Elizabeth Falconer

Dr Elizabeth Falconer

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  • 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, E., 2018. Review of Savin-Baden M. (2015). Rethinking Learning in an Age of Digital Fluency: Is being digitally tethered a new learning nexus? Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. 168 Pp. ISBN: 9780415738187. Postdigital Sciene and Education, 1 (1).
  • King, D., Tee, S., Falconer, L., Angell, C., Holley, D. and Mills, A., 2018. Virtual health education: Scaling practice to transform student learning: Using virtual reality learning environments in healthcare education to bridge the theory/practice gap and improve patient safety. Nurse Education Today, 71, 7-9.
  • Falconer, L., 2017. Experiencing sense of place in virtual and physical Avebury. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 21 (6), 977-988.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 accident investigation: a virtual world simulation case study. International Journal of Learning Technology, 8 (3), 246-262.
  • 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., 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.

Books

  • Virtual Worlds: concepts, applications and future directions. New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Falconer, L. and Ortega, M.C.G., 2018. Preface.

Chapters

  • Falconer, L. and Scott, C., 2018. Phenomenology and phenomenography in virtual worlds: An example from archaeology. Virtual Worlds: Concepts, Applications and Future Directions. 1-38.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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.
  • Falconer, L. and Green, J., 2014. Music in 3D Virtual Environments: exploring learning affordances . In: World Congress on Education.
  • 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. and Aburrow, Y., 2004. Using Metaphor as a Navigation Device in e-learning Design. In: ALT-C.
  • Falconer, L., Aburrow, Y. and Frutos-Perez, M., 2004. Metaphor and Meaning in E-learning. In: Best Practices in E-learning.
  • 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.

Invited Lectures

  • Realities, curricula and learning, University of West London, 29 Jun 2017 more
  • Immersion and play in Virtual Environments, Online virtual world, 01 Mar 2014 more
  • Learning in Virtual Environments, University of Manchester, 14 Nov 2014 more
  • Developing e-assessments for effective learning, ExCel London, 23 Jan 2014 more
  • Using virtual worlds for health simulations, Totnes, Devon, 26 Sep 2012 more

Grants

  • A Creative Partnership to Develop Immersive Simulations of Ancient Heritage Sites (AHRC/EPSRC, 01 Feb 2018). Awarded
  • Maturing technology enhancement at City of Bristol College (City of Bristol College, 18 Nov 2013). Completed
  • Enhancing psychology graduate employability through virtual world simulations (Higher Education Academy, 04 Jun 2012). Completed
  • Research into redesigning the research methods curriculum through technology enhancement (Hewlett Packard plc, 03 Sep 2007). Completed
  • Consultancy to design technical and pedagogic structure of University of Reading Careers CETL online teaching and learning resource (University of Reading, 12 May 2005). Completed
  • Research and software development of metaphorical online research methods teaching resource – the Research Observatory (University of Bath, 04 Mar 2002). Completed
  • GEMISIS 2000 Salford University (European Research Council, 02 Sep 1996). Completed
  • Continuing Vocational Education funding for research and development of distance learning postgraduate education (Higher Education Funding Council for England, 04 Sep 1995). Completed
  • Consultancy to advise on work systems to prevent low grade malaise effects from working with multiple chemicals (EMI plc, 03 Apr 1995). Completed
  • Research into high-risk safety management systems in explosive atmospheres (BAe Defence Royal Ordnance Division, 05 Sep 1994). Completed
  • Consultancy to design and develop the Heinz plc UK company accident investigation system (Heinz plc, 06 Nov 1989). Completed

External Responsibilities

  • International Journal of Learning Technology, Editorial board member (2012-)
  • British Journal of Educational Technology, Editorial Board member

Conference Presentations

  • ALT Open Educational Resources 2018, Virtual Reality: the implications for open educational resources, 18 Apr 2018, The Watershed, Bristol

Qualifications

  • Advanced Diploma in Archaeology (University of Cambridge, 2018)
  • PhD in Fuzzy decision making and occupational risk (Salford University, 2001)

Honours

  • Finalist in Outstanding ICT Initiative of the Year (Times Higher Education, 2010)
  • Finalist at the National Management and Leadership Awards 2013 in the Outstanding Leader of the Year category (Chartered Management Institute, 2013)
  • Highly Commended paper: 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). pp. 83-98. ISSN 2050-7003 (Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence, 2016)
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