Elizabeth Falconer

Dr Elizabeth Falconer

  • 01202 962737
  • efalconer at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Academic Learning Designer
  • Executive Business Centre EB501, Bournemouth University, 89 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8EB
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Biography

Liz is an Academic Learning Designer in the Centre for Excellence in Learning at BU and Visiting Professor in Pedagogic Enquiry at the University of the West of England (UWE). She was previously Professor of Technology Enhanced Learning and Director of the Education Innovation Centre at UWE. Prior to joining UWE, Liz was Director of the Centre for Distance Education at the University of Bath. Prior to that appointment, Liz was a lecturer at the University of Salford, where she was part of the Research Centre for the Built and Human Environment, which received 5* ratings in two successive RAEs. Liz has departmental management experience in both private industry and HEIs and is a Chartered Manager and member of the CMI. She was a finalist in the National Management and Leadership Awards in 2013 and is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Liz's current area of research is in learning in immersive virtual environments and virtual worlds, majoring upon situated and contextual learning in immersive virtual environments to support simulation and practice-based learning...

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Favourites

  • Savin-Baden, M. and Falconer, L., 2016. Learning at the interstices; locating practical philosophies for understanding physical/virtual inter-spaces. Interactive Learning Environments, 24 (5), 991-1003.
  • Gil Ortega, M.C. and Falconer, L., 2015. Learning spaces in virtual worlds: Bringing our distance students home. Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, 7 (1), 83-98.
  • Falconer, L., 2013. Situated learning in virtual simulations: Researching the authentic dimension in virtual worlds. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 24 (3), 285-300.

Journal Articles

  • Falconer, L., 2017. Experiencing sense of place in virtual and physical Avebury. PERSONAL AND UBIQUITOUS COMPUTING, 21 (6), 977-988.
  • Ward, T., Falconer, L., Frutos‐Perez, M., Williams, B., Johns, J. and Harold, S., 2016. Using virtual online simulations in Second Life® to engage undergraduate psychology students with employability issues. British Journal of Educational Technology, 47 (5), 14.
  • Savin-Baden, M. and Falconer, L., 2016. Learning at the interstices; locating practical philosophies for understanding physical/virtual inter-spaces. Interactive Learning Environments, 24 (5), 991-1003.
  • Gil Ortega, M.C. and Falconer, L., 2015. Learning spaces in virtual worlds: Bringing our distance students home. Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, 7 (1), 83-98.
  • Falconer, L. and Green, J., 2015. Exploring the learning potential of acoustic design in 3D virtual environments. Literacy Information and Computer Education Journal, 6 (1), 1273-1276.
  • Falconer, L., 2013. Situated learning in virtual simulations: Researching the authentic dimension in virtual worlds. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 24 (3), 285-300.
  • Falconer, L., 2013. Situated learning in accident investigation: a virtual world simulation case study. International Journal of Learning Technology, 8 (3), 246-262.
  • Falconer, L., 2008. Evaluating the use of metaphor in online learning environments. Interactive Learning Environments, 16 (2), 117-129.
  • Falconer, L., 2006. Organizational learning, tacit information, and e-learning: a review. The Learning Organization, 13 (2), 140-151.
  • Falconer, L., 2002. Management decision-making relating to occupational risks: the role of'grey data'. Journal of Risk Research, 5 (1), 23-33.
  • Falconer, L., 2001. The Relative Roles of Risk and Cost in ‘Reasonably Practicable’ Decisions. Journal of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, 4 (2), 9.
  • Falconer, L. and Hoel, H., 1997. Occupational safety and health: A method to test the collection of ‘grey data’by line managers. Occupational medicine, 47 (2), 81-89.
  • Falconer, L. and Hoel, H., 1996. The perceptions of line and senior managers in relation to occupational health issues. Occupational medicine, 46 (2), 151-156.

Chapters

  • Savin-Baden, M., Falconer, L., Wimpenny, K. and Callaghan, M., 2017. Virtual worlds for learning. Technology Enhanced Learning: Research Themes. 97-107.
  • Falconer, L., Ray, K., Ford, N.J. and Rennie, D.M., 1999. Risk assessment and risk management. In: Bassett, W.H., ed. Clay's Handbook of Environmental Health. London: E. & F.N. Spon (Taylor & Francis).

Conferences

  • Falconer, L., 2016. Interactive virtual archaeology: Constructing the prehistoric past at Avebury henge. In: Ubiquitous Computing and Communications and 2016 International Symposium on Cyberspace and Security (IUCC-CSS), International Conference on Granada, Spain: IEEE, 153-158.
  • Falconer, L. and Green, J., 2014. Music in 3D Virtual Environments: exploring learning affordances . In: World Congress on Education.
  • Falconer, L. and Gil Ortega, M., 2014. The effects of group dynamics on learning in virtual world environments. In: 4th Global Conference on Experiential Learning in Virtual Worlds.
  • Gil Ortega, M. and Falconer, L., 2014. Learning spaces in virtual worlds: bringing our distance students home . In: International Higher Education Teaching & Learning Association Conference Anchorage, Alaska: HETL.
  • Falconer, L., 2011. Metaxis: the transition between worlds and the consequences for education. In: Innovative Research in Virtual Worlds.
  • Falconer, L. and Frutos-Perez, M., 2011. Someone to talk to: using automated characters to support simulated learning activities. In: 10th European Conference on E-learning (ECEL 2011).
  • Falconer, L. and Frutos-Perez, M., 2009. Online simulation of real life experiences; The educational potential. In: Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 3564-3569.
  • Falconer, L., Frutos-Perez, M., Billingham, O. and Street, D., 2008. Learning together and learning alone in Second Life. In: ReLIVE08.
  • Falconer, L. and Street, D., 2008. Redesigning the Research Methods Curriculum – the use of mobile technologies in the classroom. In: Hewlett Packard Worldwide Technology for Teaching Conference.
  • Falconer, L. and Frutos-Perez, M., 2007. Accommodating Multiple Learning Styles and Abilities in a Large-Scale Online Learning Resource. In: Wheeler, S. and Whitton, N., eds. Beyond Control –  14th International Conference of the Association for Learning Technology Nottingham University: Association for Learning Technology.
  • Falconer, L., 2006. Using Metaphor to Enhance Meaning in Online Learning. In: 1st International iPed Conference.
  • Falconer, L., 2005. The technology boundary: a strategy for bridging the gap. In: ALT-C.
  • Falconer, L., Aburrow, Y. and Frutos-Perez, M., 2004. Metaphor and Meaning in E-learning. In: Best Practices in E-learning.
  • Falconer, L. and Aburrow, Y., 2004. Using Metaphor as a Navigation Device in e-learning Design. In: ALT-C.
  • Salter, M. and Falconer, L., 2002. What is local?  Examples from distance learning and CPD practice. In: Universities Association for Continuing Education Conference.

Reports

  • Canning, J., Clark, B., Cole, R., Culik, J., Daller, M., Falconer, L., Gastinel-Jones, M., Gray, J., Heffer, C. and Hellmuth, S., 2011. Understanding the National Student Survey: investigations in languages, linguistics and area studies. London: Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies.
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