Mr Lee Dunn

  • Lecturer in Education Studies and Technology (Interdisciplinary Learning Education Technology and Society)

telephone: 0141 330 3095
email: Lee.Dunn@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

Current Academic Positions

  • Degree Programme Leader for Technology Education (www.teach.technology)
  • Academic Lead for Digital Learning and Teaching (School of Education TELT Contact)

My Background 

I'm a Senior Fellow and Lecturer in Education Studies and Technology, with a focus on future life and initial teacher education (technology education, immersive technologies and digital learning). I'm a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

I've been teaching for 17 years within mixed educational and policy settings as a Secondary School Principal Teacher and two years seconded to The Scottish Government as National Data Lead for post-16 learning. I'm now based in the School of Education which forms part of the College of Social Sciences.

I'm a futurist, exploring humanity through multi-disciplinary contexts; writing fantasy and dystopian science fiction.

Current Professional Memberships

  • Chair of the BTechEd (Hons) Programme Committee
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Senior Fellow of University of Glasgow Recognising Excellence in Learning and Teaching Award
  • Associate Member of Association of Learning Technology
  • Member of UNESCO International Bureau of Education CoP
  • Member of UNESCO-UNEVOC Experts Forum
  • Registered Teacher with the General Teaching Council Scotland
  • Higher Education Representative – Scottish Technology Teachers Association and eJournal
  • Member of the National Technologies Network - Education Scotland

Selected Awards & Recognition

  • Invited Judge for the Scottish Education Awards - Learning Through Technology (2015, 2016 and 2017)
  • Listed in the JISC Top 50 HE Professionals using Social Media (December, 2015)
  • Awarded University of Glasgow RET Fellowship (December, 2015)
  • Nominated Finalist at the Herald Higher Education Awards for Enhancing the Student Experience (June, 2015)
  • Commendation from the Higher Education Academy for Staff and Student Partnership (December, 2013)
  • Best Paper Award, Social Media 2013, Hong Kong (August, 2013)

I'm a Programme Validator for Digital Schools Awards Scotland and a national adviser on STEM / digital learning to Education Scotland and The Scottish Government, working in partnership with HP, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Microsoft and Intel. This media clip features Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP [Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science] as she describes the Award: ‘Digital skills are an integral part of our everyday lives, and as such it is absolutely essential that we give young people the opportunities to understand and use them properly. The Digital Schools Awards Programme is a fantastic example of industry supporting education in Scotland and helping ensure our young people develop the skills and opportunities to flourish."

 

Research interests

Education, Technology and Future Life

My research and scholarship interests are focused on education, technology and future life. Working with colleagues in the School of Humanities, School of Engineering and School of Computer Science, I am exploring a range of themes based on:

  • Global catastrophic risk, existential events and the role that education has within utopian, dystopian and mytopian society
  • The impact of emerging technologies on society, from a moral, ethical and technological perspective
  • Macrostrategy, resilience and the future of humanity through policy, leadership and management
  • Social media and interactive platforms for online and located collaboration
  • Society, technology and learning, including but not limited to virtual worlds, augmented/mixed reality, holographic and immersive technologies
  • Pedagogies of Technology Enhanced Learning and Teaching (TELT)
  • eSports and Competitive Gaming
  • Teacher Education - Craft, Design, Engineering and Graphics

I am a member of the Interdisciplinary Learning, Education, Technology and Society Research and Teaching Group.

For future research collaboration, please contact me through The University of Glasgow Tel: 0141 330 3095 or via email lee.dunn@glasgow.ac.uk

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Grants

Grants 

  • University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Development Fund £3,200 - Smartphone Technologies (August, 2016).
  • Education Scotland Grant Funding (joint bid with The University of Edinburgh) Design and Technology Education Support Project £10,000 (August, 2015).
  • University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Development Fund £10,000 - Developing university-wide virtual learning environment media content (June, 2014).
  • University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Development Fund £2,400 - Mathematics Revision Resources for Students in the School of Education (June, 2014).
  • University of Glasgow internal award for the Robert Clark Laboratory Upgrade £30,000 (August, 2014).
  • Higher Education Academy Travel Award £250 - Teacher Educators and Widening Participation, Retention and Employability at Edge Hill University, England (April, 2013).
  • Sponsorship of software as a recognised training centre - PTC Creo Parametric and Autodesk Inventor Professional Est. £6,000 (September 2012).

Supervision

Academic Supervision (PhD, Masters And Honours)

Current Supervision

I supervise several Honours students, studying Design and Technology Education and two PhD students:

  • Omar Alshehri (2016) The Role of Technology in Education (Joint with Professor Vic Lally, The School of Education)
  • Afaf Al-Matairi (2016) The Impact of Blogs on Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Joint with Dr Frank Hopfgartner, Advanced Technology and Information Institute and Dr Yunhyong Kim, Digital Humantities and Information Management, The School of Humanities)

Previous Examples of Supervision

  • Cullen, M. (2016) How do Scotland’s Technologies teachers interact with research to inform their practice? 
  • Crosbie, N. (2016) Is cooperative learning an effective technique within the Design and Technology Department? 
  • Carballo, S. (2016) From a Technical Teachers perspective, does inclusion work to it’s full potential? 
  • Madigan, H. (2016) The impact of collaborative partnership for guiding young people towards a positive destination after school.
  • Craigmyle, J. (2015) Teaching Technology Today: Teachers’ Perspectives and Practices.
  • Donnelly, B. (2015) Can Music Impact the Intellectual & Personal Development of Pupils, when used in a Classroom Environment?
  • Dunlop, S. (2015) Integration of Digital Art by Tablet PC in Technological Education.
  • Duthie, I. (2015) The state of creativity within Scottish Education: An argument for transformative pedagogy and innovative practice in Technology Education.
  • Reid, K. (2015) What Would the Use of Social Networking Sites Bring to Technology Subjects in Secondary Schools?.
  • Anderson, K. (2014) Learning and teaching styles for the new curriculum.
  • Brown, G. (2014) Design and Technology through the broad general education: A comparison of attitudes and perceptions looking at the transition from primary to secondary school 
  • Buchanan, P. (2014) 'Ghost Children'; Recognising and including those pupils who prefer to sit in the shadows.
  • Christie, H. (2014) A Change in Pedagodgy from Learning With Technology to Learning Through Technology.
  • Cooper, S. (2014) As STEM education becomes a priority internationally are schools making good use of industry links to promote this subject.   
  • McCrorie, A. (2013) Progression and career aspirations through Technological Education: How can we improve pupil attitudes and perceptions?
  • McKernan, C. (2013) Gender equity in Technological Education: measuring the impact on pupil behaviour, attitude and disposition.
  • McLean, G. (2013) Pupil motivation within Technological Education: Measuring disaffection between genders.
  • McMurdo, C. (2013) Cooperative Learning through Design and Technology: The benefits for young people with Additional Support Needs.
  • McShane, A. (2013) How effective is homework in reinforcing learning?

Teaching

Teaching, Lecturing And Speaking

I teach across multiple degree programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. These courses include:

  • Applied Mathematics and Technology
  • Digital Electronics and Programming
  • Museum Education and Augmented Reality
  • Graphic Illustration and Presentation
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Computer Aided Graphic Presentation
  • Design and Integrating Technology
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Teacher Education Teaching Technology
  • Technology and Society
  • Advanced 3D Design
  • What's the point of education? Constructing an educational mindset

I also lecture on themes such as:

  • Interdisciplinary learning through design and technology
  • Technology as a medium for cooperative learning
  • Emerging Technologies and Digital Learning
  • Education Technology and Social Media as a professional medium
  • Gaming and Games Based Learning

For future speaking or lecturing requests, please contact me through The University of Glasgow Tel: 0141 330 3095 or via email lee.dunn@glasgow.ac.uk

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BETT Presentation with HP and Intel

Image: Speaking at BETT 2017, London. Digital Schools Awards with HP and Intel.

Additional information

Let's Connect, Chat And Collaborate

 

What Makes My Work A Success?

  • I'm a passionate talent development professional;
  • I'm an experienced teacher - trainer with extensive experience working with adult learners, a strong knowledge of instructional design and facilitation, and a proven track record in the world of learning and development, with experience in developing, designing, and implementing engaging curricula for a variety of audiences in a range of formats;
  • I'm a multiplatform trainer:  that is, I understand the benefits and challenges of most learning modalities and I am able to determine the best learning medium for the greatest impact; I have diverse experience with various formats (instructor-led, web-based, blended);
  • I'm a collaborative communicator: a relationship builder because I understand the intrinsic value of connectedness; my colleagues know me as someone who is a molder of consensus and collaboration;
  • I'm learner-centric: I understand that learners are agents of impact and I have demonstrated the ability to adapt to learning styles and preferences while educating learners across a broad spectrum of learning styles;
  • I'm intellectually adaptable: a self-aware learner with an optimised way of processing new information; not only can I draw correlations between complex abstract concepts, but I can also articulate complexity in the learner’s language;
  • I'm a threat to convention: I don’t accept the status quo as the immediate learning solution; instead, I take a consultative approach by performing solid root cause analyses and looking at  problems or solutions from multiple perspectives;
  • I'm a risk-taker with the courage and bravery to take risks on something completely new and crazy, but so crazy it might work!

Publications

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2017

Dunn, L. (2017) Enabling peer-to-peer collaboration within online learning environments and virtual laboratories. Scottish Technology Teachers Association, (Unpublished)

Dunn, L. (2017) Embrace the technology: digital learning and teaching is the responsibility for all. Teaching Scotland, 67, pp. 18-19.

2016

Dunn, L. (2016) Social media as a professional medium: an equilibrium of enthusiasm and protection for student teachers. Social Media for Learning in Higher Education 2015 Conference Proceedings, (doi:10.7190/SocMedHE/2015/2)

McLaren, S. V. and Dunn, L. (2016) Impact of change on Attitudes, Skills and Professional Learning Requirements: Survey of secondary teachers of Craft, Design, Engineering and Graphics. Other. University of Glasgow.

Dunn, L. (2016) The Future Affordances of Digital Learning and Teaching within The School of Education. Discussion Paper. The university of Glasgow. (Unpublished)

Dunn, L. (2016) Teaching and digital technologies: big issues and critical questions, edited by M. Henderson, and G. Romeo. Curriculum Journal, 27(4), pp. 560-561. (doi:10.1080/09585176.2016.1180026) [Book Review]

2015

Dunn, L., Dickson, B., Trinder, J., Kerr, J. and Andrews, M. (2015) Analysis of Digital Media: Supporting University-Wide Online Learning via Moodle. Project Report. University of Glasgow, Glasgow. (Unpublished)

2013

Dunn, L. (2013) Teaching in higher education: can social media enhance the learning experience? In: 6th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 19th Apr 2013,

Dunn, L. (2013) Using social media to enhance learning and teaching. In: Social Media 2013: 18th International Conference on Education and Technology, Hong Kong, China, 1-3 Aug 2013,

Dunn, L. and Andrew, M. (2013) Powerful partnerships: enhancing the student experience through career long professional learning [Poster]. In: HEA Annual Conference, Warwick, UK, 3-4 July 2013,

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Number of items: 10.

Articles

Dunn, L. (2017) Enabling peer-to-peer collaboration within online learning environments and virtual laboratories. Scottish Technology Teachers Association, (Unpublished)

Dunn, L. (2017) Embrace the technology: digital learning and teaching is the responsibility for all. Teaching Scotland, 67, pp. 18-19.

Dunn, L. (2016) Social media as a professional medium: an equilibrium of enthusiasm and protection for student teachers. Social Media for Learning in Higher Education 2015 Conference Proceedings, (doi:10.7190/SocMedHE/2015/2)

Book Reviews

Dunn, L. (2016) Teaching and digital technologies: big issues and critical questions, edited by M. Henderson, and G. Romeo. Curriculum Journal, 27(4), pp. 560-561. (doi:10.1080/09585176.2016.1180026) [Book Review]

Research Reports or Papers

McLaren, S. V. and Dunn, L. (2016) Impact of change on Attitudes, Skills and Professional Learning Requirements: Survey of secondary teachers of Craft, Design, Engineering and Graphics. Other. University of Glasgow.

Dunn, L. (2016) The Future Affordances of Digital Learning and Teaching within The School of Education. Discussion Paper. The university of Glasgow. (Unpublished)

Dunn, L., Dickson, B., Trinder, J., Kerr, J. and Andrews, M. (2015) Analysis of Digital Media: Supporting University-Wide Online Learning via Moodle. Project Report. University of Glasgow, Glasgow. (Unpublished)

Conference Proceedings

Dunn, L. (2013) Teaching in higher education: can social media enhance the learning experience? In: 6th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 19th Apr 2013,

Dunn, L. (2013) Using social media to enhance learning and teaching. In: Social Media 2013: 18th International Conference on Education and Technology, Hong Kong, China, 1-3 Aug 2013,

Dunn, L. and Andrew, M. (2013) Powerful partnerships: enhancing the student experience through career long professional learning [Poster]. In: HEA Annual Conference, Warwick, UK, 3-4 July 2013,

This list was generated on Mon May 22 12:52:33 2017 BST.