Job: Research Assistant
Faculty: Health and Life Sciences
School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences
Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH
T: +44 (0)116 257 7809
Lucy Atkins is the Research Assistant for the Freedom to Achieve project. She is designing and implementing the evaluation strand of the project, which is working to address the difference in attainment between Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and White students in UK Higher Education.
Prior to joining the Freedom to Achieve team, Lucy completed her PhD in Education and Technology here at DMU, under the Institute for Education Futures. Her thesis explored teachers’ digital literacy development, through a grounded-theory investigation.
Lucy reflects on her PhD experience and research career on her personal website.
Institute for Education Futures
Hall, R., Atkins, L. and Fraser, J. (2014) Defining a self-evaluation digital literacy framework for secondary educators: the DigiLit Leicester project. Research in Learning Technology, vol.22: 21440
The DigiLit Leicester Project
Grounded Theory Methodology
Gamification and Games-based Learning
Teachers' Professional Development
PhD – Education and Technology (De Montfort University)
MA – Learning, Technology and Education: Distinction (University of Nottingham)
BA (Hons.) – Dance and Education Studies Joint Honours: First Class (De Montfort University)
Technology Enhanced Learning (MA Education Practice)
ALT Learning Technologist of the Year Award (2014) The DigiLit Leicester Project Team were identified as runners up in the Team Award category.
Reclaim Open Learning – Innovation Contest (2013) The DigiLit Leicester Project was recognised as representative of one of the best examples of open innovation in education globally by the MacArthur Foundation, the Digital Media and Learning Hub, and MIT Media Lab.
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