Philip Heslop

philip.heslop@ncl.ac.uk | Research Associate

Philip Heslop

Phil recently completed his PhD on Learning Collaborative Writing Using Digital Tabletops. His interests include Educational Technology (particularly collaborative learning and authoring), Visualisation/Computer Graphics (Big Data -in particular empowering 'ordinary' people to scrutinise data - as well as graphical applications such as games etc.) and IOT (particularly in the classroom). He is also a professor... of capoeira.

Phil is working on the Linguacusine project - a follow-on from the Language Learning Kitchen projects. The aim is for participants to engage in authoring (and trying) technology-enabled cooking tasks in a second language, leading to learning about language, culture, cooking and technology. The project builds on Phil's background in educational technology, and his interest in the use of authoring as a way of promoting collaborative learning and digital inclusion.


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Associated Projects

  • LanCook
    Following the success of the “Language Learning in the Wild” project, which used the Ambient Kitchen as a platform for Task-Based Learning of French, we began working with the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences on a broader Eu...
    August 30, 2011
  • Pen Table
    Co-Located Collaborative Writing Using Digital Tabletops
    This PhD focuses on collaborative writing using technology afforded by digital tabletops, from use as a learning platform for writing skills for “novice” students, to being a collaborative tool for “expert” adult writers. We have researched rel...
    August 30, 2011
  • Tabletop Collaborative Reading
    This study reports on the design, implementation, and evaluation of a digital collaborative Strategic reading (DCSR) application with regard to its effectiveness for ESL (English as a Second Language) reading. DCSR applications allow users to read coll...
    August 30, 2011
 
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