Helen Keegan

hkeeganHelen is a UK National Teaching Fellow and Senior Lecturer and researcher at the University of Salford, MediaCity UK. Her expertise lies in educational and curriculum innovation through social and participatory media, with a focus on creativity and interdisciplinarity. Helen is known for her work on digital identities and cultures, specifically with regards to learning and teaching through participatory media and working across disciplines. As a committed advocate for the development of digital literacies and professionalized online presence in the STEM disciplines, Helen has a particular interest in disciplinary cultures and pedagogical/epistemological beliefs.

Helen works across sciences and media arts, developing partnerships and creative approaches to learning and collaboration both in the UK and overseas. Alongside consulting and advising institutions on the use of social technologies in Higher Education, she has worked with organizations including the BBC, UNESCO and the British Council. As a regular international speaker on learning innovation and digital cultures, Helen has delivered keynotes and seminars across Europe, the US and Canada, Australia and New Zealand. She has published in journals and edited collections including the European Journal of Open and Distance Learning, Selected Papers of Internet Research, A Manifesto for Media Education and the Handbook of Research on Social Software and Developing Community Ontologies.

For the past 10 years Helen has been engaged in open curriculum-level collaborations with Universities across Europe, New Zealand and South America. In recent years she has focused on open global collaborations based specifically on mobile filmmaking and transmedia literacies, taking a hybrid approach to open course development where learners work openly and collaborate globally, across levels and disciplines, while receiving accreditation from their home institutions. For more info see http://www.acoustics.salford.ac.uk/profiles/keegan

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