Steve Dixon

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Biography

Stephen is Senior Lecturer in Education and Multi Professional Practice, and teaches on a range of programmes, including the BA (Hons) in Education Studies, the BA (Hons) in Studies in Primary Education, the MA (Education) and the Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD). Previously a Senior Lecturer in ICT, Stephen specialises in E-learning, and the use of multimedia in learning and teaching, with particular focus on web based materials and web design, as well as film making (he is an Apple Certified Pro). He has acted as external consultant for other universities, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Profile

Research Interests

Stephen’s research interests include E-Learning, web 2.0 tools, social media, and the use of multimedia in learning and teaching, particularly in the associated affordances for social constructivist styles of learning, as well as the critique of dominant discourses concerning students’ digital literacies. In 2017 he successfully completed his doctoral research into the use of digital audio (mp3) for feedback purposes, an area in which he has also been involved in national research projects, such as TALENT (2000-2002) and Sounds Good (2008-2009). He also has recent publications on the use of technology and social media by students, and perceptions of risk in young people using the internet.

Teaching

Stephen’s areas of interest include digital childhoods, education and technology , design and learning and teaching with new technologies.

Administrative Responsibilities

Stephen is a member of the Learning, Teaching and Assessment Committee, the Minor Amendments Panel, the Regulations Review Group and the Electronic Submission Marking and Feedback Working Group.

Membership of Professional Organisations

Stephen is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a member of the British Education Studies Association, for which he also sits on the Executive Committee.

Other Activities

Conferences and Other Research Activity

Dixon, S. (2017) ‘Using POODL for Audio Feedback’, Arden University Learning and Teaching Conference. Arden University

Dixon, S. (2017) ‘Using POODL in Assessment’, Learning and Teaching Conference. University of Warwick

Dixon, S. (2016) ‘Audio Feedback: Troubling to hear’, Troubling Research Conference. Birmingham

Dixon, S. (2016) ‘Student perceptions of audio feedback’, BESA Annual Conference. Wolverhampton University

Dixon, S. (2014) ‘Audio Feedback Revisited: A Pastoral Dimension?’, BESA Annual Conference. University of Glasgow

Dixon, S. (2013) ‘Young People and Digital Media: A Problem of Polarisation’, Hidden Truths: Understanding Vulnerability in 21st century Britain. Newman University

Dixon, S. & Sanders, R. (2012) ‘Education Studies Students 2.0?’, BESA Annual Conference. University of Hull

Trotman, D., Tucker, S., Martyn, M. & Dixon, S. (2011) ‘Towards a Pedagogy of the Possible’, ATINER 2011. Athens Institute for Education and Research

Dixon, S. & Sanders, R. (2011) ‘Questioning the Digital Native Assumption’, CAL 11. Manchester Metropolitan University

Dixon, S. & Sanders, R. (2011) ‘Teaching Media 2.0’, Media Education Summit. Birmingham City University

Dixon, S. (2009) ‘Now I’m a Person: Feedback by audio and text annotation’, A Word in Your Ear. Sheffield Hallam University (Available at: http://research.shu.ac.uk/lti/awordinyourear2009/docs/Dixon-Now-Im-a-person_.pdf)

Dixon, S. (2009) ‘Audio Feedback audio case study from Newman University, Birmingham’, A word in Your Ear. Sheffield Hallam University (Available at: http://research.shu.ac.uk/lti/awordinyourear2009/audio/dixon-steve-newman.mp3)

Dixon, S. (2009) ‘Sounding Good’, BESA Annual Conference. University of Stafford

Dixon, S. (2005) ‘E-Learning Conference Workshop’, BECTA Annual Conference. Birmingham

Dixon, S. (2003) ‘Web Learning Conference Workshop’, MAPE Annual Conference. Birmingham

Dixon, S. (2003) ‘Online Learning Conference’, JISC – E-Learning. Coventry University

Dixon, S. (2003) ‘Web Conference Workshop’, MAPE Annual Conference. Birmingham

Dixon, S. (2001) ‘Online Learning’, TALENT Conference. Birmingham

Dixon, S. (2000) ‘Using Networked Technologies for Teaching and Learning’, TALENT Conference. University of Leicester

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Dixon, S. (2015) ‘The pastoral potential of audio feedback: a review of the literature’, Pastoral Care in Education: An International Journal of Personal, Social and Emotional Development, 33 (2), pp.96-104

Dixon, S., Sanders, R. & Griffin, S. (2013) ‘Education Studies Students 2.0?’ Educationalfutures, 6(1), pp.41-57 (Available at: http://educationstudies.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Dixon-etal-F.pdf)

Dixon, S. & Sanders, R. (2011) ‘Dangerous Assumptions – what our media students have taught us’ Media Education Research Journal, 2 (2), pp.12-25

Dixon, S. (2010) ‘Sounding Good: Exploring the potential of audio feedback’ Educationalfutures, 2(3), pp.29-37 (Available at: http://educationstudies.org.uk/wpcontent/uploads/2013/11/vol_23_dixon_final_1.pdf)

McDougall, J. & Dixon, S. (2009) ‘Doing Media 2.0’ Networks, 8, pp.23-25 (Available at: http://www.academia.edu/8343976/Doing_Media_2.0)

Chapters in books

Dixon, S. (2018 – forthcoming) ‘Children and Technology’, in Bright, C., Tatton, A. & Thomas, L. (2018) Supporting Children and Young People in Schools: A guide for Foundation Degree Students. Abingdon: Routledge

Dixon, S. & Sanders, R. (2016) ‘Technology’, in Trotman, D., Willoughby, R. & Lees, H. (Eds) (2016) Education Studies: The Key Concepts. Abingdon: Routledge, pp.221-225

Dixon, S. (2013) ‘Young People, Digital Media and Risk: A Problem of Polarisation’, in Cronin, M. & Brotherton, G. (Eds) (2013) Working with Vulnerable Children, Young People and Families. Abingdon: Routledge, pp.157-180

Non-refereed Journal Articles

Dixon, S. (2015) ‘E-safety for the i-generation’, Pastoral Care in Education: An International Journal of Personal, Social and Emotional Development, 33 (2), pp.129-30

Dixon, S. (2011) ‘Politics 2.0: Book and Resources Reviews’, Media Education Research Journal, 2(1), pp.5-8 (Available at: http://www.merj.info/pdf/Morozov%20&%20Lievrouw%20review.pdf)

Dixon, S. (2011) ‘Participation Discourse Wordle’ [image], Media Education Research Journal, 2 (1), p.5 (Available at: http://www.merj.info/MERJ%202.1-Editorial.pdf)

Sanders, R. & Dixon, S. (2011) Closing The Gap [DVD], Stoke City Council

Dixon, S. (2010) ‘Personal Connections in the Digital Age’, POV – Journal of the Media Education Association, 2 (2/3) (Available at: http://themea.org/2010/11/16/personal-connections-in-thedigital-age-review/)

Dixon, S. (2010) ‘Video Production Resources Review’, Media Education Research Journal, 1 (1), pp.100-102

Barnard, D. & Dixon, S. (2007) ‘Brand New’, Education Executive, 25, pp.18-20

Dixon, S. & Upton, C. (1999) ‘Local History and the World Wide Web’, Society of Archives Newsletter (Archives in Education Issue), 17, pp.7-8

Dixon, S. (1998) ‘The ABTAPL Website – Now Online’, Bulletin of the Association of British Theological and Philosophical Libraries, 5 (2), p.2

Dixon, S. (1998) ‘Keeping in Touch: The ABTAPL Mailing List’, Bulletin of the Association of British Theological and Philosophical Libraries, 5 (1), pp.5-8

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