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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

Publications

Selected Publications

  1. Students tell us what good written feedback looks like (Journal article - 2020)
  2. Focus Group meets Nominal Group Technique: an effective combination for student evaluation? (Journal article - 2017)
  3. Supporting students during their undergraduate research projects using audio recordings (Journal article - 2018)
  4. A STUDY OF THE ROLE OF A TECHNOLOGY-ENHANCED LEARNING IMPLEMENTATION GROUP IN MEDIATING AN INSTITUTIONAL VLE MINIMUM STANDARDS POLICY (Journal article - 2016)
  5. Developing professionalism through the use of wikis: A study with first-year undergraduate medical students (Journal article - 2010)
  6. From drawings to diagrams: maintaining researcher control during graphic elicitation in qualitative interviews (Journal article - 2009)
  7. Information skills of undergraduate business students (Journal article - 2004)

2021

The Choices that Connect Uncertainty and Sustainability: Student-Centred Agile Decision-Making Approaches Used by Universities in Australia and the UK during the COVID-19 Pandemic (Journal article)

Varga-Atkins, T., Sharpe, R., Bennett, S., Alexander, S., & Littlejohn, A. (2021). The Choices that Connect Uncertainty and Sustainability: Student-Centred Agile Decision-Making Approaches Used by Universities in Australia and the UK during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2021(1). doi:10.5334/jime.649

DOI: 10.5334/jime.649

Learning, Student Digital Capabilities and Academic Performance over the COVID-19 Pandemic (Journal article)

Limniou, M., Varga-Atkins, T., Hands, C., & Elshamaa, M. (n.d.). Learning, Student Digital Capabilities and Academic Performance over the COVID-19 Pandemic. Education Sciences, 11(7), 361. doi:10.3390/educsci11070361

DOI: 10.3390/educsci11070361

A structured reflective process supports student awareness of employability skills development in a science placement module (Journal article)

Mello, L. V., Varga-Atkins, T., & Edwards, S. W. (2021). A structured reflective process supports student awareness of employability skills development in a science placement module. FEBS OPEN BIO, 11(6), 1524-1536. doi:10.1002/2211-5463.13158

DOI: 10.1002/2211-5463.13158

Digital capabilities, study practices and COVID-19 pandemic: A case study of veterinary and psychology undergraduate students in the UK (Chapter)

Varga-Atkins, T., Limniou, M., Hands, C., Durrani, Z., & Duret, D. (2021). Digital capabilities, study practices and COVID-19 pandemic: A case study of veterinary and psychology undergraduate students in the UK. In Challenges and Opportunities of Online Learning (pp. 221-271).

2020

A study for University student digital capabilities, independed learning and the COVID-19 lockdown period (Conference Paper)

Limniou, M., Durrani, Z., Hands, C., Duret, D., & Varga-Atkins, T. (2020, November 9). A study for University student digital capabilities, independed learning and the COVID-19 lockdown period. In 13th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation.

Beyond description: in search of disciplinary digital capabilities through signature pedagogies (Journal article)

Varga-Atkins, T. (2020). Beyond description: in search of disciplinary digital capabilities through signature pedagogies. Research in Learning Technology, 28(0). doi:10.25304/rlt.v28.2467

DOI: 10.25304/rlt.v28.2467

An overview of digital tools to support Hybrid Active Learning (Presentation material)

Varga-Atkins, T. (2020). An overview of digital tools to support Hybrid Active Learning. University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK.

Students tell us what good written feedback looks like (Journal article)

Voelkel, S., Varga-Atkins, T., & Mello, L. V. (2020). Students tell us what good written feedback looks like. FEBS Open Bio, 10(5), 692-706. doi:10.1002/2211-5463.12841

DOI: 10.1002/2211-5463.12841

2019

Crafting poems for data analysis? (Conference Paper)

Varga-Atkins, T. (2019). Crafting poems for data analysis?. In Methods Fair: Creativity in Social Science Research. University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.

2018

Supporting students during their undergraduate research projects using audio recordings (Journal article)

Voelkel, S., Mello, L. V., & Varga-Atkins, T. (2018). Supporting students during their undergraduate research projects using audio recordings. INNOVATIONS IN EDUCATION AND TEACHING INTERNATIONAL, 55(4), 433-440. doi:10.1080/14703297.2016.1263233

DOI: 10.1080/14703297.2016.1263233

2017

Focus Group meets Nominal Group Technique: an effective combination for student evaluation? (Journal article)

Varga-Atkins, T., McIsaac, J., & Willis, I. (2017). Focus Group meets Nominal Group Technique: an effective combination for student evaluation?. INNOVATIONS IN EDUCATION AND TEACHING INTERNATIONAL, 54(4), 289-300. doi:10.1080/14703297.2015.1058721

DOI: 10.1080/14703297.2015.1058721

2016

A STUDY OF THE ROLE OF A TECHNOLOGY-ENHANCED LEARNING IMPLEMENTATION GROUP IN MEDIATING AN INSTITUTIONAL VLE MINIMUM STANDARDS POLICY (Journal article)

Varga-Atkins, T. (2016). A STUDY OF THE ROLE OF A TECHNOLOGY-ENHANCED LEARNING IMPLEMENTATION GROUP IN MEDIATING AN INSTITUTIONAL VLE MINIMUM STANDARDS POLICY. Research in Learning Technology, 24. doi:10.3402/rlt.v24.32815

DOI: 10.3402/rlt.v24.32815

Taking the employer’s view helps students prepare for their job hunt (Conference Paper)

Voelkel, S., Alston, P. O., Dillon, V. M., & Varga-Atkins, T. (2016). Taking the employer’s view helps students prepare for their job hunt. In Inspire to succeed: Transforming teaching and learning in STEM - HEA STEM Conference. Nottingham, UK.

2013

Diagrammatic elicitation: Defining the use of diagrams in data collection (Journal article)

Umoquit, M., Tso, P., Varga-Atkins, T., O'Brien, M., & Wheeldon, J. (2013). Diagrammatic elicitation: Defining the use of diagrams in data collection. Qualitative Report, 18(30).

2012

Cyber Behavior with Wikis (Chapter)

Varga-Atkins, T., Prescott, D., & Dangerfield, P. (2012). Cyber Behavior with Wikis. In Encyclopedia of Cyber Behavior (pp. 164-177). IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-0315-8.ch014

DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-0315-8.ch014

Cultural–historical activity theory and ‘the visual’ in research: exploring the ontological consequences of the use of visual methods (Journal article)

O'Brien, M., Varga-Atkins, T., Umoquit, M., & Tso, P. (2012). Cultural–historical activity theory and ‘the visual’ in research: exploring the ontological consequences of the use of visual methods. International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 35(3), 251-268. doi:10.1080/1743727x.2012.717433

DOI: 10.1080/1743727x.2012.717433

2010

Developing professionalism through the use of wikis: A study with first-year undergraduate medical students (Journal article)

Varga-Atkins, T., Dangerfield, P., & Brigden, D. (2010). Developing professionalism through the use of wikis: A study with first-year undergraduate medical students. MEDICAL TEACHER, 32(10), 824-829. doi:10.3109/01421591003686245

DOI: 10.3109/01421591003686245

The importance of interplay between school-based and networked professional development: School professionals’ experiences of inter-school collaborations in learning networks (Journal article)

Varga-Atkins, T., O’Brien, M., Burton, D., Campbell, A., & Qualter, A. (2010). The importance of interplay between school-based and networked professional development: School professionals’ experiences of inter-school collaborations in learning networks. Journal of Educational Change, 11(3), 241-272. doi:10.1007/s10833-009-9127-9

DOI: 10.1007/s10833-009-9127-9

2009

School professionals’ attitudes to professional development in a networked context: developing the model of ‘believers, seekers and sceptics’ (Journal article)

Varga-Atkins, T., Qualter, A., & O’Brien, M. (2009). School professionals’ attitudes to professional development in a networked context: developing the model of ‘believers, seekers and sceptics’. Professional Development in Education, 35(3), 321-340. doi:10.1080/19415250902846815

DOI: 10.1080/19415250902846815

From drawings to diagrams: maintaining researcher control during graphic elicitation in qualitative interviews (Journal article)

Varga-Atkins, T., & O’Brien, M. (2009). From drawings to diagrams: maintaining researcher control during graphic elicitation in qualitative interviews. International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 32(1), 53-67. doi:10.1080/17437270902759998

DOI: 10.1080/17437270902759998

Social inclusion and learning networks: a 'wider notion of learning' or taking things in a different direction? (Journal article)

O'Brien, M., Atkinson, A., Burton, D., Campbell, A., Qualter, A., & Varga-Atkins, T. (2009). Social inclusion and learning networks: a 'wider notion of learning' or taking things in a different direction?. RESEARCH PAPERS IN EDUCATION, 24(1), 57-75. doi:10.1080/02671520801945818

DOI: 10.1080/02671520801945818

) School professionals' attitudes to professional development in a networked context: developing the model of 'believers, seekers and sceptics'. (Journal article)

Varga-Atkins, T., Qualter, A., & O'Brien, M. (2009). ) School professionals' attitudes to professional development in a networked context: developing the model of 'believers, seekers and sceptics'.. Professional Development in Education., 35(3), 321-340.

School professionals' attitudes to professional development in a networked context: developing the model of 'believers, seekers and sceptics' (Journal article)

Varga-Atkins, T., O'Brien, M., & Qualter, A. (2009). School professionals' attitudes to professional development in a networked context: developing the model of 'believers, seekers and sceptics'. Professional Development in Education, 35(3), 321-340. Retrieved from http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a913469859

2008

Power and the theory-and-practice conundrum: the experience of doing research with a local authority (Journal article)

O'Brien, M., Clayton, S., Varga-Atkins, T., & Qualter, A. (2008). Power and the theory-and-practice conundrum: the experience of doing research with a local authority. Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 4(4), 371-390. doi:10.1332/174426408x366676

DOI: 10.1332/174426408x366676

HOW ARE THE PERCEPTIONS OF LEARNING NETWORKS SHAPED AMONG SCHOOL PROFESSIONALS AND HEADTEACHERS AT AN EARLY STAGE IN THEIR INTRODUCTION? (Journal article)

O'Brien, M., Varga-Atkins, T., Burton, D., Campbell, A., & Qualter, A. (2008). HOW ARE THE PERCEPTIONS OF LEARNING NETWORKS SHAPED AMONG SCHOOL PROFESSIONALS AND HEADTEACHERS AT AN EARLY STAGE IN THEIR INTRODUCTION?. INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF EDUCATION, 54(2), 211-242. doi:10.1007/s11159-008-9084-1

DOI: 10.1007/s11159-008-9084-1

‘I know it’s notproperresearch, but…’: how professionals’ understandings of research can frustrate its potential for CPD (Journal article)

Clayton, S., O’Brien, M., Burton, D., Campbell, A., Qualter, A., & Varga-Atkins, T. (2008). ‘I know it’s notproperresearch, but…’: how professionals’ understandings of research can frustrate its potential for CPD. Educational Action Research, 16(1), 73-84. doi:10.1080/09650790701833121

DOI: 10.1080/09650790701833121

'"I know its not proper research but …": How professionals' understandings of research can frustrate its potential for CPD' (Journal article)

Clayton, S., O'Brien, M., Burton, D., Campbell, A., Qualter, A., & Varga-Atkins, T. (2008). '"I know its not proper research but …": How professionals' understandings of research can frustrate its potential for CPD'. Education Action Research Journal, 16(1).

'How are the perceptions of learning networks amongst school professionals shaped at an early stage in their introduction? What does this mean for their implementation?' (Journal article)

O'Brien, M., Burton, D., Campbell, A., Qualter, A., & Varga-Atkins, T. (2008). 'How are the perceptions of learning networks amongst school professionals shaped at an early stage in their introduction? What does this mean for their implementation?'. International Review of Education, 54(2).

'Power in Research And The Theory and Practice Conundrum: The Experience Of Working With A Local Authority' (Journal article)

O'Brien, M., Clayton, S., Varga-Atkins, T., & Qualter, A. (2008). 'Power in Research And The Theory and Practice Conundrum: The Experience Of Working With A Local Authority'. Evidence and Policy, 4(4).

2007

The Liverpool Learning Networks: growing, deepening, delivering, (Report)

Varga-Atkins, T., Qualter, A., & O'Brien, M. (2007). The Liverpool Learning Networks: growing, deepening, delivering,. Liverpool: Educational Development Division of the Centre for Lifelong Learning.

2006

Learning networks for schools: keeping up with the times or a leap into the unknown? (Journal article)

O'Brien, M., Burton, D., Campbell, A., Qualter, A., & Varga-Atkins, T. (2006). Learning networks for schools: keeping up with the times or a leap into the unknown?. The Curriculum Journal, 17(4), 397-411. doi:10.1080/09585170601081438

DOI: 10.1080/09585170601081438

The Liverpool Learning Networks: from concept to implementation, (Report)

O'Brien, M., Qualter, A., & Varga-Atkins, T. (2006). The Liverpool Learning Networks: from concept to implementation,. Liverpool: Educational Development Division of the Centre for Lifelong Learning.

2005

Developing e-learning for interprofessional education (Journal article)

Varga-Atkins, T., & Cooper, H. (2005). Developing e-learning for interprofessional education. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 11(SUPPL. 1), 102-104. doi:10.1258/1357633054461561

DOI: 10.1258/1357633054461561

Developing e-learning for interprofessional education (Journal article)

Varga-Atkins, T., & Cooper, H. (2005). Developing e-learning for interprofessional education. JOURNAL OF TELEMEDICINE AND TELECARE, 11, 102-104. doi:10.1258/1357633054461561

DOI: 10.1258/1357633054461561

Learning Activity Management System (LAMS) Specialist Schools Trust pilot review (Report)

Russell, T., Varga-Atkins, T., & Roberts, D. (2005). Learning Activity Management System (LAMS) Specialist Schools Trust pilot review. Coventry: BECTA. Retrieved from http://www.becta.org.uk/page_documents/research/lams.pdf

Learning paths: e-learning at the edge (Conference Paper)

Varga-Atkins, T. (2005). Learning paths: e-learning at the edge. In Complexity, Science and Society (pp. na). Liverpool: University of Liverpool.

2004

Developing e-learning for Interprofessional Education: testing the waters. (Conference Paper)

Varga-Atkins, T., & Cooper, H. (2004). Developing e-learning for Interprofessional Education: testing the waters.. In TeleMed and eHealth'04 Conference on Citizen centred care (pp. pp). London: Royal Society for Medicine.

Enticing learners: rethinking the relationship between e-learning via DiTV and the Internet. (Conference Paper)

Russell, T., Varga-Atkins, T., & Smith, S. (2004). Enticing learners: rethinking the relationship between e-learning via DiTV and the Internet.. In EuroITV 2004 (pp. pp). Brighton: University of Brighton.

Information skills of undergraduate business students (Journal article)

Varga-Atkins, T., & Ashcroft, L. (2004). Information skills of undergraduate business students. Library Management, 25(1), 39-55.

Information skills of undergraduate business students – a comparison of UK and international students (Journal article)

Varga-Atkins, T., & Ashcroft, L. (2004). Information skills of undergraduate business students – a comparison of UK and international students. Library Management, 25(1/2), 39-55. doi:10.1108/01435120410510247

DOI: 10.1108/01435120410510247

The eLearning Place (Report)

Russell, T., Clark, R., Roberts, D., & Varga-Atkins, T. (2004). The eLearning Place. Liverpool: University of Liverpool.

The eLearning Place: progress report on a complete system for learning and assessment (Conference Paper)

Boyle, A. P., Russell, T., Smith, S., & Varga-Atkins, T. (2004). The eLearning Place: progress report on a complete system for learning and assessment. In M. Ashby (Ed.), 8th International CAA Conference (pp. 71-77). Loughborough: University of Loughborough. Retrieved from http://www.caaconference.co.uk/pastConferences/2004/proceedings/index.asp