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Special Interest Group

Digital Education

The purpose of the Digital Education SIG is to provide a meeting place for BERA members interested in the application and impact of new technologies in education across both curricular and professional areas. The SIG is unusual in that it includes members with backgrounds across education settings and sectors ranging from early years education to professional learning. Its work complements that of other organisations which work primarily in FE and HE (JISC and ALT) and groups and conferences with a specific interest in Computer-based Learning, AI in Education or Instructional Technologies. The SIG runs a ’strand’ at the annual conference which attracts UK and international speakers.

SIG Convenors

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Koula Charitonos, Dr

Senior Lecturer at The Open University

Dr Koula Charitonos is a Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Educational Technology in the Open University. Her research is integrative and spans three areas: 1. Professional learning for complex professional knowledge work; 2. Pedagogies and...

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Jennifer Crowdy, Ms

Senior Digital Ambassador & PhD Student at The University of Winchester

Jennifer Crowdy is a Senior Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Developer and PhD student at the University of Winchester. She has worked in the education sector since 2011, having been employed in a range of roles with a technology and early...

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Nashwa Ismail, Dr

Lecturer at University of Liverpool

Dr Nashwa Ismail has an MSc and a PhD in Digital Education from the University of Southampton, and she is a Fellow (FHEA) at Advance HE. Her current role is as a lecturer in the Centre for Professional Development (CEDS) at the University of...

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Felix Kwihangana, Dr

Lecturer in Education at University of Manchester

Dr Felix is a Lecturer in (Digital) Education and the Deputy Programme director for the MA Digital Technologies, Communication and Education at the Manchester Institute of Education, University of Manchester. His research and teaching focus on...

Content associated with this SIG

2025 BJET Fellowship

Closes 11 Oct 2024

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...

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