Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is one of the largest universities in Scotland with around 17,000 students. The campus is self–contained and situated right in the heart of the vibrant, intercultural city of Glasgow. The University comprises three academic schools in the areas of business, health, and science and technology. Since 2007, GCU has secured funding for EC-funded projects totalling over 6m euros, under the FP7, Tempus and Life Long Learning Programmes. The team at the Caledonian Academy have worked with a range of funders including the EC, the UK Government (JISC, HEFCE), the Scottish Government (SFC), research councils (ESRC, the national science foundation of America), professional bodies (The Higher Education Academy, the Carrick Institute of Australia, the Energy Institute) and industry partners (Shell International, BO International). They are internationally renowned for research in Technology Enhanced Learning and are currently leading an EC funded project in the area of open education resources (oer4adults.org). The group offers expertise in professional learning in industry, having led a major industry-academic partnership with Shell Learning, and has expertise in the development of innovative intercultural competence learning in range of contexts.

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Dr. Dane Lukic

Dane Lukic is a Research Fellow at the Caledonian Academy. Dane works on the Engagaing with Leanring from Incident (LFI-Engage) project. Besides his research in organisational and work based learning, he has experience in non-formal youth learning through European Youth projects and training courses as well as involvement with youth and student organizations. Dane is an active member of Erasmus Mundus Student and Alumni Association (EMA) where he leads the Training Group. He is the Coordinator of the Technology Enhanced Professional Learning (TEPL), a Special Interest Group funded by the UK Higher Education Academy. He is also a memeber of the International Scientific Advisory Board of the International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI). Dane is an alumnus of the Erasmus Mundus MA in Lifelong Learning: Policy and Management.

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Dr. Allison Littlejohn

Allison Littlejohn is the Director of the Caledonian Academy, a centre for research in Technology Enhanced Professional Learning at Glasgow Caledonian University, UK and Chair in Learning Technology. She has worked throughout her career in the area of learning innovation, technology, knowledge creation and academic-business partnerships. She works with a number of multinational companies, including Shell, BP International and Conoco-Philips.She was Senior Researcher for Royal Dutch Shell in 2008-2010 when I led a university-industry partnership in technology enhanced learning. Her research focuses on four areas: Professional learning, exploring how expertise development can be supported and enhanced by information and communication technologies, including social media. A unique aspect of this research is exploration of learning at the intersection of the individual and the collective. Organisational learning, examining how group learning can be translated into organisational effectiveness. Recent work with Shell and BP has examined how individuals, teams and organisations can learn from incidents to improve health and safety in highly hazardous environments. Learner literacies, investigating how learners can be better prepared as lifelong learners. This research links literacies to knowledge curation and questioned current thinking around what constitutes “literacies” and how these might be integrated within the curriculum to ensure learners are better prepared for work. Sustainable learning, analysing tensions between cost-efficiency, effective pedagogy, and continuous innovative practice. This research identified underlying problems and assumptions around reusable resources, including Open Educational Resources. Her research has generated new knowledge through 25 projects funded by a range of research councils (for example ESRC, NSF), funding councils (for example EU, HEFCE, SFC), higher education organisations (for example JISC, HEA, QAA) and industry partners (for example Shell, Energy Institute, BP). Ideas have been disseminated through writing over 100 academic publications. She is the series editor for the Routledge book series, “Connecting with eLearning” and have Fellowships from the Higher Education Academy (UK), ASCILITE (Australasia) and the Churchill Trust (UK).

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