I am a Lecturer in Online Teaching in the Institute of Educational Technology. My role has a particular focus on writing course content and evaluating microcredential courses.
My background is in adult nursing, health visiting and community development. I joined the Open University in 2003 as an associate lecturer. I have extensive experience of tutoring students studying health and social care and in supporting colleagues to develop their skills in inclusive online teaching. I am a Senior Fellow of the HEA.
My research interests include online communities and digital pedagogy. My doctoral research used voice-centred relational method (VCRM) to analyse student narratives of experiences of synchronous online tuition in health and social care.
I chair the microcredential course HZFM882 Online Teaching: Evaluating and Improving Courses.
I currently supervise one EdD postgraduate researcher
Student voice: An active ingredient for the design of effective online and distance higher education
I have managed health and education programmes for refugees and host communities in Tanzania.
How and with whom do educators learn in an online professional development microcredential (2023-07-14)
Rienties, Bart; Calò, Francesca; Corcoran, Suz; Chandler, Kathy; FitzGerald, Elizabeth; Haslam, Daniel; Harris, Claire A.; Perryman, Leigh-Anne; Sargent, Julia; Suttle, Martin and Wahga, Aqueel
Social Sciences and Humanities Open, 8, Article 100626(1)
‘People have Started Calling Me an Expert’: The Impact of Open University Microcredential Courses (2023)
Chandler, Kathy and Perryman, Leigh-Anne
Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2023, Article 8(1)
Students’ experiences of synchronous online tuition in health and social care (2022)
Research in Learning Technology, 30
Adapting voice-centred relational method to understand students’ experiences of synchronous online tuition (2022)
International Journal of Research & Method in Education ((Early Access))
Practice and the professional doctorate: a diffractive re-reading (2022)
Dennis, Carol Azumah; Chandler, Kathy and Puntil, Donata
Journal of Further and Higher Education ((Early access))
Using Breakout Rooms in Synchronous Online Tutorials (2016)
Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 4(3) (pp. 16-23)
Students' experiences of synchronous online tuition in health and social care (2022)
edd thesis The Open University