I am a postgraduate researcher in the field of Technology Enhanced Learning.
My background is multidisciplinary but with a persistent focus on higher education. Following the completion of my BA in Mass Communication and Journalism at American University of Central Asia, I worked as a Public Relation practitioner for universities in Kyrgyzstan and Russia. Later my interests became centred around management and administration. Which led to a Master of Education degree from Newcastle University with a specialisation in Leadership and Management in higher education.
Now I am working towards a PhD on innovative methods of teaching and learning for STEM subjects in higher education. Particularly, I am focusing on student-generated content and blended learning (such as Flipped Classroom and Self Organised Learning Environment) which are built around ideas of ‘learning through making’ and ‘peer learning’. My research objective is to design a new pedagogical model which will ease the transition from traditional to flipped classroom teaching for instructors, and at the same time enhance student learning experience through the production of digital learning materials.