Who are we?
ALT ELESIG is a community of researchers and practitioners involved in investigations of learners’ experiences and uses of technology in learning across all education sectors. ELESIG, formerly the Evaluating Learners Experiences of e-learning Special Interest Group, was established in 2008 to advocate for the theory and practice of researching learners’ experience in the context of technology enhanced learning/e-learning. ELESIG became a special interest group of ALT in 2019.
As ALT ELESIG members, we work together to share knowledge, practices and develop a shared repertoire of resources.
We aim to build our capacity by:
- sharing good practice and developments in learner experience research methodology and methods.
- sharing the outcomes of specific learner experience research studies, including successes, issues and challenges.
- identifying areas of shared interest for cross-institutional collaborations.
- raising the profile of learner experience research within the sectors.
- collaborating with other stakeholder groups involved with learner experience research,including students as partners.
- Chair – Dr Tünde Varga-Atkins, University of Liverpool
- Secretary – Dr Vicki Dale, University of Glasgow
- Professor Rhona Sharpe (University of Oxford), honorary member
- Dr Denise Sweeney (University of Nottingham), Honorary member
- Rob Howe (University of Northampton), Midlands co-lead
- Laura Hollinshead (University Derby), Midlands co-lead
- Jessica Humphreys (University of Warwick), Midlands co-lead
- Claire Moscrop (BPP University), North-West co-lead
- Dr Jim Turner (Liverpool John Moores University), North-West co-lead
- Dr Mary McVey (University of Glasgow), Scotland co-lead
- Shona Robertson (University of Dundee), Scotland co-lead
- Hanrahan Highland (University of Bristol), South lead
- Sarah Knight (Jisc), Honorary member
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