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I am a researcher attached to the Academic IT Services group in the IT Services department at the University of Oxford (previously Oxford University Computing Services). The main focus of my research has been learning design: engaging teachers in the creative, and appropriate, use of digital technologies. I was recently involved in the Learning Design Support Environment (LDSE) project funded by the ESRC/EPSRC and led by the Institute of Education. I have also conducted research into the uptake of open educational resources (OER) by lecturers in HE and into the student experience.

Research is my second career: after finishing university the first time round (BA in French & Russian) I worked in the commercial software sector for 15 years, including a year spent (almost) on the beach in San Diego, California. Another job and two children later I went back to university: first an MSc in Human-Centred Computer Systems at Sussex where, short of inspiration for a dissertation topic, I "fell" into technology-enhanced learning (TEL). Bitten by the research bug I then went on to do a PhD in Educational Technology in Birmingham, and have been working in Oxford since 2003I am a member of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) and was a trustee from 2009 until 2012

Home is in a village outside Oxford: small house and large garden shared with husband, offspring (aged 22 and 18) and three cats. However, the photograph on the left was taken in the Olympic Park at London 2012 against the backdrop of one of the colourful wildflower 'meadows', not in our garden.

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liz.masterman{at}it.ox.ac.uk / liz.masterman{at}gmail.com