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MirandaNet Fellowship Profiles (MirandaNet Archive - as of March 2015)
Dr Nigel Beacham B.Sc, M.Sc, PhD, CEng, MBCS, CITP,CSci., FHEA,
Dr Beacham is a Teaching Fellow within the Department of Computing Sciences. Previous to this he was a Research Fellow for the Inclusive Practice Project within the School of Education at the University of Aberdeen for 3 years. He has over 15 years experience carrying out research into the design, implementation and evaluation of e-learning systems and user interfaces of educational technologies. He has particular expertise in Human-Computer Interaction, Assistive Technologies, and Specific Learning Difficulties such as dyslexia and dyscalculia.
Dr Beacham's ICT interests and experiences include:
- HCI aspects of educational technology
- E-pedagogies: e-inclusion and inclusive education and practice
- Assistive Technologies and Universial Design
- Specific Learning Difficulties
- Screening tools/test for Specific Learning Difficulties
- E-learning, multimedia learning, mobile learning, personalised learning
- Virtual learning environments, computer-assisted assessment
- Multimodal user interfaces and
Dr Beacham is currently investigating student teachers beliefs and attitudes towards inclusive education and practice when using ICT as part of inclusive practice.
Beacham, N. and Szumko, J., (2005). DyslexSim: Materials Pack, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, UK.
Trott, C. and Beacham, N. (2011). DysCalculiUM: A first-line screening tool for dyscalculia, Mathematics Education Centre, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, UK (https://dyscalculia.advancelearningzone.com/).
Beacham, N., (2002). Dyslexic friendly computer-assisted learning materials, Access all areas: disability, technology and learning, Section 4, Chapter 16, pp 73 - 77, Edited by Lawrie Phipps, Allan Sutherland and Jane Seale.
Refereed Journal Papers
Beacham, N. and McIntosh, K., (2012) Student teacher attitudes and beliefs towards using ICT as part of inclusive practice: A 2008-2009 survey, Teacher Education Advancement Network Journal, 4(2).
Alty, J.L. Al-Sharrah, A. and Beacham, N.A., (2006). When humans form media and media form humans: An experimental study examining the effects of different digial media have on the learning outcomes of students who have different learning styles, Journal of Interacting with Computers, 18(5), 891-909.
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