I studied Chemistry at Birmingham University and gained my Masters in E-Commerce at Birmingham City University.
I am currently Programme Team Leader for Computing at Arden University. I was previously a Senior Lecturer in ICT at Newman University and a lecturer in Multimedia and IT at Birmingham City University.
I am interested in the use of mobile technologies in teaching. For my PhD I am investigating the extent to which frameworks for mobile learning adequately address the pedagogical aspects of learning via mobile devices across different cultural contexts. I'm particularly interested in:
- Culture and its impact on learning
- Learning objects
- Mobile learning in developing countries
I am a gadget freak! I think mobile technologies have the potential to transform how people consume learning and therefore it's important to be able to deliver learning objects that are accessible across a wide range of devices, particularly in developing countries.
HEA Residents and Visitors project: a successful bid to work with David White from Oxford University and Alison Cornu at the HEA on a project that investigates what motivates different types of engagement with the digital environment for learning.
HEA Changing the Learning Landscape project on digital literacies: a funded project to develop a self assessment tool for use on mobile devices. This web 'app', designed for mobile devices, builds on a framework developed at the University of Exeter as the basis of a set of questions that enable students to reflect on their digital literacies in order to highlight areas of weakness.
Participation in an academic study investigating the fairness of sporting decisions. A collaborative study working with colleagues at University of Pittsburgh, University College London and Newman University. As part of the research team I developed a mobile research tool that was used to present interactive content and gather information from more than 500 participants across three countries. The initial findings are being presented by the lead researcher, Dr. Tony Myers, at a conference in July 2014.
Conference presentation: Presented at The CETL-MSOR Conference 2014 ‘Mathematics and Statistics Teaching, Learning and Support: Real, Virtual, Mobile’. Topic: Developing educational applications for mobile devices using open source tools and technologies.
HEA Flexible Learning project: Part of a team awarded funding from the HEA for a project exploring flexible learning provision at Newman University.
App development: Created the first of a series of maths teaching apps for Math Centre, a group initiative from the Universities of Loughborough, Leeds and Coventry, the Maths Stats and OR Network and the Educational Broadcasting Services Trust. The math centre: percentages app is currently available in the Google Play and Apple stores.
M dot Rehman at warwick dot ac dot uk