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Special Interest Group

Educational Technology

The purpose of the Educational Technology 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.

The Educational Technology SIG uses the Twitter Hastag #BERAEDTECH 

SIG Convenors

Lydia Lymperis

Doctoral Researcher in Education at Newcastle University

Lydia Lymperis holds an MA in Education from the University of Nottingham and is currently a doctoral candidate in the School of Education at Newcastle University, where she also works as a Graduate Teaching Assistant on the MA Applied...

Francesco Maiorana

Instructor at Kansas State University

Francesco Maiorana is a Computer Science Instructor at the Department of Computer Science, Kansas State University, a Scientix ambassador, and a CoderDojo Champion. He is an active researcher in computer science education, medical informatics,...

Content associated with this SIG

Educational Technology SIG Annual Meeting

26 Mar 2021 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join the Educational Technology SIG annual meeting to network with colleagues, learn about the activities of the SIG over the last year and plans for 2021   This meeting will be hosted on Zoom,...

Upcoming event

Winter 2020/2021

Digital technology in education Keeping pace with innovation Research Intelligence issue 145 Just as practitioners are struggling to keep up with the onslaught of new technologies entering the...

Research Intelligence15 Dec 2020

How the BJET Fellowship helped shape my research

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...

Audio25 Nov 2020