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James Ballard

  • MA ICT in Education
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Research interests

Personalised Learning Personal Learning Plans


James formerly worked with Barking College as a learning technologist, before joining ULCC in June 2007. His expertise lies in working with the latest learning technologies, predominantly as a Moodle user for the past 6 years. He has established himself as a leading practitioner regarding practice and potential of personalised learning environments and frequently consults with colleagues nationwide. James has been involved in the DfES ICT Test Bed Project and a range of JISC and BECTA funded projects and is currently studying MA ICT in Education at King's College, London. He has produced research papers and reports assessing the impact of ICT in the classroom and is is leading on the development of a framework for personalised learning tools, which has been adopted by a number of learning providers nationally.

Co-authors (1)

  • Rosemary Leadley
  • Martin Sepion

Publications (3)

  • Learner enhanced technology: Can activity analytics support understanding engagement a measurable process?

    • Ballard J
    • Butler P
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  • Personalised learning: Developing a Vygotskian framework for e-learning

    • Ballard J
    • Butler P
  • Interactive Literature: Encouraging a Personal Response from Students to Course Texts

    • Ballard J
    • Negus E

Professional experience

Learning Technologist

ULCC - University of London Computer Center

June 2007 - December 2012(6 years)

VLE Administrator

Barking College

July 2005 - May 2007(2 years)

Media Resources Technician

Barking College

October 2002 - July 2004(2 years)

Education history

MA ICT in Education

King's College London

October 2009 - December 2011(2 years)

IFUS Norsk for utlendinger

Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige Universitet - Norwegian University of Science and Technology

August 2004 - June 2005(10 months)

MA Victorian Studies

Birkbeck College, University of London

October 2002 - October 2003(a year)

BSc Mathematics and Business Administration

Keele University

September 1999 - July 2002(3 years)

University of Melbourne