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Dr Nashwa Ismail

Profile summary

  • Central Academic Staff
  • Research Career Development Lecturer
  • Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies
  • LTIA
  • Institute of Educational Technology Academic
  • nashwa.ismail

Professional biography

I am passionate about Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) and searching for embedding  the application of information and communication technologies within teaching and learning. My current role is a Research and Enterprise Fellow in the Institute for Educational Technology within the Open University’s Centre for Policing Research and Learning. My role implies generating and developing research ideas that reflect the aims of the Centre. I work collaboratively with academics and practitioners associated with the Centre and other IET initiatives. I have MSc in Computer Based Learning and Training (CBLT) and PhD in E-Learning from Southampton Education School. My parallel professional career is Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) in Network and Database. This nature of job encouraged me to research in depth about TEL in sense of how tutors can help their students' engagement, satisfaction and information retention; and to produce enterprising graduates with the skills required to compete in the job market.

Research interests

  • Technology Enhanced Learning
  • Games-Based Learning
  • Analysing Qualitative Research Methods
  • Continuing Professional Development 

Teaching interests

  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Technology Enhanced Learning


Middle leaders and middle leadership in schools: exploring the knowledge base (2003–2017) (2019)
Harris, Alma; Jones, Michelle; Ismail, Nashwa and Nguyen, Dong
School Leadership & Management, 39(3-4) (pp. 255-277)
Can Online Collaborative Works Offer a Solution to the Over Crowded Classes in Egyptian Universities? (2019)
Ismail, Nashwa and Kinchin, Gary
International Journal of Management and Applied Research, 6(2) (pp. 48-67)
Pilot Study, Does It Really Matter? Learning Lessons from Conducting a Pilot Study for a Qualitative PhD Thesis (2018)
Ismail, Nashwa; Kinchin, Gary and Edwards, Julie-Ann
International Journal of Social Science Research, 6(1) (pp. 1-17)
Analysing Qualitative Data Using Facial Expressions in an Educational Scenario (2017-07)
Ismail, Nashwa
International Journal of Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods, 5(3) (pp. 37-50)
Democratic Education In The Egyptian Higher Education: Investigation Of Tutors’ Perception Of Democratic Education In The Egyptian Higher Education (2017-07)
Ismail, Nashwa; Kinchin, Gary and Edwards, Julie-Ann
Researchjournali’s Journal of Education, 5(7)
Investigating Continuing Professional Development Provided for Egyptian Higher Education Online Tutors (2016-04)
Ismail, Nashwa; Kinchin, Gary and Edwards, Julie-Ann
International Journal of Enhanced Research in Educational Development (IJERED), 4(2) (pp. 7-14)
Leading Turnaround and Improvement in Low-Performing Schools in Malaysia and Indonesia (2018-10-17)
Harris, Alma; Jones, Michelle; Ismail, Nashwa; Adams, Donnie and Sumintono, Bambang
In: Coby, Meyers and Marlene, Darwin eds. International Perspectives on Leading Low-Performing Schools. Contemporary Perspectives on School Turnaround and Reform (267 -287)
ISBN : 978-1-64113-344-9 | Publisher : Information Age Publishing
An International Review of Incentives into Teacher Education: Implications for Policy and Practice (2020)
Ismail, Nashwa; Harris, Alma; Jones, Michelle; Evans, Ceryn and Knight, Cathryn
In : 33rd International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (6-10 Jan 2020, Marrakesh, Morocco) ((In Press))
Tools and Technologies for Advancing Professional Development (2019-06-18)
FitzGerald, Elizabeth; Adams, Anne; Bektik, Duygu; Bossu, Carina; Clough, Gill; Ismail, Nashwa and Sargent, Julia
In : CALRG Annual Conference 2019 (17-18 Jun 2019, The Open University, Milton Keynes)
Identifying Game Variables from Students' Surveys for Prototyping Game for Learning (2019-05-07)
Ismail, Nashwa; Thammajinda, On-Anong and Thongpanya, Ubon
In : ICGGBL 2019 : International Conference on Gamification and Game-Based Learning (23-24 May 2019, London)
Games-Based Online Course Design: Prototype of Gamification for Online Tutors (2018-10-05)
Ismail, Nashwa and Mathew, Tyler-Jones
In : 12th European Conference on Games Based Learning (ECGBL18) (4-5 Oct 2018, Sophia Antipolis, France)
Promoting agritourism through connecting young farmers using mobile technology in Thailand (2018-09-18)
Ismail, Nashwa and Chansawang, Rochaporn
In : 2018 Newton Inclusive Innovation for Enhanced Local Experience in Tourism (28-31 Aug 2018, Phukt, Thailand)
Leading Turnaround and Improvement in Low Performing Schools in Malaysia and Indonesia (2017-12-04)
Harris, Alma; Jones, Michelle; Adams, Donnie; Sumintono, Bambang and Ismail, Nashwa
THF Working paper, Working Papers Series No.2/2017, The Head Foundation