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Mrs Tina Papathoma

Profile summary

  • Research Student
  • Research Student
  • Learning and Teaching Innovation
  • Institute of Educational Technology
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Professional biography

Tina is a full-time PhD research student (Year 3) at the Institute of Educational Technology, UK, exploring how university educators learn to teach in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). She has a Master of Research (Education) from the Institute of Educational Technology of the Open University, UK and an MSc in Education, Technology and Society from the Graduate School of Education of Bristol University (UK). Her background is in Philosophy and Education with a BA from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece). Her research interests are related to Professional Learning and MOOCs. She is communicative in English, Greek (native speaker), French and Spanish.

Tina has an interest in different cultures and languages and has a multinational experience of living in 4 different countries. Most of her work placements have involved interaction with other people and have majorly helped her to practice and further develop her organizational and problem-solving skills.

She is a Member of the Global OER Graduate Network, part of UNESCO. This community targets a global network of open universities and other institutions involved in projects, policy development and implementation strategies on Open Educational Resources.

Tina's supervisors: Doug Clow, Rebecca Ferguson and Allison Littlejohn 

Research interests

Professional Learning, Formal and Informal Learning, MOOCs, Teacher Education, Open Educational Resources, Assessment


Making the Production of Learning at Scale more Open and Flexible (2016)
Papathoma, Tina; Ferguson, Rebecca; Littlejohn, Allison and Coe, Angela
In : Learning at Scale 2016 (25-26 April, 2016, Edinburgh, Scotland) (pp. 273-276)
Investigating Learners’ Views of Assessment Types in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) (2015)
Papathoma, Tina; Blake, Canan; Clow, Doug and Scanlon, Eileen
In : EC-TEL 2015: Tenth European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning (16–17 September 2015, Toledo, Spain) (pp. 617-621)