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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 IET's Academic Staff Tutor, responsible for line managing IET's Associate Lecturers teaching across the modules on the MAODE programme. I am also IET's Faculty Lead for Student Support Teams. In addition, I am a Fellow of the Hewlett Foundation-funded OER Research Hub project, led by Martin Weller.  My OER Research Hub Fellowship research is 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