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Dr Christothea Herodotou

Christothea Herodotou

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Professional biography

I am a Lecturer at The Open University, UK. My research interests focus on the evaluation of technologies for learning (web-based platformsmobile applications, digital gamesthrough innovative research methodologies including crowdsourcing and learning analytics. I hold funding from the National Science FoundationWellcome Trust, and ESRC for researching learning in online citizen science communities with the aim to make learning science more accessible and productive for youth. I also hold funding from the British Academy for evaluating the impact of mobile maths applications on young children's learning and development. I run an eSTEeM funded project on improving online pedagogy around the use of virtual microscopy in VLEs and work with a broader academic team on the BBC/OU online citizen science partnership. 

Qualifications: I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).I received my Ph.D. degree in Digital Games and Psychology from the University College London (UCL) Institute of Education with very minor amendments (4 weeks), a MSc in Education, Technology, and Society at the University of Bristol, UK (with Distinction) and a BA (Hons) degree in Primary Education, University of Cyprus

Teaching: I am chairing the master module H800:Technology-enhanced learning: practices and debates (MA in Open and Distance Learning; MAODE) and I am Data Wrangler for the Faculty of Business and Law (FBL).  I also work with the Early Alert Indicators team and consult on the evaluation of university-wide predictive learning analytic interventions and their impact on students' performance and attainment.  

Funding awards:

  • Examining learning processes through the integration of two informal science learning approaches: Natural History Museum-led citizen science, Funded by: National Science Foundation (NSF), Wellcome Trust, ESRC. Role: co-Investigator, leading the online evaluation of citizen science programmes, May 2017-April 2021.
  • m-Evaluate: Devising an evaluation framework for the design and use of mobile learning applications in early years' education, Funded by: British Academy. Role: Principal Investigator, Oct 2017-Sept 2018

  • Understanding and improving students’ learning experience and engagement with practical science on-line: The case of virtual and remote microscopes, Funded by: eSTEeM, The OU centre for STEM pedagogy. Role: Principal Investigator, Feb 2016 - Jan2018 http://www.open.ac.uk/about/teaching-and-learning/esteem/projects​ 

  • mobiGame: How can touch screen mobile game applications support inclusion and participation in science learning of preschoolers from disadvantaged backgrounds?, http://mobilegameschildren.blogspot.co.uk/, Funded by: British Educational Research Association (BERA), Role: Principal Investigator – BERA BJET Fellow, Feb 2015-Nov 2016.

  • Police Knowledge Fund (PKF):  National Centre for Policing Research and Professional Development, Improving investigations through utilising technology, community and psychology. Funded by: Home Office and the Higher Education Funding Council for England,Role: Leading "Building policing-practitioner ocmmunities online" http://centre-for-policing.open.ac.uk/research#technology-data-knowledge-management, Jan 2016 - March 2017.

In the past, I worked extensively for a number of international and national projects related to learning analytics and formal and informal science education and developed a number of technologies for supporting science learning and understanding. Specifically, I worked for the following projects:

  • A4A: Analytics for action, Funded by: The Open University, UK. Role: Collaborating Investigator leading the evaluation of learning analytics interventions, 2015-2016.
  • nQuire: Young Citizen Inquiry, http://nquire.wordpress.com/, Funded by: Nominet Trust, UK, Role: Postdoctoral research associate (Educational developer)

  • PROFILES, www.cut.ac.cy/profiles/indexEN.html, Funded by: European Commission, Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), Role: Postdoctoral research associate

  • Digital support for Inquiry, Collaboration, and Reflection on Socio-Scientific Debates CoReflect, www.coreflect.org, Funded by: European Commission, Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), Role: Postdoctoral research associate

Research interests

  • Development and evaluation of educational software
  • Game-based learning
  • Learning analytics
  • Citizen science / crowdsourcing
  • Science learning and engagement
  • Mixed-methods research 

Teaching interests

As a Visiting Lecturer at the Cyprus University of Technology I was teaching in higher education for two years at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. I chaired and taught the following master courses:

  • “New media and Children”
  • “Innovative Technologies”

and undergraduate courses:

  • “Digital Games and Communication”
  • “Communication Technology Environment”.  

As part of my duties, I supervised a number of master and undergraduate students.

Also, I worked for 7 years as a primary teacher in the UK and abroad.

Impact and engagement

Please see here.

Herodotou, C., Sharples, M., Scanlon, E. (2018) (Eds). Citizen Inquiry: Synthesizing Science and Inquiry Learning. London: Taylor & Francis. 

Awards:

The Open University inaugural Engaging Research Award Scheme, category: Early Career Researcher, funded by the RCUK Public Engagement with Research Catalyst ‘An open research university’, 12th March 2014.http://www.open.ac.uk/research/main/news/ou-announces-winners-its-first-engaging-research-awards-scheme

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Christothea_Herodotou 

Externally funded projects

How can touchscreen mobile game applications support inclusion and participation in science learning of preschoolers from disadvantaged backgrounds?
RoleStart dateEnd dateFunding source
Lead01 Feb 201531 Aug 2016BERA British Educational Research Association

The proposed research relates to the 'use of mobile technology to support inclusion and participation' aspect of the call and the impact of mobile technology in the UK on preschool children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Preschoolers from Disadvantaged Backgrounds (PDB) face higher risks of exclusion for, their personal or social circumstances may comprise obstacles to educational achievement and reaching the basic minimum level of skills for inclusion in society (OECD, 2012). It is more likely to experience anxiety and lack of confidence when it comes to learning (Hirsch, 20007). Preschool learning experiences are crucial as they affect youngers' cognitive and socioemotional development as well as longer-term educational, professional and social inclusion (Sylva, 2010). Touchscreens (smartphones and tablets) is the most popular play activity amongst children of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, overtaking more traditional forms of play (Michael Cohen Group, 2014).However, their impact on learning and inclusion is relatively underexplored. The aim of this study is to shed light in this area of research by examining the impact touch screen game applications have on PDB participation in science learning. Engagement with science is a thorny issue within the field of education with students being disinterested in STEM topics and careers (Tapscott, 2012). Science teaching in early years is underemphasized despite the critical role of early exposure to increasing comfort, engagement and long-term achievement later in school life, especially for PDB (Bowman, Donovan, & Burns, 2001; Greenfield et al., 2011). This study will specifically examine how touch screen mobile game applications relate to domain-specific and domain-general scientific thinking, that is, conceptual knowledge to solve a science task and development of reasoning skills about causal relationships respectively. Scientific thinking skills are essential for effective problem-solving and personal and professional development throughout life (Williams, Papierno, Makel, Ceci, 2004) contributing to inclusion and participation in society. A comparative study will be conducted with 100 preschoolers. Participants will be divided into two groups - a control group and a group of PDB - in order to address the following research objectives (a) describe usage patterns when preschoolers make use of touch screen mobile game applications, (b) measure the impact of using touch screen game applications on scientific thinking, and (c) examine how preschoolers' previous subject theories about cause and effect relationships mediate scientific thinking. Data will be collected through semi-structured interviews with preschoolers, observation check-lists and tape-recording of preschoolers' use of touch screens. To achieve greater impact, outcomes will be reported in international, scientific conferences and high-ranked peer-reviewed journals, to educational stakeholders through policy briefings, presentations in academic and public events, and through official website and social network sites. Considering the involvement of children in research, BERA ethical guidelines will be followed ensuring privacy, security and ethical conduct during the implementation of the project.

Publications

Expressivity of Creativity and Creative Design Considerations in Digital Games (2020-04)
Hall, Johanna; Stickler, Ursula; Herodotou, Christothea and Iacovides, Ioanna
Computers in Human Behavior, 105, Article 106206


What Do We Know about Young Volunteers? An Exploratory Study of Participation in Zooniverse (2020-01-13)
Herodotou, Christothea; Aristeidou, Maria; Miller, Grant; Ballard, Heidi and Robinson, Lucy
Citizen Science: Theory and Practice, 5, Article 2(1)


The scalable implementation of predictive learning analytics at a distance learning university: Insights from a longitudinal case study (2020)
Herodotou, Christothea; Rienties, Bart; Hlosta, Martin; Boroowa, Avinash; Mangafa, Chrysoula and Zdrahal, Zdenek
Internet and Higher Education ((In Press))


Online Citizen Science: A Systematic Review of Effects on Learning and Scientific Literacy (2020)
Aristeidou, Maria and Herodotou, Christothea
Citizen Science: Theory and Practice, 5(1) (pp. 1-12)


Evaluating YouTube videos for young children (2020)
Neumann, Michelle and Herodotou, Christothea
Education and Information Technologies ((Early Access))


Young Children and YouTube: A Global Phenomenon (2020)
Neumann, Michelle M. and Herodotou, Christothea
Childhood Education, 96(4) (pp. 72-77)


Defining the boundaries between Artificial Intelligence in Education, Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, Educational Data Mining, and Learning Analytics: a need for coherence (2020)
Rienties, Bart; Køhler Simonsen, Henrik and Herodotou, Christothea
Frontiers in Education ((Early access))


How Can Predictive Learning Analytics and Motivational Interventions Increase Student Retention and Enhance Administrative Support in Distance Education? (2020)
Herodotou, Christothea; Naydenova, Galina; Boroowa, Avinash; Gilmour, Alison and Rienties, Bart
Journal of Learning Analytics, 7(2) (pp. 72-83)


Empowering online teachers through predictive learning analytics (2019-11)
Herodotou, Christothea; Hlosta, Martin; Boroowa, Avinash; Rienties, Bart; Zdrahal, Zdenek and Mangafa, Chrysoula
British Journal of Educational Technology, 50(6) (pp. 3064-3079)


Innovative Pedagogies of the Future: An Evidence-Based Selection (2019-10-11)
Herodotou, Christothea; Sharples, Mike; Gaved, Mark; Kukulska-Hulme, Agnes; Rienties, Bart; Scanlon, Eileen and Whitelock, Denise
Frontiers in Education, 4, Article 113


A large-scale implementation of Predictive Learning Analytics in Higher Education: the teachers' role and perspective (2019-10)
Herodotou, Christothea; Rienties, Bart; Boroowa, Avinash; Zdrahal, Zdenek and Hlosta, Martin
Educational Technology Research and Development, 67(5) (pp. 1273-1306)


Predictive learning analytics ‘at scale’: Guidelines to successful implementation in Higher Education based on the case of the Open University UK (2019-04-15)
Herodotou, Christothea; Rienties, Bart; Verdin, Barry and Boroowa, Avinash
Journal of Learning Analytics, 6(1) (pp. 85-95)


Blended and online learning: A comparative study of virtual microscopy in Higher Education (2019)
Herodotou, Christothea; Muirhead, Dave K.; Aristeidou, Maria; Hole, Malcolm J.; Kelley, Simon; Scanlon, Eileen and Duffy, Marcus
Interactive Learning Environments ((Early Access))


Effective usage of Learning Analytics: What do practitioners want and where should distance learning institutions be going? (2019)
Rienties, Bart; Olney, Tom; Nichols, Mark and Herodotou, Christothea
Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-learning ((Early Access))


Player conceptualizations of creativity in digital entertainment games (2019)
Hall, Johanna; Stickler, Ursula; Herodotou, Christothea and Iacovides, Ioanna
Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies ((Early Access))


Making sense of learning analytics dashboards: a technology acceptance perspective of 95 teachers (2018-11)
Rienties, Bart; Herodotou, Christothea; Olney, Tom; Schencks, Mat and Boroowa, Avi
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 19(5) (pp. 186-202)


Designing citizen science tools for learning: lessons learnt from the iterative development of nQuire (2018-05-11)
Herodotou, Christothea; Aristeidou, Maria; Sharples, Mike and Scanlon, Eileen
Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning, 13(4)


Dimensions of personalisation in technology-enhanced learning: a framework and implications for design (2018-01-10)
FitzGerald, Elizabeth; Kucirkova, Natalia; Jones, Ann; Cross, Simon; Ferguson, Rebecca; Herodotou, Christothea; Hillaire, Garron and Scanlon, Eileen
British Journal of Educational Technology, 49(1) (pp. 165-181)


Mobile games and science learning: A comparative study of 4 and 5 years old playing the game Angry Birds (2018-01-10)
Herodotou, Christothea
British Journal of Educational Technology, 49(1) (pp. 6-16)


Young children and tablets: A systematic review of effects on learning and development (2018-01-09)
Herodotou, Christothea
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 34(1) (pp. 1-9)


The Sense-it App: A Smartphone Toolkit for Citizen Inquiry Learning (2017-03-21)
Sharples, Mike; Aristeidou, Maria; Villasclaras-Fernández, Eloy; Herodotou, Christothea and Scanlon, Eileen
International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 9(2) (pp. 16-38)


Implementing Randomised Control Trials in Open and Distance Learning: A Feasibility Study (2017)
Herodotou, Christothea; Heiser, Sarah and Rienties, Bart
Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-learning, 32(2) (pp. 147-162)


An Iterative, Multidisciplinary Approach to Studying Digital Play Motivation: The Model of Game Motivation (2015-05)
Herodotou, Christothea; Winters, Niall and Kambouri, Maria
Games and Culture, 10(3) (pp. 249-268)


Dispelling the myth of the socio-emotionally dissatisfied gamer (2014-03)
Herodotou, C.; Kambouri, M. and Winters, N.
Computers in Human Behavior, 32 (pp. 23-31)


A Motivationally Oriented Approach to Understanding Game Appropriation (2012)
Herodotou, Christothea; Winters, Niall and Kambouri, Maria
International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 28(1) (pp. 34-47)


The development and validation of the GMOAS: an instrument measuring secondary students’ attitudes towards Genetically Modified Organisms. (2012)
Herodotou, Christothea; Kyza, Eleni A.; Nicolaidou, Iolie; Hadjichambis, Andreas; Kafouris, Dimitris and Terzian, Freda
International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, 2(2) (pp. 131-147)


The role of trait emotional intelligence in gamers' preferences for play and frequency of gaming (2011-09)
Herodotou, Christothea; Kambouri, Maria and Winters, Niall
Computers in Human Behavior, 27(5) (pp. 1815-1819)


STEM Learning: Foundations (2019)
Scanlon, Eileen; Herodotou, Christothea; Whitelock, Denise and Edwards, Chris
In: Ferguson, Rebecca; Jones, Ann and Scanlon, Eileen eds. Educational Visions: Lessons from 40 years of innovation (pp. 127-138)
ISBN : 978-1-911-52982-8 | Publisher : Ubiquity Press | Published : London


STEM Learning: Futures (2019)
Herodotou, Christothea; Scanlon, Eileen and Whitelock, Denise
In: Ferguson, Rebecca; Jones, Ann and Scanlon, Eileen eds. Educational Visions: Lessons from 40 years of innovation (pp. 139-150)
ISBN : 978-1-911-52982-8 | Publisher : Ubiquity Press | Published : London


MOOC development: priority areas (2018-01-24)
Ferguson, Rebecca; Herodotou, Christothea; Coughlan, Tim; Scanlon, Eileen and Sharples, Mike
In: Luckin, Rosemary ed. Enhancing Learning and Teaching with Technology: What the Research Says
ISBN : 9781782772262 | Publisher : UCL IOE Press | Published : London


Citizen science and informal learning: A brief commentary (2018-01-24)
Herodotou, Christothea
In: Luckin, Rosemary ed. Enhancing Learning and Teaching with Technology: What the Research Says.
ISBN : 9781782772262 | Publisher : UCL Institute of Education Press | Published : London


Introducing citizen inquiry (2017-09-21)
Herodotou, Christothea; Sharples, Mike and Scanlon, Eileen
In: Herodotou, Christothea; Sharples, Mike and Scanlon, Eileen eds. Citizen Inquiry: Synthesising Science and Inquiry Learning
ISBN : 9781138208681 | Publisher : Routledge


The design and evaluation of a sensor-based mobile application for citizen inquiry science investigations (2014-09)
Herodotou, Christothea; Villasclaras Fernandez, Eloy and Sharples, Mike
In: Rensing, Christoph; de Freitas, Sara; Ley, Tobias and Muñoz-Merino, Pedro J. eds. Open Learning and Teaching in Educational Communities: 9th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2014, Graz, Austria, September 16-19, 2014, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (8719) (pp. 434-439)
ISBN : 978-3-319-11199-5 | Publisher : SpringerInternational Publishing


Adapting web-based inquiry learning environments from one country to another: the CoReflect experience (2014)
Kyza, Eleni A.; Herodotou, Christothea; Nicolaidou, Iolie; Redfors, Andreas; Hansson, Lena; Schanze, Sascha; Saballus, Ulf; Papadouris, Nicos and Michael, Georgia
In: Bruguière, Catherine; Tiberghien, Andrée and Clément, Pierre eds. Topics and Trends in Current Science Education. Contributions from Science Education Research (1) (pp. 567-582)
ISBN : 978-94-007-7280-9 | Publisher : Springer Netherlands | Published : Dordrecht


Citizen Inquiry: Synthesising Science and Inquiry Learning (2017-09-21)
Herodotou, Christothea; Sharples, Mike and Scanlon, Eileen eds.
ISBN : 9781138208681 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon


nQuire: citizens acting as scientists in massive open online learning (2020-08)
Scanlon, Eileen; Herodotou, Christothea; Sharples, Mike and McLeod, Kevin
In : L@S '20: Proceedings of the Seventh ACM Conference on Learning @ Scale (12-14 Aug 2020, Virtual event, USA) (pp. 257-260)


Why Predictions of At-Risk Students Are Not 100% Accurate? Showing Patterns in False Positive and False Negative Predictions (2020)
Hlosta, Martin; Zdrahal, Zdenek; Bayer, Vaclav and Herodotou, Christothea
In : Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK20) (23-27 Mar 2020, Frankfurt am Main, Germany)


Can technology empower the public to think scientifically? The case of nQuire (2020)
Herodotou, Christothea; Sharples, Mike and Scanlon, Eileen
In : International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS 2020) (19-23 Jun 2020, Nashville, TN, USA)


Interdisciplinary research in technology-enhanced learning: Strategies for effective working (2020)
Herodotou, Christothea; Papathoma, Tina; Davies, Gareth; Gaved, Mark and Scanlon, Eileen
In : International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS 2020) (19-23 Jun 2020, Nashville, TN, USA)


What do distance learning students seek from student analytics? (2020)
Herodotou, Christothea; Boroowa, Avinash; Hlosta, Martin and Rienties, Bart
In : International Conference on Learning Sciences (19-23 Jun 2020, Nashville, TN, USA)


Explaining Errors in Predictions of At-Risk Students in Distance Learning Education (2020)
Hlosta, Martin; Papathoma, Tina and Herodotou, Christothea
In : International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (06-10 Jul 2020, online) (pp. 119-123)


Inquiry learning at scale: pedagogy-informed design of a platform for citizen inquiry (2019-06-24)
Sharples, Mike; Aristeidou, Maria; Herodotou, Christothea; McLeod, Kevin and Scanlon, Eileen
In : L@S 2019: Sixth ACM Conference on Learning @ Scale (24-25 Jun 2019, Chicago, Illinois, USA)


Characterizing Youth Participation in Natural History Museum-led Citizen Science: Online and in the Field (2019)
Ballard, Heidi; Herodotou, Christothea; Lorke, Julia; Aristeidou, Maria; Robinson, Lucy; Johnson, Rebecca; Young, Alison; Higgins, Lila; Jennewein, Jessie; Miller, Annie; Pratt-Taweh, Sasha; Sanghera, Harpreet; Miller, Grant and Pauly, Greg
In : Citizen Science Association (13-17 Mar 2019, Raleigh, North Carolina)


“Don’t step on the volcanoes!” – Developing Environmental Science Agency through participation in Museum-Led Citizen Science Projects (2019)
Lorke, Julia; Ballard, Heidi L.; Aristeidou, Maria; Herodotou, Christothea; Ghadiri, Maryam; Swanson, Rebecca D. and Robinson, Lucy D.
In : The beauty and pleasure of understanding: engaging with contemporary challenges through science education (Proceeding of ESERA 2019) (26-30 Aug 2019, Bologna, Italy)


Tomorrow’s World nQuire: young people’s requirements for engaging with inquiry-led, civic engagement technologies (2018-11-13)
Aristeidou, Maria and Herodotou, Christothea
In : 17th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (mLearn 2018) (11-14 Nov 2018, Concordia University Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA) (pp. 51-53)


Empowering citizens to participate in scientific endeavours: Tools and approaches from the Citizen Inquiry group (2018-06-03)
Herodotou, Christothea
In : European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) Conference (3-5 Jun 2018, Geneva, Switzerland)


Young children learning with mobile devices: Research on design and implementation (2018-04)
Herodotou, Christothea
In : AERA Annual Conference 2018 (13-17 Apr 2018, New York)


Best Practice in Teaching with the Virtual Microscope: A Comparative Study of Blended and Online Learning (2018)
Herodotou, Christothea; Aristeidou, M.; Scanlon, E. and Kelley, S.
In : 7th eSTEeM Annual Conference (25-26 Apr 2018, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK)


CALRG Vision: Learners engage enthusiastically with science learning (2018)
Scanlon, Eileen and Herodotou, Christothea
In : CALRG: 40 Years Celebration (10 Oct 2018, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK)


Do children learn from playing Angry Birds? A comparative study of 4 and 5 years old (2017-06-14)
Herodotou, Christothea
In : CALRG Annual Conference 2017 (14-16 Jun 2017, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK)


Predictive modelling for addressing students’ attrition in Higher Education: The case of OU Analyse (2017-06-14)
Herodotou, Christothea; Gilmour, Alison; Boroowa, Avinash; Rienties, Bart; Zdrahal, Zdenek and Hlosta, Martin
In : CALRG Annual Conference 2017 (14-16 Jun 2017, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK)


Predictive modelling and student retention: A collaborative enhancement project (2017-06)
Gilmour, Alison; MacLeod, Lucy; Naydenova, Galina; Boroowa, Avinash; Ward, Rebecca and Herodotou, Christothea
In : 3rd International Enhancement in Higher Education Conference (6-8 Jun 2017, Glasgow, UK)


Implementing predictive learning analytics on a large scale: the teacher's perspective (2017-03-13)
Herodotou, Christothea; Rienties, Bart; Boroowa, Avinash; Zdrahal, Zdenek; Hlosta, Martin and Naydenova, Galina
In : 7th International Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference (13-17 Mar 2017, Vancouver, Canada) (pp. 267-271)


Students' engagement with practical science online: Pedagogical implications of the use of virtual microscope in distance learning (2017)
Herodotou, Christothea; Aristeidou, Maria; Kelley, Simon and Scanlon, Eileen
In : EARLI 2017 (29 Aug - 2 Sep 2017)


A Comparative Study of Blended and Online Learning using the Virtual Microscope for Earth Sciences (2017)
Muirhead, David K.; Herodotou, Christothea; Aristeidou, Maria; Hole, M. J.; Kelley, Simon; Scanlon, Eileen and Duffy, M.
In : Horizons in STEM Higher Education Conference: Making Connections and Sharing Pedagogy (39 Jun - 30 June 2017, Heriot-Watt University, UK)


Are mobile games good for preschoolers? Angry Birds and science learning in a group of 5-years old (2016-11-14)
Herodotou, Christothea
In : E-Learn 2016: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (14-16 Nov 2016, Washington DC) (pp. 679-687)


Touchscreen mobile games and science learning: Do preschoolers benefit from their use? (2016-09-13)
Herodotou, Christothea
In : BERA conference 2016 (13-15 Sep 2016, Leeds, UK)


A randomised control study about the effects of different assessment registration encouragements (2016-08-24)
Herodotou, Christothea; Heiser, Sarah and Rienties, Bart
In : 8th Biennial conference of EARLI Sig 1: Assessment & Evaluation (24-26 Aug 2016, Munich, Germany)


OpenQuest: Designing a Motivational Framework for MOOCs Instruction (2016-06-30)
Mystakidis, Stylianos and Herodotou, Christothea
In : WOW! Europe embraces MOOCs (30 Nov 2015, Rome) (pp. 141-145)


Reviewing three case-studies of learning analytics interventions at the open university UK (2016-04-25)
Rienties, Bart; Boroowa, Avinash; Cross, Simon; Farrington-Flint, Lee; Herodotou, Christothea; Prescott, Lynda; Mayles, Kevin; Olney, Tom; Toetenel, Lisette and Woodthorpe, John
In : Sixth International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge (LAK '16 ) (25-29 Apr 2016, Edinburgh) (pp. 534-535)


Sense-it: A Smartphone Toolkit for Citizen Inquiry Learning (2015-10)
Sharples, Mike; Aristeidou, Maria; Villasclaras-Fernández, Eloy; Herodotou, Christothea and Scanlon, Eileen
In : Proceedings of 14th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning, mLearn 2015 (17-24 Oct 2015, Venice, Italy) (pp. 366-377)


Addressing the Retention Gap in MOOCs: Towards a Motivational Framework for MOOCs Instructional Design (2015-08-26)
Herodotou, Christothea and Mystakidis, Stylianos
In : 16th Biennial EARLI Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction (25-29 Aug 2015, Limassol, Cyprus)


What characteristics of the gamers' profile should be taken into account in player-centred game design? (2015)
Herodotou, Christothea; Kambouri, Maria and Winters, Niall
In : 11th International Conference on Intelligent Environments (13-14 Jul 2015, Prague, Czech Republic) (pp. 289-297)


Scaffolding citizen inquiry science learning through the nQuire toolkit. (2014)
Herodotou, Christothea; Villasclaras-Fernandez, Eloy and Sharples, Mike
In : EARLI SIG 20: Computer Supported Inquiry Learning (18-20 Aug 2014, Malmö University, Sweden) (p 5)


Game Appropriation: Where does the gamer fit? (2009-04-01)
Herodotou, Christothea
PhD thesis UCL Institute of Education


Explore: Marking and Feedback (Phase 1) (Final report) (2020-09)
Herodotou, Christothea and Gillespie, Anna
Open University


Innovating Pedagogy 2020: Open University Innovation Report 8 (2020-01-09)
Kukulska-Hulme, Agnes; Beirne, Elaine; Conole, Gráinne; Costello, Eamon; Coughlan, Tim; Ferguson, Rebecca; FitzGerald, Elizabeth; Gaved, Mark; Herodotou, Christothea; Holmes, Wayne; Mac Lochlainn, Conchur; Nic Giolla Mhichíl, Mairéad; Rienties, Bart; Sargent, Julia; Scanlon, Eileen; Sharples, Mike and Whitelock, Denise
The Open University, Milton Keynes.


Scholarly insight Winter 2019: a Data wrangler perspective (2019-03-11)
Clow, Doug; Coughlan, Tim; Cross, Simon; Edwards, Chris; Gaved, Mark; Herodotou, Christothea; Nguyen, Quan; Rienties, Bart; Thorne, Sam and Ullmann, Thomas
Open University, Milton Keynes.


Innovating Pedagogy 2019: Open University Innovation Report 7 (2019-01-02)
Ferguson, Rebecca; Coughlan, Tim; Egelandsdal, Kjetil; Gaved, Mark; Herodotou, Christothea; Hillaire, Garron; Jones, Derek; Jowers, Iestyn; Kukulska-Hulme, Agnes; McAndrew, Patrick; Misiejuk, Kamila; Ness, Ingun Johanna; Rienties, Bart; Scanlon, Eileen; Sharples, Mike; Wasson, Barbara; Weller, Martin and Whitelock, Denise
The Open University, Milton Keynes.


Scholarly insight Spring 2018: a Data wrangler perspective (2018-09-01)
Ullmann, Thomas; Lay, Stephanie; Cross, Simon; Edwards, Chris; Gaved, Mark; Jones, Edwina; Hidalgo, Rafael; Evans, Gerald; Lowe, Sue; Calder, Kathleen; Clow, Doug; Coughlan, Tim; Herodotou, Christothea; Mangafa, Chrysoula and Rienties, Bart
Open University UK, Milton Keynes.


Innovating Pedagogy 2017: Exploring new forms of teaching, learning and assessment, to guide educators and policy makers. Open University Innovation Report 6 (2017-12)
Ferguson, Rebecca; Barzilai, Sarit; Ben-Zvi, Dani; Chinn, Clark A; Herodotou, Christothea; Hod, Yotam; Kali, Yael; Kukulska-Hulme, Agnes; Kupermintz, Haggai; McAndrew, Patrick; Rienties, Bart; Sagy, Ornit; Scanlon, Eileen; Sharples, Mike; Weller, Martin and Whitelock, Denise
The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.


Scholarly insight Autumn 2017:a Data wrangler perspective (2017-10-23)
Rienties, Bart; Clow, Doug; Coughlan, Tim; Cross, Simon; Edwards, Chris; Gaved, Mark; Herodotou, Christothea; Hlosta, Martin; Jones, Jan; Rogaten, Jekaterina and Ullmann, Thomas
Open University UK


Scholarly insight Spring 2017: A Data Wrangler Perspective (2017-06-01)
Rienties, Bart; Rogaten, Jekaterina; Nguyen, Quan; Edwards, Chris; Gaved, Mark; Holt, Deborah; Herodotou, Christothea; Clow, Doug; Cross, Simon; Coughlan, Tim; Jones, Jan and Ullmann, Thomas
Open University UK


MOOCs: What the research of FutureLearn’s UK partners tells us (2017-01)
Ferguson, Rebecca; Coughlan, Tim; Herodotou, Christothea and Scanlon, Eileen
Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University, Milton Keynes.


Factors explaining students’ satisfaction and performance in Business and Law modules (2017)
Herodotou, Christothea and Edwards, Chris
The Open University


Scholarly insight 2016: a Data wrangler perspective (2016-12-21)
Rienties, Bart; Edwards, Chris; Gaved, Mark; Marsh, Vicky; Herodotou, Christothea; Clow, Doug; Cross, Simon; Coughlan, Tim; Jones, Jan and Ullmann, Thomas
Open University UK


Innovating Pedagogy 2016: Open University Innovation Report 5 (2016-12-01)
Sharples, Mike; de Roock, Roberto; Ferguson, Rebecca; Gaved, Mark; Herodotou, Christothea; Koh, Elizabeth; Kukulska-Hulme, Agnes; Looi, Chee-Kit; McAndrew, Patrick; Rienties, Bart; Weller, Martin and Wong, Lung Hsiang
The Open University


MOOCS: What The Open University research tells us (2016-07)
Ferguson, Rebecca; Coughlan, Tim and Herodotou, Christothea
Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University, Milton Keynes.


How can touchscreen mobile game applications support inclusion and participation in science learning of preschoolers from disadvantaged backgrounds?
Herodotou, Christothea