Professor Jane Seale
Qualifications & background
BSc (Hons), Plymouth Polytechnic, Psychology
PhD, Keele University, 1993, The management of computers in adult special education
Roles on external bodies
· Accessibility & Digital Inclusion
· The use of technologies by adults with severe learning disabilities
· Methodological developments in user involvement and participatory research
UoP Research group membershipResearch in Education
Social Science Doctoral Training Centre
Voice, Inclusion and Participation Research Cluster
Grants & contracts
Seale, J Doing Student voice work in higher education: the potential contribution of a participatory framework, Accepted for publication in British Educational Research Journal
Seale, J., Draffan, E.A & Wald, M. (2010) Digital agility and digital decision-making: Conceptualising digital inclusion in the context of disabled learners in higher education, Studies in Higher Education, 35, 4, 445-461
Nind, M & Seale, J (2009) Concepts of access for people with learning difficulties: towards a shared understanding. Disability & Society, 24,3 273 - 287
Seale, J., Wald, M & Draffan, E.A (2008) Exploring the technology experiences of disabled learners in higher education: challenges for the use and development of participatory research methods. Journal of Assistive Technology, 2,3,4-15
Nind, M & Seale, J (2008) The hard work of access: lessons for education from a seminar series on concepts of access. The SLD Experience, 51, 11-18
Palmer, P & Seale, J (2007) Exploring the attitudes to environmental control systems of people with physical disabilities: A grounded theory approach. Technology & Disability, 19 (1), 17-27
Seale, J & Abbot, C (2007) Methodological issues in researching online representations: production, classification and personal web space. International Journal of Research and Method in Education, 30,2, 179-192
Seale, J (2007) Strategies for supporting the online publishing activities of adults with learning difficulties, Disability & Society, 22,2, 173-186
Seale, J (2006) The rainbow bridge metaphor as a tool for developing accessible e-learning practices in higher education, Canadian Journal of Learning Technology 32,2 ISSN: 1499-6685
Seale, J (2006) A contextualised model of accessible e-learning practice in higher education institutions. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 22,2, 268-288.
Seale, J (2004) The development of accessibility practices in e-learning: an exploration of communities of practice. Association for Learning Technology Journal, 12,1, 51-63
Seale, J.K and Pockney, R (2002). The Use of the Personal Home Page by Adults with Down Syndrome as a Tool for Managing Identity and Friendship. British Journal of Learning Disabilities,30,4,142-148
Seale, J., McCreadie, C., Turner-Smith, A and Tinker, A (2002) Older People as Partners in Assistive Technology Research: The use of focus groups in the design process. Technology and Disability, 14,1,21-29
Seale, J.K (2001) The Same but Different: The Use of the Personal Home Page by Adults with Down’s Syndrome as a Tool for Self-Presentation. British Journal of Educational Technology, 32,3, 343-352
Seale, J.K, Chapman, J and Davey, C (2000) The influence of assessments on students’ motivation to learn in a therapy degree. Medical Education, 34,8, 614-621
Seale, J.K and Cann, A.J (2000) Reflection on-line or off-line: the role of learning technologies in encouraging students to reflect. Computers & Education, 34,309-320
Cann, A and Seale, J (1999) Using computer-based tutorials to encourage reflection. Journal of Biological Education, 33,3,130-132
Seale, J (1998) Management Issues surrounding the use of microcomputers in adult special education. Innovations in Education and Training International, 35,1,29-35.
Seale, J (1998) Two perspectives on the language of special needs computing: towards a shared view. Disability and Society, 13,2, 259-267.
Books - Authored
Seale, J (2006) E-learning and disability in higher education: accessibility theory and practice. Routledge.
Seale, J and Barnard, S (1998) Therapy Research: Processes and Practicalities. Butterworth-Heinemann.
Books - Edited
Seale, J & Nind, M (2009) Understanding and promoting access for people with learning difficulties: seeing the opportunities and challenges of risk. Routledge.
Seale, J (2006) Approaches to developing accessible learning experiences. Taylor & Francis: Oxford.
Seale, J (2003) Learning Technology in Transition: From Individual Enthusiasm to Institutional Implementation. Swets and Zeitlinger:Lisse.ISBN 90 265 1963 x 165pp.
Books - Short Works
Phipps, L., Sutherland, A and Seale, J (eds). Access All Areas: disability, technology and learning. ALT/JISC/TechDis. (2002) ISBN: 1-904190-18-9. * Commissioned by TechDis & ALT to act as executive editor
Seale, J (2009) Digital Inclusion. A research briefing by the Technology Enhanced Learning Phase of the Teaching and Learning Research Programme. Available: http://www.tlrp.org/docs/DigitalInclusion.pdf Commissioned by TEL Programme Director
Edited Works: Contributions
Seale, J & Bishop, N (2010) Listening with a different ear: understanding disabled learners’ relationships with technologies in terms of digital decisions rather than digital divides
In edited by R. Sharpe, H. Beetham & S. de Freitas (Eds) Rethinking learning for the digital age: how learners shape their own experiences. Routledge. In press.
Seale, J. and Nind, M. (2009) Access and the concept of risk: is access about making good things happen or preventing bad things from happening? In J. Seale and M. Nind (eds) Understanding and promoting access for people with learning difficulties: seeing the opportunities and challenges of risk. Routledge. London. .
Nind, M. and Seale, J. (2009) Access for people with learning difficulties: new rhetoric or meaningful concept. In J. Seale and M. Nind (eds) Understanding and promoting access for people with learning difficulties: seeing the opportunities and challenges of risk. Routledge. London.
Seale, J (2006) Disability, technology and learning: challenging conceptions. In J. Seale (Ed) Approaches to developing accessible learning experiences. Routledge Taylor & Francis: London. pp1-8,
Banes, D and Seale, J (2002) Accessibility and inclusivity in further and higher education: an overview. In Phipps, L., Sutherland, A and Seale, J (eds). Access All Areas: disability, technology and learning. ALT/JISC/TechDis. (2002) ISBN: 1-904190-18-9 pages 1-5
Editorships - Journal
Winter 2002, Guest editor of Special Issue of Technology & Disability 14,4
Oct 2001- to September 2007 Editor of ALT-J, Journal of the Association for Learning Technology
Editorships - Newsletter
Seale, J (Jan 2001-August 2002) Assistant Editor of ReView, Newsletter of the Centre of Rehabilitation Engineering.
Seale, J (July 1999-October 2002) Editor of ALT-N the newsletter of the Association for Learning Technology
Official Reports - Whole Report
Seale, J (2009) Digital Inclusion. A research briefing by the Technology Enhanced Learning Phase of the Teaching and Learning Research Programme. Available: http://www.tlrp.org/docs/DigitalInclusion.pdf
Seale, J., Draffan, E.A & Wald, M (2008) An evaluation of the use of participatory methods in exploring disabled learners’ experiences of e-learning. LEXDIS Methodology Report to JISC. Available from: http://www.lexdis.ecs.soton.ac.uk/project/reports
Seale, J., Draffan, E.A & Wald, M (2008) Exploring disabled learners’ experiences of learning,
LEXDIS Final Report to JISC Available from: http://www.lexdis.ecs.soton.ac.uk/project/media/LEXDIS_ProjectReport_Dec08final.doc
Seale, J & Nind, M (2007) Concepts of access for people with learning disabilities: towards a shared understanding. Accessible Summary of ESRC funded Seminar Series. Available from: http://www.educate.soton.ac.uk/research/field_projects/?link=project_details.php&id=174
Seale, J (2008) Participatory Approaches to Inclusion Related Staff Development: Report of a LATEU funded Learning and Teaching Enhancement Project 2007-8. University of Southampton. Available from: http://www.soton.ac.uk/lateu/docs/PAIRS_Summary%20report_final.doc
Reports & invited lectures
Other academic activities