Dr. Helen Caldwell, Associate Professor - Education, FHEA, Apple Distinguished Educator, University of Northampton, UK
In: Dr. Helen Caldwell is an Associate Professor at the University of Northampton (UON), where she specializes in educational technology, teacher education, and online learning. Her role at UON involves leading postgraduate teacher education courses, including the Online MA Education, the PGCE Top Up, and the PG Cert in Digital Leadership. Helen has considerable experience in international project work and has been the research lead on nine funded projects, the most recent of which are two 3-year Erasmus + projects on the theme of Digital Learning across Boundaries. Helen's research interests include technology-enabled social online learning in teacher education, developing changemakers and social innovation education, and the use of immersive technologies for teaching and learning.
Helen has over 15 years of teaching experience and held an ICT Coordinator role for nine years, working across a group of local schools to develop their capability with ICT. She was an assistive technology advisor for Milton Keynes Council and a regional and web portal manager for the Open University Vital CPD program. Prior to this, she spent two years at Brigham Young University, Utah, undertaking an MA in Education and working as a research assistant.
Helen was an invited member of the Primary National Curriculum for Computing in ITT Expert Group supporting tutors and trainees in ITT in preparing for the new curriculum. She is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and an Apple Distinguished Educator.
In 2021 Helen led an application for a Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE)
from Advance HE for the work of a team of colleagues who have worked together for several years on the theme of Technology for Active Distance Learning (Tech4ADL). This award recognizes collaborative work that has had a demonstrable impact on teaching and learning, and the team has been chosen to be nominated by the University. Helen has also recently been involved in founding and leading a Special Interest Group (GIS) on Digital Technologies in Education for the Center for Education and Research at UON.
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Digital skills workshop for education and culture