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Mobile Technologies in Lifelong Learning (MOTILL)


Agnes Kukulska Hulme

Agnes is Professor of Learning Technology and Communication in the Institute of Educational Technology (IET) at The Open University, UK, and Co-Head of the Technology Enhanced Learning Group. She has been working in mobile learning since 2001, leading several research projects investigating mobile learning innovation at The Open University and across the UK. Her recent work includes co-editing a special issue of ReCALL on Mobile-Assisted Language Learning (2008) and the book Researching Mobile Learning: Frameworks, Tools and Research Designs (2009).

She has led numerous projects investigating innovative and emergent practice with learning technologies in post-16 education. Her original discipline background is in foreign language teaching and learning and from this perspective she has a long standing research interest in effective communication with technology and the experiences of non-technical users.

Agnes served as Deputy Director of the Institute of Educational Technology in 2005-7, with responsibility for IET staff development. In 2002-7 she was Convener of the Telelearning Research Group in the Centre for Education and Educational Technology (CREET). She has chaired the Open University E-books Strategy Group, and in 2006-7 served as Academic Advisor to the Mobile Learning strand of the Open University’s Virtual Learning Environment project.

John Pettit

John works as a lecturer in educational technology, chairing a number of courses on the Open University's MA in Online and Distance Learning which he was instrumental in developing. He also led the first use of audiographics in humanities teaching at the Open University, and jointly led a project researching smartphone use at the Institute of Educational Technology. John continues to research student-led learning in audiographics and the ways in which students use mobile devices for learning (formal and informal), social interaction, personal development, work and entertainment.

Alice Peasgood

Alice Peasgood is a lecturer in the Open University’s Centre for Widening Participation. Her research interests include: learner experience, widening participation, and technologies for learning. A physics graduate, she has over twenty years’ teaching experience in face-to-face and distance education, focusing upon mathematics, science and technology for access and widening participation students in life long learning. Alice is the co-author of The Sciences Good Study Guide and was recently the Chair and lead author for Y161 Introducing Environment.

Robert Farrow

Robert works as Research Assistant on the Mobile Technologies in Lifelong Learning (MOTILL) project. Prior to joining the Open University he taught philosophy at the University of Essex, where he is finishing his PhD thesis on normativity and critical theory. During his time at Essex he also worked as Editorial Office Manager for the journal Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy. His previous employers include the National Association for Language Development in the Curriculum (NALDIC) and the Association of Charity Shops, where he was Research, Policy and Information Officer. Robert is an Associate Member of the Higher Education Academy.

A list of all the international project staff may be found at the MOTILL Web Portal.

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