Dr Paul Rudman
Research Associate in E-learning
Dr Paul Rudman is a Research Associate at the Institute of Learning Innovation. He contributes to a number of research projects, including:
EMMA, an EU-Funded project to develop and publicise a multilingual MOOC platform and Personal Learning Environment.
METIS, an EU-Funded project contributing to teachers' professional development by advancing the understanding and practice of learning design.
VM-Pass, an EU-Funded project to develop and trial a "learning passport" to allow informal learning to be documented in a way whereby it may be recognised.
POERUP, a research project to understand how governments can stimulate the uptake of OER by policy means
SCENE, an EU-funded project to promote the use of Problem-based Learning as a practical tool for teachers, trainers and school principals across the EU.
Previously at the Institute, Paul was the researcher for 3-year SWIFT project, which investigated using the virtual world of Second Life to support laboratory-based learning of genetics at undergraduate level.
Before joining the University of Leicester, Paul worked on the Equator project at the University of Glasgow investigating interactions between a physical city and its digital representation, as consultant on the evaluation of MyArtSpace, a mobile learning service to support school museum visits, and at Oxford Brookes University on the evaluation of the EU-funded AtGentive project, which investigated the role of artificial characters in guiding children's attention in an online learning environment.
Paul's doctoral research at the University of Birmingham created an innovative form of dynamic support for learning during spoken conversations. His research interests centre on the use of new technology to support the learner and the learning process, especially the automatic provision of relevant information at important moments in the learning process.