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Ms Linda Robson
Post:Staff Tutor
Department:Engineering And Innovation
E-Mail:linda.robson @ open.ac.uk
Tel:+44 (0) 20 75566131
Fax:01908 652140


Biography
I graduated from University of York with a BSc in Applied and Environmental Biology then spent 5 years with the BBC, in a wide range of roles from identifying wildlife to supporting implementation of the digital TV and radio networks.
Already working as an Associate Lecturer, I joined the OU full time in 2001.  

As an OU student I have studied with every faculty of the university gaining a MA in Online and Distance Education and a MSc in Science and the Public. I am currently completing a BA Open.

Other interests

I am a "resting" Ironman triathlete, hoping to race again when I have time to get fit! In the meantime I am "ticking over" running marathons, either on my own or pushing my little boy in the buggy.



Research

My research interests are in staff development and support for students with additional requirements.

Journal articles

Robson, L. (2014) EnablingStaff@OU – Supporting integration in the workplace, SDF Digest: A Practitioner Journal for HE Staff Development, 2nd Edition 2014

Robson, L. (2014) Providing Sandwiches – Optimising feedback at the education picnic, Brooks eJournal of Learning and Teaching, Volume 6, Issue 2 http://bejlt.brookes.ac.uk/paper/providing-sandwiches-optimising-feedback-at-the-education-picnic/

Conference contributions

Robson, L. (2014) Additional help, additional problem – Issues for supported dyslexic students, paper presented at HEA STEM conference 2014, Edinburgh, 1st May 2014

Robson, L. and Awan, R. (2014) Digital development – experiences offering staff development using the student’s online learning environment, oral presentation at 10th HEA Annual conference, Birmingham, 2nd July 2014

Awan, R. and Robson, L. (2014) Exploring the highs and lows of developing, organising and running an online conference for the CDP of lecturers, workshop at 19th Annual SEDA Conference, Nottingham, 13th November 2014



Teaching
I am module chair for T227: Change Strategy and Projects at Work. I am also a module team member on T219: Environmental Management and T122: Career Development and Employability.  

 
Previously authored on TU100: My Digital Life and Y164: Exploring Sport Online and presentation team member and chair of T171:You, your computer and the Internet.
 
As an Associate Lecturer I currently teach E112: Introduction to Sport, fitness and management. I was particularly pleased support NiACE Adult Learners Award winners Kelly Furlonger (2008) and Ken Wildman (2009).
In the past I have also taught Y164: Exploring Sport Online, Y161: Introducing Environment and T171: You, your computer and the Internet.

Regional Activities

Within the South East Region I support Students and Associate Lecturers on T coded courses. I am the AL DSE Co-ordinator offering advice to Associate Lecturers with additional needs, across all faculties. 
 
I have been involved in a number of outreach projects working in partnership with AimHigher and the Sussex Learning Network, where I was curriculum lead for ICT and Computing.




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