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Michelle Hoyle

  • Course Presentation Chair
  • Open University
  • 25PublicationsNumber of items in Michelle's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 13Followers

Research interests

socially constructed knowledge; higher education; lifelong learning; social networks for e-learning; virtual worlds; communities; gaming; World of Warcraft; distance education; MMORPGs; e-learning; game-based learning; communities of practice; collaborati

About

I’m a London-based Canadian, currently working as a module author/module chair at the Open University (UK) on the Web Apps Development short courses and as an associate lecturer for the Institute of Educational Technology. I'm also a part time doctoral researcher in the Human-Centred Technology Group at the University of Sussex. I'm passionate about community, teaching, and technology; that manifests itself strongly in my research interests. I’m especially interested in social knowledge construction, persistence, and constructing communities of practice. I'm currently investigating motivation and learning in World of Warcraft, examining how they can be transferred into online higher education practices. I have a background in information retrieval and artificial intelligence. I've been working with the web since I built my first database-driven web site for a peer-reviewed journal in 1991. Until early 2009, I was also working in industry as a project manager, backend developer, and system administrator for web-based projects.

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Publications (5)

  • Learning in World of Warcraft: The WoW Learning Project

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  • WoW Learning Project as A4 Poster May 2010

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  • OU in the Cloud: The Q&D Results

    • Hoyle M
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  • EinCite: The Key to Document Similarity

    • Hoyle M
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  • Open Sesame!: A Look at Personal Assistants

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Professional experience

Course Presentation Chair

The Open University

October 2004 - Present

Associate Lecturer

The Open University

May 2000 - Present

Lecturer

Grant MacEwan Community College

April 1998 - August 1999(a year)

Lecturer

University of Alberta

April 1998 - August 1999(a year)

Lecturer

Universität Zürich - University of Zurich

October 1995 - February 1998(2 years)

Education history

D.Phil

University of Sussex

October 2008 - Present

Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice

The Open University

September 2008 - June 2010(2 years)

Bachelor of Science (Honours Computing Science)

The University of Regina

January 1993 - October 1995(3 years)