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New Faculty Member Tamara Sumner

 

January 1999

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Tamara Sumner will join the Department of Computer Science, ICS, and the Center of LifeLong Learning and Design in January of this year. Tamara received her PhD in Computer Science in December 1995 at the University of Colorado.

In January 1996, Tamara joined The Open University Knowledge Media Institute in Milton Keynes, UK, where she has a permanent post as Lecturer. Her research topics have been in Open Learning, Distance Learning, Workplace Learning, Educational Media, and Digital Documents. As part of her research she has participated in designing, implementing, and evaluating an Interactive Course Map for a new open learning course in introductory computing. She also worked with a team to develop a new, year-long introductory computing course in "object-oriented design" which is expected to be a "flagship" course for the Open University in terms of using new media extensively. The course went online in February 1998 with approximately 5,000 students enrolled.

As research degree student coordinator for the Knowledge Media Institute, she developed a framework for PhD studentships that set out key progress milestones, supervision and monitoring arrangements, and training schemes.

Tamara is co-founder, co-editor and co-designer of the Journal of Interactive Media in Education (JIME), an innovative web-based electronic journal, published using the Digital Document discourse environment. JIME received Special Mention in The Charlesworth Group Award for Electronic Journals in December of 1996.

 
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