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Mohammed Rehman

About me

I am a PhD student at the University of Warwick. I am a member of the Intelligent and Adaptive Systems Group and my supervisor is Mike Joy.

I studied Chemistry at Birmingham University and gained my Masters in E-Commerce at Birmingham City University.

I am a Senior Lecturer in ICT at Newman University, where I have been since 2007. Prior to that I was a lecturer in Multimedia and IT at Birmingham City University.

Research Interests

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:

  • Intelligent tutoring systems
  • Culture and its impact on learning
  • Learning objects
  • Mobile learning in developing countries
  • Recommender system algorithms

Teaching

I have taught variety of modules including Web Design, Multimedia, Knowledge Base Development, Mobile Application Development, Internet and Society and E-Commerce. I'm familiar with a range of tools and technologies including Moodle, Drupal, HTML, CSS, Flash/Actionscript, Flash Builder, Photoshop, Fireworks etc. I'm currently learning Objective C and Javascript (and brushing up on my PHP knowledge) with a view to developing modules on mac app development and server/cloud based apps.

Additional information

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.

Projects

2013/2014:

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 with a paper to follow in the Summer.

2014/2015:

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.

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Links

My LinkedIn Profile

My Twitter page, where I tweet about mobile/PhD related items.

My website: www.morehman.com

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Mohammed Rehman

M dot Rehman at warwick dot ac dot uk