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Dr Maria Aristeidou

Lecturer - Technology Enhanced Learning - The Open University

Maria is Lecturer in Technology Enhanced Learning at The Open University (OU) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is currently working with the Quality Enhancement and Innovation group at the Institute of Educational Technology (IET). The focus of her work is the design and evaluation of engaging learning technologies and the evaluation of the higher education (HE) experience.Maria is developing projects around the ‘changing learner’ to help the HE sector take useful actions and better support students’ learning experience during changes and disruptions. She is also leading and contributing to European and UK youth-focused projects, investigating the development of virtual museum visits for schools and the engagement of young people in technology-enhanced citizen science projects. Further to her research, Maria has contributed to the MA in Open and Distance Education and the evaluation of the OU FutureLearn courses. She is also the Academic Conduct Officer for IET and an active member of the European Association of Technology-Enhanced Learning.

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