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Qualifications

• BSc (Hons) Computer Studies (University of South Wales).
PGCE Post Compulsory Education and Training (Cardiff University).
• Doctor of Philosophy – ongoing (Cardiff Metropolitan University).

About

Sophie has worked has a Learning Technologist in CELT since February 2018. Sophie’s current role involves working with staff to develop their practice using technology for teaching and learning. Sophie is the technology enhanced learning (TEL) partner for the Faculty of Life Sciences and Education works very closely with the faculty to develop staff digital capabilities and their teaching practices surrounding TEL.

Experience

In addition to her work at USW, Sophie is an Associate Tutor at Cardiff School of Technologies, Cardiff Metropolitan University; where she is also studying her PhD. Sophie’s research focuses on investigating secondary school teacher perceptions, attitudes and experiences relating to the use of technology in their teaching practice in light of the new Welsh Curriculum.

Before starting her early career in Higher Education, Sophie taught in a number of Further Education Colleges in Wales delivering on the BTEC and HND in Computing. Sophie taught mainly on applied computing modules including IT Service Management and Systems Analysis and Design.

Publications

•Meace, S. (2019) Working in Partnership with Community Nurses to develop an ePortfolio: a reflection on using OneNote as an ePortfolio tool. (Poster presentation at University of South Wales Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, 2019).

•Meace, S, Naamani, C & Carroll, F (2018) Empowering students through an authentic learning environment: How lecturers are creating opportunities for independent learning through the use of technology. Paper presented at ALT-C, Manchester, 2018.

•Meace, S., Naamani. C. and Carroll, F. (2018) Building the ‘Connection’ Between the Student, their Peers and the Lecturer: How Social Media can Enhance Student Engagement and Afford Informal Learning Opportunities in EDULEARN18 Proceedings. Parma, Spain July 2nd-4th 2018.

•Naamani, C & Meace, S (2017), Bringing out the Best: how working with recent graduates informs and enhances policy and practice in technology enhanced learning. (Poster presentation at Change Agents’ Network conference, Exeter, 2017)

Memberships

Fellow of the HEA (Higher Education Academy);
Associate member of the Association for Learning Technology.

Research

• Digital Competence;
• Digital Literacy;
• Curriculum changes in Welsh Education;
• Perceptions and attitudes of Technology use;
• Techno-pedagogy.

Areas of Expertise

• Applied Computing;
• Blended Learning;
• Digital Literacy & Digital Competence;
• Technologies for assessment and feedback;
• Technologies for teaching and learning.

Twitter

@S__Mea

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