Venetia Brown

PhD Research Student

My PhD research focuses on the role that interactive web broadcasts play in enhancing distance learning students' sense of community, engagement and learning within STEM modules. Web broadcasts allow students to observe and engage in laboratory and field-based investigations. My research uses a mixed-method approach to observe interactivity, measure students' perceptions and attitudes towards sense of community and explore stakeholders opinions and perspectives of the medium.

Keywords

distance learning, synchronous technologies, student interaction, learning community, learner experiences


Publications

Brown, Venetia, Collins, Trevor and Braithwaite, Nicholas (2020). The Role of Web Broadcasts to Develop Online Learning Communities in STEM Modules. In: Horizons in STEM Higher Education Conference: Making Connections, Innovating and Sharing Pedagogy, 1-2 Jul 2020, University of Nottingham – virtual.

Brown, Venetia, Collins, Trevor and Braithwaite, Nicholas (2021). The Role of Web Broadcasts to Develop Online Learning Communities in STEM: a multiple case study. In: Advance HE STEM Conference 2021: Rethinking STEM Higher Education, 28 Jan 2021, Virtual.

Brown, Venetia, Collins, Trevor and Braithwaite, Nick (2018). Examining interaction within STEM Web Broadcasts. In: 7th eSTEeM Annual Conference: STEM Futures - Delivering Excellence Through Scholarship, 25-26 Apr 2018, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.

Brown, Venetia, Cayless, Alan and Jarvis, Jo (2020). Exploring the use of labcasts to support associate lecturers. In: 9th eSTEeM Annual Conference: Informing Student Success - From Scholarship to Practice, 29-30 Apr 2020, Virtual.