CYP-Media’s use of open practices to increase access to learning in the children and young people’s sector (2016-04-12)
Coughlan, Tony and Perryman, Leigh-Anne
In : Open Education Global Conference 2016 (11-13 April 2016, Krakow, Poland)
Learning from the innovative open practices of three international health projects outside academia (2015-04-22)
Coughlan, Tony and Perryman, Leigh-Anne
In : Open Education Global Conference 2015 (22-24 April, 2015, Banff, Alberta, Canada)
Collaborating across borders: OER use and open educational practices within the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (2015-04-21)
Perryman, Leigh-Anne and Lesperance, John
In : Open Education Global Conference 2015 (22-24 April, 2015, Banff, Alberta, Canada)
Open educational practices and attitudes to openness across India: reporting the findings of the OER Research Hub pan-India survey (2015-04-16)
Perryman, Leigh-Anne and Seal, Timothy
In : OER15 (14-15 April 2015, Cardiff)
Are student-led Facebook groups open educational practices? (2015-04-14)
Coughlan, Tony and Perryman, Leigh-Anne
In : OER15 (14-15 April 2015, Cardiff)
Internal responses to informal learning data: testing a rapid commissioning approach (2014-10-28)
Law, Patrina and Perryman, Leigh-Anne
In : 8th EDEN Research Workshop: Challenges for Research into Open & Distance Learning: Doing Things Better-Doing Better Things (27-28 October 2014, Oxford, UK)
A murky business: the ethics of conducting educational research in Facebook groups (2014-10-27)
Perryman, Leigh-Anne and Coughlan, Tony
In : 8th EDEN Research Workshop - EDENRW8: Challenges for Research into Open & Distance Learning: Doing Things Better: Doing Better Things (27-28 October 2014, Oxford, UK) (pp. 277-289)
When two worlds don’t collide: the marginalisation of open educational practices outside academia (2014-04-28)
Perryman, Leigh-Anne and Coughlan, Tony
In : OER14 (28-29 April 2014, Newcastle, UK)
From global to local: learning from TESS-India’s approach to OER localisation across seven Indian states (2014-04)
Perryman, Leigh-Anne; Buckler, Alison and Seal, Timothy
In : OER14 Building communities of open practice (28-29 April 2014, Newcastle)
The role of OER localisation in building a knowledge partnership for development: The TESSA and TESS-India teacher education projects (2014-04)
Buckler, Alison; Perryman, Leigh-Anne; Seal, Timothy and Musafir, Shankar
In : OCWC Global Conference 2014 (23-25 April 2014, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
The marginalisation of open educational practices outside academia (2014-04)
Perryman, Leigh-Anne and Coughlan, Tony
In : Open Educational Resources 2014 (28-29 April 2014, The Centre for Life, Newcastle, UK)
Developing sustainable business models for institutions’ provision of open educational resources: Learning from OpenLearn users’ motivations and experiences (2013-10)
Perryman, Leigh-Anne; Law, Patrina and Law, Andrew
In : Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference 2013 (23-25 October 2013, Paris, France) (pp. 270-286)
Open educational resources for all? Comparing user motivations and characteristics across The Open University’s iTunes U channel and OpenLearn platform. (2013-10)
Law, Patrina; Perryman, Leigh-Anne and Law, Andrew
In : Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference 2013 (23-25 October 2013, Paris, France) (pp. 204-219)
Slides: Reaching out with OER: the public-facing open scholar and the benevolent academy (2013-03-27)
Perryman, Leigh-Anne and Coughlan, Tony
In : OER13: Creating a Virtuous Circle (26-27 March 2013, Nottingham, UK)
Reaching out with OER: the public-facing open scholar and the benevolent academy (2013-03-25)
Perryman, Leigh-Anne and Coughlan, Tony
In : OER13 (26-27 March 2013, Nottingham, UK)
Addressing a national crisis in learning: open educational resources, teacher-education in India and the role of online communities of practice (2013)
Perryman, Leigh-Anne
In : Seventh Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF7) (2-6 Dec 2013, Abuja, Nigeria)
Open solutions to a 'national crisis': the impact of OER on teacher education in India. (2013)
Perryman, Leigh-Anne
In : Open Education 2013 (6 - 8 November, 2013, Park City, Utah)
OER Evidence Report 2013-2014 (2014-11-20)
de los Arcos, B.; Farrow, R.; Perryman, L.-A.; Pitt, R. and Weller, M.
OER Research Hub