Dr Alejandro Armellini

After 6 years at Leicester, I have now left the University to take up the post of Professor of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education and Director of the Institute of Learning and Teaching and at the University of Northampton.

Alejandro Armellini

New contact details:

Email address: ale.armellini@northampton.ac.uk 

Telephone number: 01604 89 2897

 

Postal address:

University of Northampton

Park Campus Library, N2.04A

Boughton Green Road

Northampton, NN2 7AL

 

http://www.northampton.ac.uk/people/ale.armellini

 

Dr Alejandro (Ale) Armellini's research focuses on reflective and innovative applications of new technologies in pedagogical design, teaching, learning, assessment and research.

Ale has extensive international teaching and programme development experience across many educational sectors. Over the years, he has provided extensive and specialist support to academic course teams through the structured Carpe Diem process (www.le.ac.uk/carpediem) and other evidence-based learning design interventions. He has taught on and researched virtual learning environments and a variety of synchronous and asynchronous technologies as part of on and off-site programmes. His PhD tutees research specific areas in the field of educational technology and innovation. Research teams under his leadership at Leicester have studied learning technologies and their application in diverse academic settings and programmes.

Ale's current research interests include learning innovation, online pedagogy, course design in online environments, institutional capacity building, computer-mediated communication in Higher Education and open educational resources. He coordinates the Alliance’s doctoral programme. He is active in consultancy work globally.


Qualifications

  • Professional Certificate in Management, Open University, UK (2009)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK (2004)
  • PhD in Language Studies, University of Kent, UK (2000)
  • E-moderator, All Things in Moderation, UK (2000)
  • MEd, Educational Technology and TESOL, University of Manchester, UK (1996)
  • Computer Programmer, Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay (1990)
  • Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Montevideo, Uruguay (1989)

Publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles

  1. Armellini, A. & Hawkridge, D. (2012) Utopian Universities: a technicist's dream. Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 24(2), 132-142.
  2. Nikoi, S. & Armellini, A. (2012) The OER Mix in Higher Education: purpose, process, product and policy. Distance Education, 33(2), 165-184.
  3. Rogerson-Revell, P., Nie, M. & Armellini, A. (2012) An evaluation of the use of voice boards, e-book readers and virtual worlds in a postgraduate distance learning Applied Linguistics and TESOL programme. Open Learning, 27(2), 103-119. 
  4. Nikoi, S., Rowlett, T., Armellini, A. & Witthaus, G. (2011). CORRE: A framework for evaluating and transforming teaching materials into Open Educational Resources. Open Learning, 26(3), 191-207.
  5. Nie, M., Armellini, A., Witthaus, G. & Barklamb, K. (2011). How do e-book readers enhance learning opportunities for distance work-based learners?  ALT-J, Research in Learning Technology, 19(1), 19-38.
  6. Hawkridge, D., Armellini, A., Nikoi, S., Rowlett, T. & Witthaus, G. (2010). Curriculum, intellectual property rights and open educational resources in British universities-and beyond. Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 22(3), 162-176.
  7. Nie, M., Armellini, A., Randall, R., Harrington, S. & Barklamb, K. (2010). The role of podcasting in effective curriculum renewal. ALT-J, Research in Learning Technology 18(2), 105-118.
  8. Armellini, A., & Aiyegbayo, O. (2010). Learning design and assessment with e-tivities. British Journal of Educational Technology 41(6), 922-935.
  9. Armellini, A., & Jones, S. (2008). Carpe Diem: Seizing each day to foster change in e-learning design. Reflecting Education, 4(1), 17-29. Available from http://tinyurl.com/58q2lj
  10. Salmon, G., Jones, S., & Armellini, A. (2008). Building institutional capability in e-learning design. ALT-J, Research in Learning Technology, 16(2), 95-109.
  11. Helbling, I., Armellini, A. and Irvine, C. (2006). Exploiting opportunities for becoming a good dermatology teacher. British Journal of Dermatology 155 (suppl 1): 49.
  12. Grunberg, J., & Armellini, A. (2005). Talking about teaching: A study of the professional uses of email by secondary school teachers in Uruguay. Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 14(2), 171-188.
  13. Grunberg, J., & Armellini, A. (2004). Teacher collegiality and electronic communication: A study of the collaborative uses of email by secondary school teachers in Uruguay. British Journal of Educational Technology, 35(5), 597-606.
  14. Armellini, A. (2002). A case study of internet-based teacher education and development: the Diploma in Education. Cuadernos de Investigación Educativa, 1(10), 27-37. http://bit.ly/dGUJlx
  15. Armellini, A. & Grunberg, J. (2002). From face-to-face to distance: models for the incorporation of e-learning in Higher Education. Cuadernos de Investigación Educativa, 1(10), 5-10. http://bit.ly/dGUJlx
  16. Armellini, A., Gregori, M., Núñez, L. & Sosa, A. (2000). Interactions and pedagogy in videoconferencing teaching contexts. Cuadernos de Investigación Educativa, 1(6), 43-51. http://bit.ly/dGUJlx

Book chapters

  1. Hawkridge, D.,  Armellini, A., Nie, M., Witthaus, G. & Padilla Rodriguez, B. C. (2012). Digital audio for asynchronous interactive learning in curriculum design at an English university. In Jia, J. (Ed.) Educational stages and interactive learning: from kindergarten to workplace training (pp. 468-484). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  2. Armellini, A., Salmon, G., & Hawkridge, D. (2009). The Carpe Diem journey: Designing for learning transformation. In T. Mayes, D. Morrison, H. Mellar, P. Bullen and M. Oliver (Eds.), Transforming higher education through technology-enhanced learning (pp. 135-148). York: The Higher Education Academy. http://bit.ly/5pS5EZ
  3. Fernández, J. C. & Armellini, A. (2004). Educación Superior virtual en el Uruguay. In Silvio, J., Rama, C. y Lago, M. T. (Eds.), La Educación Superior Virtual en América Latina y el Caribe (pp. 377-401). UNESCO-IESALC, http://bit.ly/frVOWe
  4. Armellini, A. & Méndez, E. (2003). E-moderación. In Méndez-Vilas, A., Mesa González, J. A. & Mesa González, J. (Eds.) Advances in technology-based education: towards a knowledge-based society, Volume II (pp. 813-818). Badajoz, Spain: Junta de Extremadura. ISBN 84-96212-11-4.

Published book reviews

  1. 2011: Encyclopaedia of information technology curriculum integration, by Tomei, L. A. (ed)(2008). British Journal of Educational Technology 42(2), E48-E49.
  2. 2009: Learning Design and Learning Objects, by Lockyer, L. (ed)(2009). British Journal of Educational Technology, 40(4), 777-778.
  3. 2009: Expectations and demands in online teaching, by Gudea, S. (2008). British Journal of Educational Technology, 40(1), 186.

Referee for international journals

  1. British Journal of Educational Technology (www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0007-1013)
  2. Revista d'innovació educativa, University of Valencia, Spain (http://www.uv.es/attic).

  3. Cuadernos de Investigación Educativa, Montevideo, Uruguay (www.ort.edu.uy/index.php?id=AAAIAD).

Invited keynote addresses

  1. Innovation for effective learning in higher education. Educational Innovation Forum, University of Valencia, Spain, 11 July 2011.
  2. State of the art, innovation and challenges in online learning. Department of Work and Pensions of Uruguay, 16 December 2010. www.bps.gub.uy.
  3. Innovation for effective learning in higher education. Plan Ceibal (One Laptop per Child), Montevideo, Uruguay, 30 November 2010. www.ciudadaniadigital.com.uy
  4. Achieving innovation for learning at Leicester. Martineau, Birmingham, 24 November 2010. www.martineau-uk.com/Seminars.aspx
  5. Achieving innovation for learning at Leicester. Jornadas de Innovación Docente, University of Oviedo, Spain, 17 November 2010. www.innova.uniovi.es/innova/
  6. Reflective adoption of new technologies in learning, teaching, assessment and research. Project Management Institute, Global Academic Forum, Milan, Italy, 8 May 2010. http://bit.ly/f7LR9r.

Selection of recent conference papers

2012

  1. Armellini, A. et al (2012). A review of current VLE use by staff and students at the University of Leicester. ALT-C Annual Conference, Manchester, UK (11-13 Sept). Programme available from http://www.alt.ac.uk/alt-conference/alt-c-2012/programme, accessed 6 September 2012.
  2. Nie, M. and Armellini, A. (2012). The OER-enhanced curriculum - design and delivery. ALT-C annual conference, Manchester, UK (11-13 Sept). Programme available from http://www.alt.ac.uk/alt-conference/alt-c-2012/programme, accessed 6 September 2012.
  3. Nie, M., Witthaus, G., Conole, G. and Armellini, A. (2012). The 7Cs: a learning design intervention at Leicester. ALT-C annual conference, Manchester, UK (11-13 Sept). Programme available from http://www.alt.ac.uk/alt-conference/alt-c-2012/programme, accessed 6 September 2012.
  4. Witthaus, G. and Armellini, A. (2012). UK Higher Education Institutions and the OER University: Snog, Marry, Avoid?. Higher Education Academy Annual Conference, 3-4 July, Manchester, UK.
  5. Armellini, A. (2012) Questions for future e-learning research: can we plug the gaps? University of South Africa (UNISA), 11 June. Slides available from http://www.slideshare.net/alejandroarmellini/armellini-future-research-questions-elearning, accessed 3 September 2012.

 

2011

  1. Armellini, A. (2011). Designing for learning with open educational resources. ALT-C annual conference, Leeds, UK. Programme available from http://bit.ly/ivlka4, accessed 25 June 2011.
  2. Armellini, A., Witthaus, G., Prior, J. and O’Neill, S. (2011). Developing workflow models for the creation of sustainable Open Educational Resources. OER11 Annual Conference, Manchester, UK.
  3. Armellini, A (2011). Designing Open Education Resources for Project Management. Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Forum, Dublin, Ireland.

2010

  1. Armellini, A. & Nie, M. (2010) The role of podcasting in effective curriculum renewal. ALT-C 2010: Into something rich and strange - making sense of the sea-change, Nottingham, UK. Association for Learning Technology, available from http://repository.alt.ac.uk/798/2/Abstracts_Handbook_web.pdf  p.16 (accessed 2 February 2011).
  2. Armellini, A., Davies, E., Mobbs, R., Nikoi, S., Rowlett, T. & Witthaus, G. (2010) CORRE: A framework for transforming teaching materials into OERs. ALT-C 2010: Into something rich and strange - making sense of the sea-change, Nottingham, UK. Association for Learning Technology, available from http://repository.alt.ac.uk/798/2/Abstracts_Handbook_web.pdf  pp.16-17 (accessed 2 February 2011).
  3. Nie, M., Witthaus, G., Barklamb, K. & Armellini, A. (2010) Does the e-book reader make distance learners’ lives easier? ALT-C 2010: Into something rich and strange - making sense of the sea-change, Nottingham, UK. Association for Learning Technology, available from http://repository.alt.ac.uk/798/2/Abstracts_Handbook_web.pdf  p.18 (accessed 2 February 2011).
  4. Witthaus, G., Armellini, A. & Barklamb, K. (2010) A Second Life pilot in two online M-level programmes ALT-C 2010: Into something rich and strange - making sense of the sea-change, Nottingham, UK. Association for Learning Technology, available from http://repository.alt.ac.uk/798/2/Abstracts_Handbook_web.pdf   p.123 (accessed 2 February 2011).

2009

  1. Armellini, A. & Dence, R. (2009) Challenges in designing for effective and sustainable e-learning in a dual-mode institution. ALT-C 2009: In dreams begins responsibility - choice, evidence and change, Manchester, UK. Association for Learning Technology, available from http://bit.ly/ghIvhZ (accessed 2 February 2011).
  2. Armellini, A., Dence, R. & George, A. (2009) Institutional partnering for effective e-learning capability development in higher education. ALT-C 2009: In dreams begins responsibility - choice, evidence and change, Manchester, UK. Association for Learning Technology, available from http://bit.ly/e6FcSy (accessed 2 February 2011).
  3. Dence, R. & Armellini, A. (2009) Developing e-learning design capabilities in a dual-mode institution. EDEN Conference, Gdansk, Poland, available from https://lra.le.ac.uk/handle/2381/4542 (accessed 2 February 2011).
  4. Nie, M., Armellini, A., Randall, R. & Rogerson-Revell, P. (2009) Enhancing curriculum delivery for postgraduate distance learning through new technologies. ALT-C 2009: In dreams begins responsibility - choice, evidence and change, Manchester, UK. Association for Learning Technology, available from http://bit.ly/hDL197 (accessed 2 February 2011).

2008

  1. Aiyegbayo, O., Armellini, A. & Dence, R. (2008) Developing and disseminating best practice in e-learning through institutional partnering. ALT-C 2008: Rethinking the digital divide, Leeds, UK. Association for Learning Technology, p.95, available from http://bit.ly/i6kNlI (accessed 2 February 2011).
  2. Aiyegbayo, O. & Armellini, A. (2008)(poster) Summative assessment to formative feedback using e-tivities. ALT-C 2008: Rethinking the digital divide, Leeds, UK. Association for Learning Technology, pp. 128-9, available from http://bit.ly/fH3n6P (accessed 2 February 2011).
  3. Armellini, A. (2008) E-tivities in discipline-based assessment for learning: the ADDER Project. Online Educa Berlin 2008. Berlin, Germany.
  4. Dence, R. & Armellini, A. (2008)(poster) Mission, purpose and intent: necessary foundations for effective course design. ALT-C 2008: Rethinking the digital divide, Leeds, UK. Association for Learning Technology, pp. 136-7, available from http://bit.ly/fjqEsV (accessed 2 February 2011).

2007

  1. Armellini, A. (2007) Carpe Diem: seizing each day for e-learning design. Online Educa Berlin 2007. Berlin, Germany.
  2. Armellini, A. & Jones, S. (2007) Institutional embedding of e-learning: findings from the Adelie Pathfinder project. Proceedings of the Designing for Learning conference, University of Greenwich, pp. 67-75, available from http://web-dev-csc.gre.ac.uk/conference/conf62/docs/DesigningforLearning2007.pdf (accessed 2 February 2011).
  3. Armellini, A., Jones, S., Whitehead, H. & Salmon, G. (2007) Wiki-tivities. ALT-C 2007: Beyond Control, Nottingham, UK. Association for Learning Technology.
  4. Armellini A, Jones S, Salmon G. (2007) Developing assessment for learning through e-tivities. Proceedings of the 11th international computer-assisted assessment conference, Loughborough University, pp. 13-17. Available from http://bit.ly/erVNaQ (accessed 2 February 2011).

Other conference activity

External recognition and esteem factors

  • Since 2010: JISC and Higher Education Academy bid evaluator.
  • 2010: Lead facilitator of four two-day workshops for the UK Department of Work and Pensions, attracting over 50 online training, design and delivery staff.
  • Since 2009: Referee for the awards of national Teaching Fellow and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
  • Since 2008: Primary reference point for overseas groups of academics visiting BDRA, including colleagues from universities in Chile, China, Finland, Ireland, Pakistan, South Africa and Spain.
  • 2008: ALT-C Conference Programme Committee member. Association for Learning Technology.
  • Since 2007: Lead and facilitator of external Carpe Diem workshops at 10 UK and 5 overseas universities.
  • Since 2007: Guest speaker at internal events and guest seminar and workshop facilitator at a number of UK and overseas universities and organisations.

Prizes and awards

Direct contribution to all of the following:

  • Times Higher Education Awards 2010: Media Zoo shortlisted as the Outstanding ICT Initiative of the Year.
  • International E-Learning Association Awards 2010: Winner of the Academic E-learning category for work on The International Relations Model: Dissertation Module (all materials are available as open educational resources).
  • Association for Learning Technology 2010, Learning Technologist of the Year: Terese Bird, BDRA Learning Technologist, was highly commended.
  • Association for Learning Technology 2009: Learning Technologist of the Year. BDRA was Joint Winner of Team Award.
  • European Foundation for Quality in E-learning 2009: UNIQUe Award for the University of Leicester.
  • Times Higher Education Awards 2007: Media Zoo shortlisted as the Outstanding ICT Initiative of the Year.

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