Dr Helen Donelan

Senior Lecturer

Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing and Communications (C&C). Currently C&C Deputy Director of Teaching and Qualification lead for BSc Computing and IT (Communications and Networking), and BSc Computing with Electronic Engineering.

Recent publications and research projects in the areas of Technology and Education, and Women in STEM. Member and past leader of the Technology and Education Research Group. Past C&C Scholarship Lead. Currently supervising PhD students exploring Online Collaborative Learning and Open and Networked Participatory Scholarship. Associate Editor for the International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology.

A Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) and a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET).


Publications

Hilliard, Jake , Kear, Karen, Donelan, Helen and Heaney, Caroline (2020). The impact of emotions on student participation in an assessed, online, collaborative activity. In: European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN) Proceedings, European Distance and E-Learning Network, pp. 143–152.

Hilliard, Jake , Kear, Karen, Donelan, Helen and Heaney, Caroline (2020). Tutors’ understanding of students’ emotional experiences in assessed, online, collaborative activities. In: CALRG Annual Conference 2020, 15-17 Jun 2020, Milton Keynes, UK.

Donelan, Helen, Herman, Clem, Hughes, Janet, Jefferis, Helen and Thomas, Elaine(2019). Career change or career progression? Motivations of women studying computing as adult learners. International Journal of Gender Science and Technology, 11(3) pp. 466–489.

Wong, Patrick, Donelan, Helen and Hirst, Tony(2020). Understanding and mitigating students’ difficulties in undertaking complex practical activities on their computers. In: 9th eSTEeM Annual Conference, 29-30 Apr 2020, Milton Keynes, England.

Hilliard, Jake , Wong, Patrick, Kear, Karen, Donelan, Helen and Heaney, Caroline (2020). Using real time student feedback as an emotion awareness and regulation tool in an assessed, online, collaborative project. In: The 9th eSTEeM Annual Conference, 29-30 Apr 2020, Milton Keynes, England.

Hilliard, Jake , Kear, Karen, Donelan, Helen and Heaney, Caroline (2019). Emotion regulation strategies and goals of distance learning students in an assessed online collaborative project. In: 28th ICDE World Conference on Online Learning, 3-7 Nov 2019, Dublin, Ireland.

Hilliard, Jake , Rosewell, Jon, Kear, Karen, Donelan, Helen and Heaney, Caroline (2019). Students' feelings in social and collaborative learning: some case studies. In: The Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference: Blended and online education within European university networks, 16-18 Oct 2019, UNED, Madrid.

Thomas, Elaine, Barroca, Leonor, Donelan, Helen, Kear, Karen, Jefferis, Helen and Rosewell, Jonathan(2018). Using OpenStudio in STEM learning - final report to eSTEeM, the OU centre for STEM pedagogy. eSTEeM - The OU centre for STEM pedagogy.

Hilliard, Jake , Kear, Karen, Donelan, Helen and Heaney, Caroline (2020). Students’ experiences of anxiety in an assessed, online, collaborative project. Computers and Education, 143, article no. 103675.

Kear, Karen, Smith, Andrew, Donelan, Helen, Mikroyannidis, Alexander, Jones, Allan, Rosewell, Jonathan, Wermelinger, Michel, Connolly, Teresa , Sanders, Chris, Peasgood, Alice , Williams, Judith , Moss, Nicky and Third, Allan(2019). An Open Networking Lab for practical open education. In: OER19: Recentering Open, 10-11 Apr 2019, National University of Ireland, Galway.