Anna Vasilchenko | Doctoral Trainee

Anna Vasilchenko

I am a postgraduate researcher working with Marie Devlin, Madeline Balaam, Anne Preston, and Patrick Olivier.

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 centered around management and administration. Which led to a Master 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.


Recent publication:

Anna Vasilchenko, David Green, Haneen Qarabash, Anne Preston, Tom Bartindale, & Madeline Balaam. (2017). Media literacy as a by-product of collaborative video production by CS students. In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (pp. 58-63). ACM.


Upcoming workshop:

Adriana Wilde, Anna Vasilchenko and Alan Dix. Workshop on HCI and the Educational Technology Revolution #HCIEd2018 – A full-day workshop on video-making for teaching and learning Human-Computer Interaction to be held at International Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI 2018) in Castiglione della Pescaia, Grossetto, Italy on 29 May 2018.
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