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.


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