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Frances is committed to user innovation - by all manner of means ;-)

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University of Salford (Salford Business School)Association for Learning Technology (Co-editor of ALT-J)




United Kingdom

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Who am I?

I work at Salford University as an information systems academic with an interest in e-learning, particularly learning through social networks and online communities. I have a particular interest in the space between the education and information systems disciplines where learning technology can be situated so that all three can benefit from each other. Through Emerge, I hope to join in interesting projects to which I can make a meaningful contribution, funded by JISC! Based on my work with CABWEB, [http://www.cabweb.net], I am keen to see the role of dialogic communities in sharing of ideas and resources by educators.

Goals - I would like to ...

have more time for knitting, live to see my grandchildren, sit in my garden and enjoy the view, swim by a coral reef

Main Skills

community facilitation, OSS implementation, research


Billy my dog, cooking, food, gardening, gardens, home-made bread, knitting, moors, my family, my friends, Peak District, plants, sewing, theatre, walking, wine, word games, Yorkshire


bureaucracy, football on TV, meetings, organisational change, paperwork, technological determinism