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Professor Shailey Minocha

Profile summary

  • Visiting Informal Academic
  • Emeritus Professor
  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • School of Computing & Communications

Professional biography

Shailey Minocha is a Professor in the Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at The Open University, UK.

Shailey's research has two strands: learning technologies and social computing.

Shailey has studied diverse contexts in emerging online domains: how website design influences purchasing behavior; how social software supports research dialogues; how blogs and wikis can promote reflective learning and support globally distributed software development teams; how online social interactions can offset social isolation and loneliness in older people; how activity monitoring technologies can help improve physical well-being; how virtual reality can provide authentic field trip experiences; and how to design 3D spaces in virtual worlds that exploit the artificial while relating to reality.

Shailey’s website:

Shailey publications are in Open University’s Research Repository (ORO):

Twitter: @ShaileyMinocha

Research Activity

Research groups

NameTypeParent Unit
CRC: Human Centred ComputingCentreFaculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology