Uma Patel

Dr Uma Patel

  • Lecturer
  • Fusion Building FG04, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

Dr Uma Patel teaches on the Postgraduate Certificate in Education Practice. She is a Senior Fellow of Advance HEA. Her research is in technology-enriched learning and emerging construction of equity and social justice in technology design, pedagogy and the wider context of education. Her work is informed by science and technology studies and socio-material discourse analysis in the work of Foucault, Latour and Law.

In her early career she was a schoolteacher and then head of humanities in a London comprehensive school. In 1990 she moved into Human-Computer Interaction Design research in various technical roles. At the turn of the century she combined her interest in education and technology by entering the (then) new field of Technology Enhanced Learning. This led her into various roles progressing to Programme Director for different Education and Technology postgraduate programmes and related research projects. For example:

• Personalisation of Learning and exploration of researchers as learners...

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Favourites

  • Archer, L., Godec, S., Calabrese Barton, A., Dawson, E., Mau, A. and Patel, U., 2021. Changing the field: A Bourdieusian analysis of educational practices that support equitable outcomes among minoritized youth on two informal science learning programs. Science Education, 105 (1), 166-203.
  • Godec, S., Patel, U., Archer, L. and Dawson, E., 2020. Young peoples’ tech identity performances: why materiality matters. International Journal of STEM Education, 7 (1).
  • Patel, U., 2015. A discourse history of technology enhanced learning research (1945-2012).

Journal Articles

  • Archer, L., Godec, S., Calabrese Barton, A., Dawson, E., Mau, A. and Patel, U., 2021. Changing the field: A Bourdieusian analysis of educational practices that support equitable outcomes among minoritized youth on two informal science learning programs. Science Education, 105 (1), 166-203.
  • Godec, S., Patel, U., Archer, L. and Dawson, E., 2020. Young peoples’ tech identity performances: why materiality matters. International Journal of STEM Education, 7 (1).
  • Patel, U., 2011. (Un)Locating Learning:. International Journal of Actor-Network Theory and Technological Innovation.
  • Roussos, G., Peterson, D. and Patel, U., 2003. Mobile identity management: An enacted view. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ELECTRONIC COMMERCE, 8 (1), 81-100.

Chapters

  • Patel, U., Solomon, N. and Solkin, L., 2009. Accumulating knowledge in researching technology-enhanced learning: going with the flow. In: Field, J., Gallacher, J. and Ingram, R., eds. Researching Translations in Lifelong Learning. London, New York: Routledge.
  • Patel, U., 2005. Using Soft-Systems Management Methodology to Develop an Online Part-Time Staff Development Resource.
  • Patel, U., 2005. Online Staff development: using the web to enhance teacher autonomy and student learning.
  • Patel, U., 1998. What Has Science, Design and Gender got to do with Computing....a Conversation between a Computer Scientist and a Graphics Designer.
  • Patel, U., 1997. Collaborative design for virtual team collaboration:.
  • Patel, U., 1996. 3D or not 3D: Is it Nobler in the Mind.
  • Patel, U.K. and Sutcliffe, A.G., 1993. Three-dimensional visualisation of knowledge structures: Prototyping for design evaluation. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 163-180.
  • Patel, U., 1992. The Three-Dimensional Graphical User Interface: Evaluation for Design Evolution.

Conferences

Reports

  • Patel, U., Bultitude, K., DeWitt, J., Pegram, E. and Extended Project Team, 2018. Space Awareness Evaluation Reporting Summary 2018. Online: European Union Horizon 2020 Framework Programme.
  • Patel, U. and Bultitude, K., 2018. Voices of experience: Education practitioners in conversations at the Mission to Mars Summer School Marathon Greece. Online: European Union Horizon 2020 Framework Programme H2020.
  • Patel, U. and Bultitude, K., 2018. Winning Hearts and Minds: Highlights from pupil and teacher competitions run within the Space Awareness programme. online: European Union Horizon 2020 Framework Programme.
  • Patel, U., 2017. Empowering teachers: Summary of qualitative evaluation of the Navigation Through the Ages Massive Open Online Course via participant observation.. Online: European Union Horizon 2020 Framework Programme, H2020.
  • Patel, U., Bultitude, K. and DeWitt, J., 2017. Deep Impacts: A summary report of the evaluation findings from the Space Awareness Massive Open Online Courses. Online: EU Space Awareness is funded by the European Union within the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme, H2020 – COMPET – 2014 under the Grant Agreement 638653.
  • Patel, U. and Burke, J., 2004. UK Online in Camden: Understanding good practice in engaging learners and their communities. Camden London: Camden LEA.

Theses

Grants

  • EU Space Awarness Evaluation Group (European Union within the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme, H2020 – COMPET – 2014, 01 Mar 2015). Completed
  • Semantic Technologies for the Enhancement of Case-Based Learning (Economic and Social Research Council, 08 Oct 2009). Completed
  • Semantic Technologies for the Enhancement of Case-Based Learning (Economic and Social Research Council, 08 Oct 2008). Completed
  • Personalisation of learning: constructing an interdisciplinary research space (Economic and Social Research Council, 01 Dec 2006). Awarded
  • E-history for Lifelong Learning BT Lifelong Learning Research Awards (British Telecommunications, 02 Feb 2004). Completed
  • Evaluation of UK Online in Camden Local Authority Funding (Camden Local Authority, 05 Jan 2004). Completed