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The BJET Fellowship

The BJET Fellowship is awarded biennially to an individual with the most compelling proposal for a piece of research in the field of educational technology. The Fellowship lasts for one year and is an award of up to £5,000.

The BJET Fellowship is awarded to an individual with the most compelling proposal for a piece of research in the field of educational technology. The Fellowship lasts for one year and is worth £5,000.

The research is presented at the BERA Annual Conference and leads to the submission of an academic paper in BJET, as well as a piece for the BERA Blog and an opportunity to write an article for BERA’s magazine Research Intelligence.

 


2023 winner

The theme for submissions for 2023 was ‘What role can Educational Technology play to achieve UN’s sustainable development goal four (SDG4)? (SDG4 is to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.)’

The 2023 BJET Fellowship was awarded to Patrick Alexander (Oxford Brookes University) for his research proposal: Virtual Ecologies of Learning: Young People Re-dreaming Education in the Metaverse.

The editors would also like to highly commend the proposals made by the other shortlisted candidates, Serdar Abaci, Potential of Educational Technology as an Enabler for Teacher Professional Development to Achieve SDG4 in LMICs: A Survey Study, and Troy Meston, Technology & Remote Lifelong Learning: ‘Whole of community’ Indigenous digital inclusion.


2021 winner

The theme for submissions for 2021 was ‘How can Edtech be used to respond to changing contexts of learning in response to emerging global challenges/events as increasing numbers of learners are out of school?’

The 2021 BJET Fellowship was awarded to Thomas Weatherby (Goethe-University, Frankfurt) for his research proposal: Development and Evaluation of a Web Application to Promote Student Collaboration in the Secondary Science Classroom

The editors would also like to highly commend the proposals made by the other shortlisted candidates, Shannon Ludgate, In what ways can educational technology be used to support children with autism when learning in out of school contexts?, and Julia Sargent, Online staff professional development to support BAME students (OPD-4-BAME).


2019 winner

The theme for 2019 submissions was ‘How can innovative digital data collection or analysis methods lead to methodological advancement in support of pedagogical change in technology-enhanced learning?’

The 2019 BJET Fellowship was awarded to Sharon Smith (University of Chester) for her research proposal: The use of online data collection methods to explore student perspectives on technology – enhanced learning and its role in establishing a voice for marginalised students abjected from mainstream education.

The editors would also like to highly commend the proposals made by the other shortlisted candidates, Francisco Iniesto (Open University) and Dr Katy Jordan (Open University).


2017 Winner

The theme for 2017 submissions was ‘How can innovative use of digital technology support pedagogical change / innovation in informal or formal learning contexts?’

Dr Alison Clark-Wilson (UCL Knowledge Lab) was awarded the fellowship for her research proposal: How do secondary mathematics departments scale their use of dynamic technologies within key stage 3 mathematics? – A situated view of teachers’ growth in knowledge and practice.

The editors also highly commended the proposals made by the other shortlisted candidates, Louis Major (University of Cambridge) and Mutlu Cukurova (UCL Knowledge Lab).