1977(BSc) Computational Science
What are you doing now?
After graduating, I spent a year as a community drama worker, never touching a computer. Then, I studied for a PhD in the Department of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Edinburgh, developing tools in the Logo language for children to explore language and creative writing. A career in Educational Technology has taken me to the Universities of Sussex, Birmingham, Nottingham and the Open University, with research into intelligent tutoring systems, mobile learning and learning at scale. In January this year I retired from The Open University. As an Emeritus Professor, I can now focus on the more enjoyable parts of academic life, including our nQuire research project with the BBC to develop an environment for large-scale citizen science investigations.