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Professor Linda Creanor

Professor Linda CreanorProfessor Linda Creanor is Head of Blended Learning, based in the Centre for Learning Enhancement and Academic Development (GCU LEAD). She leads the strategic implementation of Blended Learning across the curriculum, based on research evidence and best practice. She also leads the Caledonian Scholars and Associates initiative which encourages staff to engage in innovation and scholarship in learning and teaching through a distributive leadership model. 

Linda has designed, taught, managed and researched learning technology in higher education, and has published and presented her work nationally and internationally. Her research, which has attracted funding from the EU, JISC and SFC, has focused on the impact of online communities, networked learning and the student experience of e- learning.  Her publications include a co authored book, 'Learning with Online and Mobile Technologies', which encourages students to make best use of technology to support their studies. She regularly reviews journal and conference papers, serves on editorial boards and evaluates funding proposals. 

Linda began her career as a teacher after gaining an MA in French and German from the University of Glasgow and postgraduate qualifications in both primary and secondary teaching from Strathclyde University.  She took forward her interest in education and technology through an MSc (IT) at the University of Glasgow following which she became a research fellow in learning technology. She went on to develop her academic career as a lecturer, senior lecturer and professor at GCU, having also gained a PhD on ‘Networked Learning in a Social Action Context’.  

Nationally, Professor Creanor has served as President, Chair, Vice-Chair, and Trustee of the UK's Association for Learning Technology (ALT) and currently co-chairs the ALT-Scotland Special Interest Group. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the UK Heads of E-Learning Forum (HELF).

Publications

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Contact Details

Professor Linda Creanor
T - 0141-273-1323
E - l.creanor@gcu.ac.uk
GCU LEAD - William Harley Building, Room H113B