Eileen Kennedy is a Senior Research Associate on CGHE’s local higher education engagement research programme.
Eileen’s research centres on scaling up practice in online and blended learning, which involves developing learning design tools (with Diana Laurillard), creating teacher communities online (e.g. through MOOCs) and researching the experience of learning and teaching online.
She conducts Design Based Research to create and evaluate digital solutions to teaching problems, using a variety of mostly (but not exclusively) qualitative research methods.
In addition to her research for CGHE, Eileen is also a Senior Research Associate with the RELIEF centre where she is investigating the potential of scaling up online learning to create inclusive prosperity in the context of mass displacement.
CGHE research project
Select recent publications
- Digital Education and the Connected Curriculum: Towards a Connected Learning Environment
Developing the Higher Education Curriculum: Research-Based Education in Practice, UCL Press 2017
- ‘Not the same person anymore’: groupwork, identity and social learning online
Distance Education, 1-14, 2017
- ‘You’re facing that machine but there’s a human being behind it’: students’ affective experiences on an online doctoral programme
Pedagogy, Culture & Society, 1-13, 2016
- Design patterns for promoting peer interaction in discussion forums in MOOCs
eLearning Papers, 42, 2015
- Making meaningful decisions about time, workload and pedagogy in the digital age: the Course Resource Appraisal Model
Distance education, 2015
- The flipside of blended learning
[Digital scholarly resource], 2015