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Paula Shaw

Paula Shaw

Associate Professor Online Teaching and Learning, University of Derby
As a lifelong online learner I demonstrate that online learning can offer a rich and rewarding, equivocally different HE experience. My research interests revolve around the complexity of diffusing innovation, including language and synergies between macro, meso and micro levels of understanding within institutions. In particular, I have a keen interest and expertise in online and digital education, this enabled me to achieve National Teaching Fellow status in 2018. I am currently leading a QAA supported collaborative project deliver a flexible learning toolkit. The QAA applauded the project for its high student engagement as co-designers and researchers throughout.

As we move into a new era of blended experiences my tenacity for championing the marginalised will ensure that transitioning between study modes won’t compromise students’ experiences; acknowledging that University life may be experienced in different ways but all students should feel welcome, supported and valued irrespective of their study mode.

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