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Dr Dejan Ljubojevic

Lecturer

I have worked at Kingston University since September 2013. I bring more than a decade of research in technology-enhanced learning (TEL) and learning design applied to the practical arena of 'front-line' and online teaching. I hold a PhD (2006) in the field of learning technology and I have worked, as a postdoctoral researcher, on two prominent TEL projects to date.

My teaching experience is quite diverse, and I taught, in a number of roles, in both UK and Swedish institutions (London Metropolitan University; Southbank University; Institute of Education, University College London; and Linnaeus University). I have taught online and face-to-face at both undergraduate level (including learning technology, multimedia games design and video production), and at postgraduate level (including learning design and social media technology, and the supervision of masters theses).

In my current role I am a module leader on the online PgCert module: Active Learning in Teaching Practice. I am also developing a couple of short online continuing professional development (CPD) courses, as well as teaching as a part of the team on the Introduction to Learning and Teaching course. I am involved in supporting the transition and redesign of face-to-face teaching and learning for online delivery; I do this using the software I developed with my research called Pedagogical Patterns Collector (PPC).

I am a fellow of Higher Education Academy and I peer-review papers for a number of education and learning technology journals.  

Research interests

My primary research interest lies in learning design. The theoretical ambition I am pursuing is best described as applied memetics – through my continuing work in learning design, building on the idea of pedagogical patterns as memes, where the evolution of good teaching practice is to be bootstrapped by the tools and models of practice that are conducive to unhindered and seamless sharing and reuse of good teaching ideas. My current research is informed by my previous participation in two influential research projects:

  • The Generative Learning Object project, led by Professor Tom Boyle and funded by HEFCE. During my time at the Learning Technology Research Institute 2004–08, I worked as a researcher and a developer on the project, developing the concept of the Generative Learning Object. I was the principle developer of the Generative Learning Object Maker v1.
  • Learning Design Support Environment Project led by Professor Diana Laurillard. From 2008 to 2012 I worked as a research fellow at London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education, on the four-year ESRC-/EPSRC-funded project. The learning design software tool called Pedagogical Pattern Collector (PPC), which I developed during this time, has become a part of the cannon of learning design tools. The PPC has been trialled nationally and internationally and has been received very well by researchers and the lecturers alike – there is even a Traditional Chinese language version of the PPC at the Hong Kong University.

Publications

Publications include monograms and conference/keynote presentations – read more in Kingston University's Research Repository (a digital archive of published research produced by Kingston University staff and researchers).

Contact details

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Centre for Higher Education Research and Practice
Kenry House
Kingston Hill campus
Kingston University
Kingston Hill
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT2 7LB
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 5645

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Centre for Higher Education Research and Practice
Kenry House
Kingston Hill campus
Kingston University
Kingston Hill
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT2 7LB
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 5645

Contact us

Centre for Higher Education Research and Practice
Kenry House
Kingston Hill campus
Kingston University
Kingston Hill
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT2 7LB
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 5645

Centre for Higher Education Research and Practice