FIXED TERM until 31st December 2018
The Disruptive Media Learning Lab (DMLL) is a cross-university experimental unit comprising of academics, learning technologists, subject librarians, educational developers and researchers. The Lab is based in the heart of the campus in a recently refurbished space, uniquely designed to promote open dialogues, collaborative work and exploratory play for all interested in defining the 21st century University.
The DMLL is looking to recruit ambitious, creative and hard-working people who will lead and contribute to innovative research, experimentation and innovation in digital media. We are particularly interested in hearing from people who have expertise in the following areas: pervasive, mobile and game technology, gamification and technology enhanced learning.
The Research Associate will undertake and play a lead role in the research, development and evaluation of pervasive and gamified approaches for the Horizon 2020 BEACONING Project (Beaconing.eu), which will include designing and developing pervasive and gamified learning scenarios (gamified lesson path design) and applications that promote cross-subject teaching and learning, recruiting and engaging with stakeholders/users, evaluating the impact and effectiveness of new and innovative education interventions through the collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, and disseminating the findings.
Currently in its second year, the project is now at the integration phase of the gamified play-lesson plans, which involves working with relevant technical partners across the consortium towards the development, testing and piloting of the Beaconing solution.
BEACONING stands for 'Breaking Educational Barriers with Contextualised, Pervasive and Gameful Learning'. The project aims to exploit and integrate pervasive, context-aware and gamified techniques and technologies, framed within the Problem-Based Learning context towards facilitating 'anytime anywhere' learning.
The Research Associate will also participate in other research activities (with a particular focus on Games Science) within the Disruptive Media Learning Lab (DMLL).
If you are interested in finding out more about the above new vacancy please contact:
Co-lead Research for DMLL, Dr. Sylvester Arnab, firstname.lastname@example.org
07795 818 977
Director of DMLL, Jonathan Shaw, email@example.com
07974 984 100
Interviews will be held 30/03/2017
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