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Dr Tunde Varga-Atkins BA, BSc, MA, MSc, PgCert, PhD, SFHEA

Senior Educational Developer (Digital Education) Centre For Innovation In Education


Personal Statement

As a Senior Educational Developer with a specialism in digital education at the Centre for Innovation in Education, I support staff across the University in their curriculum review and enhancement developments, and a considered and critical use of digital tools for learning and teaching. This support role is one I really enjoy. We are currently supporting staff with aligning their programmes to the institutional Curriculum 2021 framework, as well as their transition to our new VLE, Canvas. One of my particular roles is to coordinate our Centre's support for digital education and digital fluency as a graduate attribute in programmes. My doctoral thesis was a case study of digital capabilities in disciplines. I also represent our Centre in various education committees, internal periodic review and approval panels.

I am passionate about student evaluation and pedagogic research. I act as peer reviewer in a number of educational journals. I am the current Chair of ALT ELESIG, a special interest group aimed at building capacity of practitioners in HE and FE across and beyond the UK. My specific areas of research encompass areas in curriculum evaluation, assessment and feedback, digital capabilities, and more recently artificial intelligence in education and organisational learning. In addition to my interest areas in education, I seek out and explore multimodal and creative methods in both my research and education practice. I have worked with using drawings and diagrams for data elicitation, used poems for data analysis, and created new methods for in student and curriculum evaluation, see a combined technique, the nominal focus group. I led a number of institutional research and evaluation projects, such as evaluating the VLE Baseline and EMA (Electronic Management of Assessment), and particularly keen to involve students as partners in the research process.