Biography

Helena Gillespie  is Senior Lecturer in Education and Academic Director for Learning and Teaching Enhancement. After leaving UEA with a BA(Hons), PGCE and Masters in Education, she spent ten years teaching in Primary Schools before returning to Higher Education as a PGCE tutor, and gaining a PG Certificate in Higher Education Practice. Helena now teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the field of Learning Technology and Primary Education, as well as on the University’s professional development programme. As Academic Director, she leads on the development of technology enhanced learning across the university. Helena also chairs the University’s Information Services Education Board. Helena’s research interests are in Learning Technology, and she is leading the University’s partnership with FutureLearn, the first UK based MOOC provider. She is a regular contributor to the debate about learning technology in higher education in general and MOOCs in particular. In 2015, Helena received grants from the HEA and HEFCE to research the metrics of learning and teaching in Higher Education.

All Publications

Rodrigues, V., Gillespie, H.

(2015)

Medical education in the digital age: the role of MOOCs in faculty development.,

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Gillespie, H.

(2009)

New Initiatives affecting Primary History. The Historical Association,

in EPRINTS-JOURNAL

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Gillespie, H., Bradshaw, P.

(2009)

An evaluation of the use of the BBC News School Report project in initial teacher education.,

in EPRINTS-JOURNAL

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Gillespie, H., Wolllard, J.

(2009)

Personalisation."The Association for Information Technology in Teacher Education",

in EPRINTS-JOURNAL

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Key Research Interests

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Published:

Books

Gillespie, H (2006) Learning Technology in Schools: Overcoming the Barriers and 
Identifying the Benefits. London, David Fulton

Gillespie, H (ed) (2007) Learning and Teaching with Virtual learning Environments. Exeter. Learning Matters

Chapters in books

Gillespie, H and Walker,R (2010) "Changing Spaces, Changing places" in Future Proofing Education: Transformative approaches to new technologies and student diversity in futures oriented classrooms. New York: Springer

Professional publications

Gillespie, H and Wolllard, J (2009) Personalisation. The Association for Information Technology in Teacher Education 

Bradshaw,P and Gillespie, H (2009) An evaluation of the use of the BBC News School Report project in initial teacher education. ITTE 

Bradshaw,P and Gillespie, H and Younie,S (2010) An evaluation of the use of the BBC News School Report project in initial teacher education. ITTE

Selected Research Conference Papers

Gillespie, H (2013) What Makes a Great MOOC? HEA Social Sciences Conference (London – 1st May 2013)

 

Gillespie,H (2013) MOOCs What makes ‘good’? ALT conference - No way back? Exploring the impact, data and potential of MOOCs’ (University of Southampton November 2013) http://www.alt.ac.uk/events/no-way-back-exploring-impact-data-and-potential-moocs

 

Gillespie,H (2014) MOOCs and Metrics: an examination of success criteria and data. ALT conference - No way back? Exploring the impact, data and potential of MOOCs’ (University College London June 2014) http://altmoocsig.learningtechnologist.co.uk/2014/05/moocs-which-way-now-programme-for-june-27th/#programme

 

Gillespie,H (2014) MOOCs and business as usual. Westminster Higher Education Forum  - MOOCs and technology-enhanced learning: next steps and challenges (Glazier’s Hall London October 2014)

http://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/forums/event.php?eid=812

 

Gillespie,H (2014) Meeting the needs of students in the digital world. British Universities Film and Video Council (Geological Society, London, November 2014) http://bufvc.ac.uk/events/e-education