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Dr Tim Coughlan

Tim Coughlan is a Lecturer in Educational Technology at the Open University, his research focuses on the links between new technologies, inclusion and open education. He is the Accessibility Co-ordinator for Access and postgraduate courses in Online and Distance Education, and a member of the Securing Greater Accessibility (SeGA) co-ordination group that works to improve support for our disabled students. Tim also chaired the OU’s postgraduate course in Accessible Online Learning. He conducts research to understand inclusive design and evaluation of experience in a number of projects. These include an international network to share practices in using ICT to support disabled students (Ed-ICT), and co-research projects with disabled students at the OU to tackle challenges and issues related to disability (Our Journey , ASSIST, Time Better Spent). Previously, Tim was a Horizon Research Fellow and Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Nottingham.

Selected publications:

Coughlan, Tim and Lister, Katharine. (2018). The accessibility of administrative processes: Assessing the impacts on students in higher education. In: Proceedings of the 15th International Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility (Web4All 2018), ACM Press, New York.

Alain, George; Coughlan, Tim; Adams, Anne and Yanacopulos, Helen. (2018). A Process for Co-Designing Educational Technology Systems for Refugee Children. In: British HCI 2018, 3-6 Jul 2018, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.

Ferguson, Rebecca; Herodotou, Christothea; Coughlan, Tim; Scanlon, Eileen and Sharples, Mike (2018). MOOC development: priority areas. In: Luckin, Rosemary eds. Enhancing Learning and Teaching with Technology: What the Research Says London: UCL IOE Press.

Iniesto, Francisco; McAndrew, Patrick; Minocha, Shailey and Coughlan, Tim. (2017). What are the expectations of disabled learners when participating in a MOOC?. In: L@S '17 Proceedings of the Fourth (2017) ACM Conference on Learning @ Scale, ACM, New York, NY, USA, 225-228.

Coughlan, Tim; Ullmann, Thomas Daniel and Lister, Kate. (2017). Understanding Accessibility as a Process through the Analysis of Feedback from Disabled Students. In: W4A '17 Proceedings of the 14th Web for All Conference on The Future of Accessible Work, ACM, New York, USA.

Iniesto, Francisco; McAndrew, Patrick; Minocha, Shailey and Coughlan, Tim. (2016). Accessibility of MOOCs: Understanding the Provider Perspective. Journal of Interactive Media in Education.

Muñoz Civantos, Angeles; Brown, Michael; Coughlan, Tim; Ainsworth, Shaaron and Lorenz, Katharina. (2016). Using mobile media creation to structure museum interpretation with professional vision. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 20 (1) pp. 23-36.

Schnädelbach, Holger; Sun, Xu; Kefalidou, Genovefa; Coughlan, Tim; Meese, Rupert; Norris, James and Mcauley, Derek. (2016). Creativity Greenhouse: At-a-distance collaboration and competition over research funding. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 87 pp. 1-19.

Evans, Joanna; Brown, Michael; Coughlan, Tim; Lawson, Glyn and Craven, Michael P.. (2015). A systematic review of dementia focused assistive technology. In: Human-Computer Interaction: Interaction Technologies, Springer, 406-417.

Coughlan, Tim; Brown, Michael; Lawson, Glyn; McAuley, Derek; Baurley, Sharon; Tsai, Allen; Koppe, Therese; Elliott, Meretta; Green, Stephen and Martin, Jen. (2014). Living with the user: design drama for dementia care through responsive scripted experiences in the home. In: UbiComp 2014, 13-17 Sep 2014, Seattle, WA, USA.

Brown, Michael; Coughlan, Tim; Blum, Jesse; Lawson, Glyn; Houghton, Robert; Mortier, Richard; Goulden, Murray and Arunachalam, Unna. (2014). Tailored Scenarios: A Low-Cost Online Method to Elicit Perceptions of Home Technologies Using Participant-Specific Contextual Information. Interacting with Computers, 27 (1) pp. 60-71.

Brown, Michael; Tsai, Allen; Baurley, Sharon; Koppe, Therese; Lawson, Glyn; Martin, Jen; Coughlan, Tim; Elliott, Meretta; Green, Stephen and Arunachalam, Unna. (2014). Using cultural probes to inform the design of assistive technologies. In: Human-Computer Interaction. Theories, Methods, and Tools, Springer, 35-46.