Staff Profile:Ms Maria Papaefthimiou

Ms Maria Papaefthimiou
Job Title:
Senior TEL Advisor

To promote, develop and support the use of TEL across the University. This includes designing and delivering a programme of professional development activities and online resources to enable all staff to make effective use of TEL in their practice. I also guide and support individual colleagues and academic teams in their development of use of TEL within academic programmes and modules, and teach on the APP.

I have been working at the University since Dec 2000 in the area of TEL taking on different responsibilities from supporting academics to use Blackboard, to delivering training and workshops on the use of technology, and to managing large institutional HEA/JISC funded projects to promote and embed the use of technology in teaching practice. One of the projects (Digitally Ready, 2011-2013) has helped to inform the University's current TEL plans.

I have been coordinating the School eLearning Coordinators, organising the TEL Showcases and assisting academic colleagues with TLDF projects, mentoring for the UTFS and NTFS, and tutoring on the Academic Practice Programme.

M.A. in Information and Communications Technology in Education (2001)
M.Sc. (Econ) in Operational Research (1989)
B.Sc. in Mathematics (1987)

Areas of Interest:
Research groups / Centres:

[with Kerrigan M. et al] 'The making assessment count (MAC) consortium maximising assessment and feedback design by working together', Research in Learning Technology, 19 (1), pp.43*56. 2012. Available at:

[with Conole, Brown, Alberts, & Howell] 'Fostering Connectivity and Reflection as Strategic Investment for Change'. In U Ehlers and D Schneckenberg (Eds) Changing cultures in Higher Education: Moving Ahead to Future Learning, Springer-Verlag, 2010

[with Newland B.] "e-Learning: Institutional Provision and Student Expectations" in J. O'Donoghue (Ed) Technology-supported environments for personalized learning: methods and case studies, IGI Global, 2010

[with McCullagh and Bird] "A Framework for Institutional Change, DIRECT: Driving Institutional Reform: Exploring Change with Technology". In Proceedings of the EDMEDIA Conference, Vienna, 2008

[with Mitleton-Kelly E.] 'Co-Evolution of Diverse Elements Interacting within a Social Ecosystem'. In Proceedings of the FEAST 2000 International Workshop. London, Imperial College, 2000

[with Mitleton-Kelly E.] 'Co-evolution and an Enabling Infrastructure: A Solution To Legacy?' In P. Henderson (Ed) Systems engineering for business process change. London, Springer-Verlag, 2000

Recent presentations:
The Making Assessment Count (MAC) framework: A cross-institutional evaluation, ALT-C 2013, Nottingham, Sept 2013

Students as partners: expectations, challenges and real-world gains, ALT-C 2013, Nottingham, Sept 2013

Evaluation of a framework for action on feedback - Making Assessment Count, ALT-C 2012, Manchester, September 2012.

ePorfolio matters: E-portfolios: The Ideals of Reflection and the Reality of Support - A case study ALT-C 2012, Manchester, September 2012 (with G Pursey, et al.)

The Making Assessment Count (MAC) Consortium - Maximising Assessment & Feedback Design by Working Together. (ALT-C 2011, Leeds, Sept 2011)

Moving from Quality Assurance to Quality Enhancement: A Toolkit for Technology Enhanced Learning (ALT-C 2011, Leeds, Sept 2011)

Curriculum Design: An approach for successfully embedding Technology Enhanced Learning in the curriculum (ALT-C 2011, Leeds, Sept 2011)

Designing the curriculum: from innovation to enhancement

International Blended Learning Conference 2011, Hertfordshire, Jun 2011



Maria Papaefthimiou

Contact Details

+44 (0) 118 378 7141

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