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Biography

Dr. Milena Bobeva is a key advocate of education innovation through staff-student collaboration and Technology Enhanced Learning. Her subject expertise is multidisciplinary, with key focus on system analysis, business process improvement, blended and e-learning, and performance management.

For more than more than 15 years Milena has actively adopted real-life project-based learning and the use of contemporary information and communication technologies for documenting and marketing the outcomes of student work. Her experience covers both large undergraduate (300+students) cohorts and small groups of MBA students.

The outcomes of working with students as partners in subject-based research, enquiry and consultancy have been reported through a variety of channels, including conference publications, workshops and reports. Milena’s work in supporting student learning has received Bournemouth University awards for outstanding contributions to student learning in 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2014.

Milena is a Member of the Chartered Management Institute since 2012...

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Favourites

  • Day, J. and Bobeva, M., 2007. Applying Performance Management Principles to a Learning Environment for Undergraduate Dissertations: A Case Study. International Journal of Quality and Standards, 9, 217-239.
  • Day, J. and Bobeva, M., 2005. A generic toolkit for the successful management of Delphi Studies. Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods, 3, 103-117.
  • Day, J. and Bobeva, M., 2003. Successful IS project leaders: a situational theory perspective. Electronic Journal of Information Systems Evaluation, 6, 75-86.
  • Bobeva, M. and Day, J., 2005. Managing Delphi Studies: a decision-making toolkit. In: Remenyi, D. and Cass, A., eds. Proceedings of the 4th European Conference on Research Methods in Business and Management Studies. Paris, France: Universite Paris-Dauphine, 55-66.
  • Day, J. and Bobeva, M., 2003. Seeking the truth: The use of Delphi studies for IS research. In: Grant, K., Edgar, D.A. and Jordan, M., eds. Reflection on the past, making sense of today and predicting the future of information systems. Glasgow: Glasgow Caledonian University for UKAIS.
  • Bobeva, M., Taylor, D. and Preget, L., 2015. Reverse mentoring in higher education: bridging the generation gap. In: Association of Business Schools (ABS) Learning, Teaching and Student Experience conference 27-29 April 2015 York, UK.
  • Hopkins, D., Bobeva, M. and Ramsden, A., 2012. Using QR Codes in Higher Education. In: Using QR Codes in Higher Education 31 January 2012 EBC, Bournemouth University, England.
  • Bobeva, M., 2009. Within and Beyond Corporate Boundaries: Supervisor’s Experiences with Mentoring Students Online. In: ECRM 2009: 8th European Conference on Research Methods in Business & Management 22-23 June 2009 University of Malta, Valletta, Malta. European Conference on Research Methods in Business & Management, 68-75.
  • Day, J. and Bobeva, M., 2006. Using a Balanced Scorecard Approach for Evaluating an Integrated Learning Environment for Undergraduate Dissertations. In: Remenyi, D., ed. The 13th European Conference on Information Technology Evaluation (ECITE) 28-29 September 2006 Genoa, Italy. Reading: Academic Conferences Limited.
  • Ridolfo, M., Bobeva, M., Preget, L. and McFadyen, A., 2012. Bringing Business To Life: Challenging students, through a ‘Digital Age’ Simulated Business Exercise (SBE), to develop the mindset and competencies needed for today’s business environment. In: Fusion Conference 2012 Sharing Education Excellence.
  • Bobeva, M. and Hopkins, D., 2012. Embedding QR Codes in Education Contexts. In: Innovation in challenging times: The ABS Learning & Teaching Conference.

Journal Articles

Books

Chapters

  • Bobeva, M. and Day, J., 2005. Managing Delphi Studies: a decision-making toolkit. In: Remenyi, D. and Cass, A., eds. Proceedings of the 4th European Conference on Research Methods in Business and Management Studies. Paris, France: Universite Paris-Dauphine, 55-66.
  • Day, J. and Bobeva, M., 2003. Seeking the truth: The use of Delphi studies for IS research. In: Grant, K., Edgar, D.A. and Jordan, M., eds. Reflection on the past, making sense of today and predicting the future of information systems. Glasgow: Glasgow Caledonian University for UKAIS.
  • Roushan, G., Bobeva, M. and Rolfe, R., 1997. New dimensions of the role of information systems: facilitating business collaboration in an electronic world. In: Armistead, C. and Kiely, J., eds. Effective organizations : looking to the future. London: Cassell.
  • Rolfe, R., Bobeva, M. and Roushan, G., 1997. Information relationship management in electronic commerce. In: Avison, D.E., ed. Key issues in information systems : proceedings of the 2nd UKAIS conference. McGraw-Hill.

Conferences

  • Bobeva, M., Preget, L. and Taylor, D., 2015. Understanding and Engaging Millennials as Mentors at the Workplace. In: 31st International Business Research Conference 27-29 July 2015 Toronto, Canada.
  • Bobeva, M., Taylor, D. and Preget, L., 2015. Reverse mentoring in higher education: bridging the generation gap. In: Association of Business Schools (ABS) Learning, Teaching and Student Experience conference 27-29 April 2015 York, UK.
  • Salvagno, M., Taylor, J., Bobeva, M. and Hutchings, M., 2015. THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF UBIQUITOUS CONNECTIVITY: INVESTIGATING UNIVERSITY STUDENTS' EXPERIENCES AND CONNECTIONS WITH WELL-BEING. 919-927.
  • Bolat, E. and Bobeva, M., 2014. Using tablets for e-assessment of project-based learning. In: 13th European Conference on e-Learning ECEL-2014 30-31 October 2014 Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Hart Clarida, B., Bobeva, M., Hutchings, M. and Taylor, J., 2014. Strategies for Digital Inclusion: Towards a Pedagogy for Embracing and Sustaining Student Diversity and Engagement with Online Learning. In: 2nd European Conference on Education 9 July 2015-13 July 2014 Brighton. 91-108.
  • Bolat, E. and Bobeva, M., 2014. Using Tablets for e-Assessment of Project-Based Learning. 56-64.
  • Bobeva, M., Nordberg, D. and Breitbarth, T., 2013. MOOC or not? – Transformation or Disruption in Higher Education: A workshop. In: British Academy of Management 10-12 September 2013 Liverpool.
  • Salvagno, M., 2013. The Highs and Lows of Ubiquitous Mobile Connectivity - Investigating Students' Well-Being. 626-633.
  • Kalashyan, I., Kaneva, D., Lee, S., Knapp, D., Roushan, G. and Bobeva, M., 2013. Paradigm Shift - Engaging Academics in Social Media - the Case of Bournemouth University. 662-665.
  • Day, J. and Bobeva, M., 2013. Elicitation of Business Process Requirements: Discovering Organisational Context. In: 27th Annual British Academy of Management Conference 10-12 September 2013 Liverpool.
  • Hopkins, D., Bobeva, M. and Ramsden, A., 2012. Using QR Codes in Higher Education. In: Using QR Codes in Higher Education 31 January 2012 EBC, Bournemouth University, England.
  • Lamont, C. and Bobeva, M., 2011. DEVELOPING MANAGEMENT COMPETENCIES THROUGH THE USE OF CONTEMPORARY DIGITAL TOOLS AND LEARNER-CENTRED PEDAGOGIES. 557.
  • Bobeva, M., 2009. Keep It Simple:Towards I-learning and We-learning. In: e-learning 2.0 6-7 July 2009 Brunel University, London. http://elearning2-0.ning.com/events/elearning-20-conference: e-learning 2.0 conference.
  • Bobeva, M., 2009. Within and Beyond Corporate Boundaries: Supervisor’s Experiences with Mentoring Students Online. In: ECRM 2009: 8th European Conference on Research Methods in Business & Management 22-23 June 2009 University of Malta, Valletta, Malta. European Conference on Research Methods in Business & Management, 68-75.
  • Newland, B., Deane, S. and Bobeva, M., 2009. Enhancing Student Feedback on Assessments Using Waypoint. In: BbWorld Europe '09 6-8 April 2009 Barcelona, Spain.
  • Newland, B., Deane, S. and Bobeva, M., 2009. Enhancing Student Feedback on Assessments Using Waypoint. In: BbWorld '09 14-16 July 2009 Washington DC.
  • Bobeva, M. and Roushan, G., 2008. Web 2.0 @ BU. In: ICERI2008: International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation 17-19 November 2008 Madrid, Spain.
  • Day, J. and Bobeva, M., 2008. Performance Management Design Within Higher Education. In: ICERI 2008:International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation 17-19 November 2008 Madrid, Spain.
  • Bobeva, M. and Ridolfo, H., 2007. 'BISM' is Dead, Long Live 'BISM'. In: UKAIS 2007: "21st Century IS: Do Organisations Matter?" 11-12 April 2007 Manchester, England.
  • Day, J. and Bobeva, M., 2006. Using a Balanced Scorecard Approach for Evaluating an Integrated Learning Environment for Undergraduate Dissertations. In: Remenyi, D., ed. The 13th European Conference on Information Technology Evaluation (ECITE) 28-29 September 2006 Genoa, Italy. Reading: Academic Conferences Limited.
  • Day, J. and Bobeva, M., 2006. Using business performance management tools to design a learning environment for undergraduate dissertations. In: The 5th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies 17-18 July 2006 Dublin, Ireland.
  • Bobeva, M. and Williams, B., 2003. A tale of four shifts and three frameworks: an empirical evaluation of the effectiveness of human computer interface design. In: ECITE 2003 conference 25-26 September 2003 Madrid, Spain.
  • Day, J. and Bobeva, M., 2003. IS project leaders - heroes or zeroes. In: ECITE 2003 conference 25-26 September 2003 Madrid, Spain.
  • Bobeva, M. and Greenway, E., 2002. E-procurement - a catalyst of change in the buyer-supplier trading relationships. In: UKAIS 2002 conference 10-12 April 2002 Leeds, UK.
  • Bobeva, M., 2001. Information architecture for electronically integrated business networks. In: UKAIS 2001 conference 1-2 April 2001 Portsmouth, UK.
  • Bobeva, M., 2000. Customer relationship management and the business of education. In: BIT 2000 conference: E-Futures 1-2 November 2000 Manchester.
  • Roushan, G. and Bobeva, M., 1999. The potential of intranets as a tool for knowledge management. In: 4th UKAIS Conference 6-7 April 1999 York.
  • Hollocks, B., Bobeva, M. and Roushan, G., 1998. Computer-based training in small and medium-sized enterprises. In: BIT'98 conference - Business Information Management: Adaptive Futures 4-5 November 1998 Manchester.
  • Bobeva, M., Lamont, C., Thompson, K. and Ridolfo, M.. Practicing Fusion through Business and Community Engagement within the BA (Hons) Business Studies programme. In: Fusion in Action: Knowledge exchange with students, society and the professions 18 April 2012 Bournemouth University.

Theses

Exhibitions

Posters

  • Ridolfo, M., Bobeva, M., Preget, L. and McFadyen, A., 2012. Bringing Business To Life: Challenging students, through a ‘Digital Age’ Simulated Business Exercise (SBE), to develop the mindset and competencies needed for today’s business environment. In: Fusion Conference 2012 Sharing Education Excellence.
  • Bobeva, M. and Hopkins, D., 2012. Embedding QR Codes in Education Contexts. In: Innovation in challenging times: The ABS Learning & Teaching Conference.
  • Bobeva, M., Lamont, C., Thompson, K. and Ridolfo, M., 2012. Practicing Fusion through Business and Community Engagement within the BA (Hons) Business Studies programme. In: Fusion Conference 2012 Fusion in Action: Knowledge exchange with students, society and the professions.
  • Hopkins, D. and Bobeva, M., 2011. QR Codes in Education: The Business School Experience. In: Bournemouth University Education Enhancement Conference 2011.
  • Hopkins, D., Bobeva, M. and Roushan, G., 2009. The ‘I’ in Induction, 7th e-learning@greenwich conference. In: 7th e-learning@greenwich conference: Making It Personal.

PhD Students

  • Baylie Hart Clarida (Strategies for digital inclusion: towards a pedagogy for embracing and sustaining student diversity and engagement with online learning)
  • Michele Salvagno (The highs and lows of ubiquitous mobile connectivity: towards a model for pedagogical delivery that supports the well-being of learners)
  • Gary Evans (Performance management in the public sports and culture services: the application of Towards and Excellent Service (IDeA))
  • Tom Wainwright (A model for managing the variability of care processes within a National Health Service elective care clinical microsystem)
  • Michele Salvagno (The Highs and Lows of ubiquitous mobile connectivity)
  • Baylie Hart Clarida (Strategies for digital inclusion: towards a pedagogy for embracing and sustaining student diversity and engagement with online learning)

External Responsibilities

  • University of East London, External re-validation adviser (2012-2013)
  • Management School,New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria, External Examiner (2010-2013)
  • Hertfordshire University, External Examiner (2011-2014)

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • This workshop will explore the strategies used at the highly international Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme at BU for enhancing student professional development and employability. The Director of the programme will introduce the MBA programme, the challenges of the context within which it operates and the stimulus for engaged student learning provided by BU Global Fusion. Together with one of the current students, they will present the examples of the set of opportunities for professional development through engagement with academics, businesses and communities, including: • Project-based learning • Social learning • Student-staff co-creation and co-production • Reverse mentoring • Simulated exercises • Work experience and placement. Each example will be illustrated with visuals and a summary of the impact on the key stakeholders will be supported with appropriate evidence. The outcomes from two FIF projects on Reverse Mentoring will also be introduced. Delegates will be offered the opportunity to discuss with the presenters how these strategies advance the professional development of academics and students, and contribute to the enhancement of organisational practices. They will also be provided with surveys to note their views on the feasibility, desirability and experience of each of the strategies for student professional development. The surveys could either be done electronically (subject to testing options such as www.mentimeter.com ), or using pre-prepared paper copies. The outcomes of the surveys will be summarised at the end of the session with the view of bridging any cultural differences and providing a smooth transition for students from different cultures into UK Higher Education.
  • The concept of learning gains has had a wider coverage internationally but is fairly new to the UK (HEFCE 2015).This session will first introduce learning gains (LGS) in the context of HE and compare these to learning outcomes and value-added. It will critically evaluate methods for measuring LGS and will focus on student e-portfolios and reflective accounts as evidence of PPD and LGS. We will then introduce the wider spectrum of learning opportunities within BU, including extra-curriculum activities such as Global Talent programme, the staff-student collaboration competitions, SUBU clubs and societies, and the Student Project Bank as hubs for social and experiential learning. A strategy for maximizing learning gains through explicit links between course delivery and the above provisions will be presented. It will be illustrated through the lived experiences of a BU student, who will talk about his journey as UG BS student that demonstrates how classes have inspired his business visions and further engagement with experiential and social learning through extra-curriculum activities. He will demonstrate his e-portfolios and other artefacts evidencing his PPD attainment. The session will conclude with a discussion of opportunities for collaboration in an international study on LGS and employability. Attendees will gain: -Understanding of learning gains and how they differ from learning outcomes and value-added; -Appreciation of how personalisation of education could be achieved through linking course studies with extra-curriculum activities, thus fusing formal, social and experiential learning; -Recognition of the role of reflective accounts and e-portfolios as evidence of learning gains and student employability. The work is grounded in Milena’s pedagogic practice, using e-portfolios for student personal and professional development. It builds on her work in performance management, student employability and innovation in education.
  • The event is an interactive workshop that will engage participants in developing their personal 21st century employability radar, a practical tool for linking visual skills plotting to professional development planning. The session will comprise of 3 parts: In Part 1 BU students will present a summary of latest studies on employability skills for the 21st century. This will be followed up by an introduction of the Employability Radar (ER), a tool combining a SOAR (Strengths/Opportunities/Aspirations/Results) analysis with personal and professional development planning (PPDP). In the last 30 minutes the participants will be using the ER template provided for developing their own employability radars alongside BU students who have been through the process of using SOAR analysis for PPDP. The session is designed to: - help individuals who are considering a career change or are looking for an employment with developing their positive self-awareness and a SMART plan for attainment of these skills. - Offer a tool for educators, careers and employability professionals involved in supporting learners through the early stages of the recruitment processes. - showcase the skills of our students as researchers and mentors. The work is grounded in Milena’s and Rebecca’s professional and academic experience. It builds on Milena’s research in reverse mentoring and more than 7 years of experience in using the SOAR tool for developing student professional self-awareness, and tests this through Rebecca’s critical filter as an HR professional with more than 20 years experience.
  • A talk introducing the specifics of MBA programmes and offering a decision making framework . The session was delivered with the participation of an alumni of the Bournemouth MBA. The GAIN framework presented at the session covers the following aspects: (G) General business programme/Global community; (A) Academic Standards and acreditations (AMBA, AACSB, EQUIS)/Adaptation; (I) Industry-focused, PRSBs recognised/Interactive, experiential and social learning; (N) Networking & PPD/New horizons
  • Reverse Mentoring is a strategy used in industry whereby younger, less experienced employees share their knowledge and expertise with a more senior person/s, e.g. using social media effectively. The workshop explored best practice in reverse mentoring, reported the findings of a study into the experiences of BU placement students and discussed industry experts’ observations. The event provided a toolkit for embedding reverse mentoring in your organisation.
  • Festival of Learning 2014 - MOOCs for staff development?
  • BU Festival of Learning workshop "Mobile technology: Distraction or touch point in education and professional development?", Bournemouth University, 11 June 2013. Co-facilitators: Elvira Bolat, Dr. Milena Bobeva, Dr. Kaouther Kooli
  • Contribution to a Guardian article on learning on the job; http://www.theguardian.com/education/2013/apr/30/learn-on-job-part-time-course

Qualifications

  • Certificate in Tourist Guidance (English) (Bulgarian Board of Tourism, 1983)
  • Diploma in Translator of Technical Literature (Technical University, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1987)
  • MSc in Electronics and Automation Engineering (Technical University, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1989)
  • MSc in Information Systems (Leeds Metropolitan University, 1995)
  • PhD in Information Architecture for Business Networks (Bournemouth University, 2005)

Memberships

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