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Name Nick Pearce
Affiliation Durham University
Research area code (Y0) Combined
Fellowship Inauguration Year 2013
Short Biography

My research over the last few years has focussed on the role of technology in academia. From my first project which surveyed staff at Lancaster University (see publications below) I have been interested in the uptake of new technologies such as e-science and social media and how these tools affect teaching, research and public engagement.

I was recently a SCORE (Support Centre for Open Resources in Education) fellow for 7 months, with a project which examined student practices around scavenging online content. This was informed by my time as an RA at the Open University where I was working on a digital scholarship project with Professor Martin Weller, which was looking at Open Education and Open Scholarship more broadly, see publications.

Currently funded projects include a study of the Chinese social network Weibo and its role in student recruitment, the use of Pinterest in teaching and ethical issues in e-learning research.

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Social network fatigue Thursday, 05 October 2017
Tweet or perish! The new rallying call for researchers? Thursday, 05 October 2017