MSc IT & Learning, Dept Educational Research, University of Lancaster. BA (Hons) Eng. Lit.
Sue is a Learning Designer in the Centre for the Creative Application of Technology in Education (CreATE)
Before coming to New Zealand in mid-2006, Sue worked at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. She was a founding member and Distance Education Development Officer for the Glasgow University Initiative in Distance Education (GUIDE), and then E-learning Advisor for the Learning and Teaching Centre. Her earlier work at Glasgow involved a period with the University’s Teaching and Learning Service and in staff development and educational software design and development projects. She has also worked at Stirling University, ran her own business in educational training and development and worked as a tutor with the UK Open University.
Sue's early career was as a language teacher and tutor (EFL) in the UK and in Catalonia, Spain.
Research | Current
- Educational design. Learning and teaching. Collaborative practice and online communication
- Learners’ use and perceptions of technology. Ethics, privacy, power and identity, online communities
- Participatory action research, and professional development. Enquiry-Based Learning
Teaching | Current
- Educational design and pedagogy
- Academic Professional Development in E-learning
- Online support in a range of other courses, particularly Moodle
- Distance and flexible learning
- Distance Education Association New Zealand, (DEANZ)
- The Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (Ascilite)
- New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE)
- Centre for Educational Technology Interoperability Standards (CETIS)
- Networked Learning (UK)
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Tickner, SA, & Gallagher, G. (2010). Working with wikis: Are we ready?. In Jesson, J, V. Carpenter, McLean, M, M. Stephenson, Airini (Eds.) University Teaching Reconsidered: Justice, Practice, Inquiry (pp. 49-59). Wellington: Dunmore Publishing Ltd..