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Dr Anne McDermott

Post-Doctoral Researcher

PedRIO & Educational Development

Role

I am a Research Fellow working on the following projects

EffectiveLearner Analytics: A senior leadership-staff-student informed approach project

BroachingBadges for Learning project

This role involves carrying out an audit of sector practice; investigation of legal and ethical issues; review of Plymouth University practice and potential; development of a proposed Plymouth University approach for each area.

My responsibilities include project planning and management, report writing, literature review, ethical clearance, stakeholder engagement, interviews and focus groups with a students and with staff at all levels in the institution.

Previous projects in which I have been involved include:

  • Digital Literacy
  • Seedpod Digital Literacy project.
  • Pineapple APEL project - creating a tool to support the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning in higher education.
  • Uplace Repository - a digital repository to store a range of teaching, learning, research and administration materials
  • UsPaCe Web2.0 - introducing and evaluating the use of a range of Web2.0 tools in Plymouth University partner colleges.
  • HELP CETL - work supporting UPC Faculty and partner institutions.

Although these projects are no longer funded, support for their outputs continues. Please get in touch if you have any enquiries. 

Qualifications

Higher Education

2002  University of Plymouth: Research entitled "Internet Based Learning for the Continuing Professional Development of the Marine Engineer".  PhD awarded November 1992.

 

1996  University of Plymouth: Diploma in Nursing (Mental Health).

 

1992  University of Plymouth: BSc. (Hons) Psychology (2:1).

Professional and Vocational Qualifications

2009  Association of Learning Technology: Certified Membership of the Association of Learning Technology.

 

2002  University of Plymouth: General Teaching Associate Certificate of Professional Development.

1997  Council for the Advancement of Communication with Deaf People: Certificate in Deaf Awareness.

 

1996  United Kingdom Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery & Health Visiting: Registered Mental Health Nurse (Qualifiied).


Employment History

1.10.14-6.9.15 ResearchFellow - fixed term contract

Skills andCompetencies for technology enhanced blended and distance learning project DigitalLiteracies for All project

                        Responsibilities:bid writing, project management, report writing, literature review, ethicalclearance, stakeholder engagement, interviews and focus groups with a studentsand with staff at all levels of the institution.

2013 - 31.4.14  ResearchFellow. SEEDPoD Plus – fixed termcontract

                        Review ofsector approaches to creation and design of new undergraduate programmes. Recommendationsfor development of Plymouth University approach.

                        Responsibilities:Implementing recommendations from SEEDPoD project. Desk study of HEI approachesto implementing and managing pedagogic, quality and other factors influencingnew programme creation. Creation of forms and processes for piloting.Recommendations for further action. Report writing. Stakeholder engagement at arange of levels up to Pro Vice Chancellor and Associate Dean.

2011 - 2013     ResearchFellow Student ExperienceEnhancement thru Driving the Plymouth Embedding Of Digital literacies (SEEDPoD)fixed term contract.

                        Co projectmanager of the SEEDPoD project aimed at embedding digital literacies in to thePlymouth student experience. Work focussed on strategic and organisationalchanges and staff development.

                        Responsibilities:Bid writing, Project and work package planning and management, report writing, literaturereview, baseline audit of existing University provision, digital literacy modeldevelopment, stakeholder engagement, creating, piloting and evaluating staffdevelop-ment materials and approaches (e.g. videos, case studies, webinars, guides,workshops).

2010 - 2011     ResearchFellow Teaching and Learning Directorate fixed term contract.

                        Co projectmanager of the PINEAPPLE project to develop a digital tool for the managementof Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning.

2006 - 2010     ResearchFellow HELP CETL (Higher Educational Learning Partnership Centre for Excellencein Teaching and Learning) fixedterm contract.

                        SupportingKnowledge Management, Communities of Practice, Videoconferencing and a digitalrepository; evaluation and dissemination activities; identifying, developingand writing applications for further funding; supporting others to do the same Coproject manager of the PINEAPPLE project. 

2005 - 2006     ResearchFellow SHELL-FISH2:  beta codedevelopment/piloting of SHELL-FISH. JISC e-Learning Tools forLearners and Teachers Distributed E-learning Programme.

2004 - 2005     ResearchFellow SHELL-FISH: an onlinefeedback management system for electronically submitted coursework. Awardedby the JISC e-Learning Tools for Learners and Teachers DistributedE-learning Programme.

2004                Part-TimeLecturer University of Plymouth, Faculty of Science Summer School.

2004                ResearchFellow LearnerAid: An investigationinto student needs and staff perceptions of the necessary skills of learning. (Universityof Plymouth Teaching Fellowship Award funded project).

2003 - 2004     ResearchFellow MINERVA - Promotion of Open and DistanceLearning - Information and Communication Technologies in the field of education.  University of Plymouth, Czech University ofAgriculture, and the Universities of Thessalonica and Kosice. Report, dataanalysis, research papers and user guides (EU Socrates funded project).

2002- 2003     Research Fellow

Auditingof online materials to achieve compliance with SENDA (Universityof Plymouth Learning and Teaching Fund project).

Appraisalof accessibility software tools (University of PlymouthLearning and Teaching Fund project).

UsingOutlook shared folders for student reflection (e-reflection)(University of Plymouth Learning and Teaching Fund project).

An illustrative guide to demonstrate the concepts and processes inbringing web-based materials in line with SENDA legislation, (GEES funded project).

2003                Part-TimeLecturer University of Plymouth Faculty of Science Summer School.

2003                ResearchFellow Student Progression andTransfer Project (SPAT). Preparation of case study of the use ofinformation and communications technology by the UK Higher Education Sector (HEFCEfunded project under the FDTL initiative).

2002                Project Worker TAMAR II - TargetedModules for the Marine Sector Learning environment design for website (EUfunded project sub-contracted from WEGEMT: Learning and Accreditation Issues inOnline Training for Engineers in the Maritime Transport Sector).

2001 - 2003     Project Worker Probabilistic Rules Based Design of Passenger Ships (ROROPROB) Datacoordination, quality control and project website (EU funded project, WEGEMTsub-contractor).

2001 - 2002     Project Worker Added Value Network Concerning European Shipping (ADVANCES) Data-mining,questionnaire development, report writing (EU funded project).

2001                Project Worker Targeted Modules for theMarine Sector (TAMAR) Data co-ordinationand quality control for website (EU funded project WEGEMT: Learning andAccreditation Issues in Online Training for Engineers in the Maritime TransportSector).

2001                Account Manager,ICO3 Ltd Temporary post.

2001                Research Assistant Data collation for key skillsassessment funded by University of Plymouth.

1999                Research Assistant Key to Key Skills- an online project by Sheffield Hallam University and Leeds MetropolitanUniversity. (funded bySheffield Hallam University).

1998                Research AssistantUpdating Short Courses in International Shipping and Logistics – MarketResearch.

1996 - 1997     Resource Worker, Hearing and Sight Centre, Plymouth

1992 - 1993     Administrative Assistant, Examinations Office, Universityof Plymouth

1990 & 1991   Student Registry, Acton College, W3

1982 - 1989     Further Education Awards Officer,London Borough of Ealing, W5

1978 - 1982     Information and AdviceOfficer, London Borough of Ealing,W5

1977 - 1978     Office Trainee, London Borough of Ealing, W5

Research interests

Digital Literacies

Learning Analytics

Digital Badges

TEL (technology enhanced learning)

Evaluation

eLearning technologies,pedagogies and evaluation

Digital repositories

Communities of practice

Continuing professional development issues

Reflection and its role in professional practice

Accessibilityissues

Communitiesof Practice and Knowledge ManagementSystems

Web 2.0 forTeaching and Learning

Curriculum processes

Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning

 

Grants & contracts

Funding Awards - total £985,341

Stone, M., Gray, C., Turner, R., McDermott, A., Sutton, C., Swain, J. & Kneale, P. ‘Piloting and evaluating measures of learning gain’. Higher Education Funding Council for England 2015, £100,000. 

Kneale, P. & Witt N. Co-writer on bid Effective Learner Analytics: a senior leadership – staff - student informed approach. Higher Education Authority through its Vice Chancellor’s and Principal’s Strategic Excellence Initiative 2015, £25,000.

McDermott, A.P & Witt, N. Broaching Badges for Learning. Plymouth University Teaching Fellowship Scheme programme 2015, £18,000.

McDermott, A.P & Witt, N. Addressing the Skills and Competencies for technology enhanced blended and distance learning. Plymouth University Pedagogic Research Institute & Observatory Fund 2014, £10,000.

Witt, N. & McDermott, A.P., Digital Literacies for All: A holistic approach to defining digital literacy needs across the education spectrum. Plymouth University’s Teaching Fellowship Scheme programme 2014, £10,000.

Witt, N. & McDermott, A.P. Student Experience Enhancement thru Driving the Plymouth Embedding Of Digital literacies (SEEDPoD), Awarded by the JISC (Joint Information Services Committee) Developing Digital Literacies tranche of the Innovation Programme 2011, £100,000.

Witt, N. & McDermott, A.P. Pineapple Benefits Realisation Project, Awarded by the JISC (Joint Information Services Committee) Institutional Innovation Programme 2010, £15,000.

Witt, N. & McDermott A.P. UsPaCe - Not reinventing the wheel but using the wheels to make a better vehicle: the use of Web 2.0 to enhance the support of Foundation Degree students in work-based learning, HEA Evidence Based Practice Employability and Employee Learning Seminar 2010, £500.

Witt, N. & McDermott, A.P. PIneAPPLe Partnership Investigations into Accredited Prior/Previous  Learning. Awarded by the JISC (Joint Information Services Committee) Institutional innovation projects in lifelong learning and workforce development 2009, £300,000.

Witt, N. & McDermott, A.P. UsPaCe The use of Web 2.0 technologies to support work based foundation degree students and their mentors. Awarded by JISC (Joint Information Services Committee) eLearning Capital Programme: Cross Institutional Support of Lifelong Learning (phase 2) 2007, £199,788.

Witt, N & McDermott, A.P. UPlaCe. A regional repository for University of Plymouth Colleges. Awarded by the JISC (Joint Information Services Committee) Repositories and Preservation Programme: Repository Start-up and Enhancement projects 2007, £30,000.

Witt, N., McDermott, A.P. & Peters, M. The impact of Web 2.0 Tools on reflection, JISC Users and Innovation: Personalising Technologies 2007, £10,000.

Witt, N., McDermott, A.P., Crust, G. & Croot, D. SHELL-FISH 2:  an online feedback management system for electronically submitted coursework: beta code development and piloting. JISC (Joint Information Services Committee) E-learning Tools for Learners and Teachers Distributed E-learning Programme 2005, £59,000.

Witt, N., McDermott, A.P., Crust, G. & Croot, D. SHELL-FISH: an online feedback management system for electronically submitted coursework. JISC (Joint Information Services Committee) E-learning Tools for Learners and Teachers Distributed E-learning Programme 2005, £98,053.

Witt, N. & McDermott, A.P. LearnerAid: An investigation into student needs and staff perceptions of the necessary skills of learning University of Plymouth Teaching Fellowship 2003, £5,000

Witt, N. & McDermott, A.P. University of Plymouth Teaching Fellowship 2003, £5,000.  

1.    Witt, N., and McDermott, A. (2015) Student Attitudes to Technology: the potential future impact on the HE sector. Vice Chancellor’s Teaching and Learning Conference. Plymouth University. 26 June 2015.

2.    Witt, N. and McDermott, A., (2015) The 2020 digital learner: A qualitative change? Pedagogic Research Institute and Observatory Annual Conference 2015. Plymouth University, 17 April.

3.    McDermott, A. and Witt, N., (2015) Putting the pedagogy into technology: Peer review for the digital age. Pedagogic Research Institute and Observatory Annual Conference 2015. Plymouth University, 17 April.

4.    Witt, N.A.J and McDermott, A.P. (2014) Towards embedding Digital Skills: responding to the mismatch between student confidence and competence, Pedagogic Research Institute and Observatory Conference, Plymouth University, 2 April

Witt, N., McDermott, A. and Stillwell, R., (2013) Normalising digital literacies across the university, Changing the Learning Landscape Programme – The role of digital literacies in supporting continuing professional development in HE contexts. Aston University, Birmingham. 29 May. 

Witt, N., McDermott, A. and Stillwell, R., (2013) Digital People for Digital Organisations. Pedagogic Research Institute and Observatory. Plymouth University, 17 April.

Witt, N. and McDermott, A., (2013) What’s on the Horizon: Changes in TEL and how Plymouth can respond. Pedagogic Research Institute and Observatory. Plymouth University, 17 April.

Witt, N., Stillwell, R. and McDermott, A., (2013) Talking about iPads. British Conference for Undergraduate Research (BCUR). Plymouth University, 15-16 April 2013.

Witt, N., McDermott, A. and Stillwell, R., (2013) Your Digital Literacies. Association for Learning Development in Higher Education (ALDinHE) Conference: Celebrating Learning Development. Plymouth University, 15 March.

Witt, N., McDermott, A. and Stillwell, R., (2013) Towards whole-institutional embedded digital literacies. Changing the Learning Landscape Professional Development Programme - Supporting the development of staff digital literacies, webinar. 21 February.

Witt, N., McDermott, A. and Stillwell, R., (2013) Embedding Digital Literacy. Changing the Learning Landscape Professional Development Programme - Current issues and approaches in developing digital literacy, webinar. 12 February.

Witt, N., Stillwell, R. and McDermott, A., (2012) Talking About iPads. Webinar for Association for Learning Development in Higher Education (ALDinHE) members. 1 November.

Witt, N., Stillwell, R. and McDermott, A., (2012) Talking About iPads. Webinar for Association for Learning Development in Higher Education (ALDinHE) members. 19 October.

Witt, N. and McDermott, A., (2012) SEEDPoD poster presentation in session ‘Developing Digital Literacies – learning from the Cluster C projects’. JISC Learning and Teaching Experts Group Meeting. Birmingham, 18 October.

Witt, N., McDermott, A. and Stillwell, R., (2012) Developing Digital Literacies. Digital Literacy Programme Trade Fair. Birmingham, 16 October.

Comrie, A., Witt, N., McDermott, A.P., Stillwell, R. Nicholls, J., Eynon, A. and Thurlby, D., (2012) How important is the development of Digital Literacies for learner success, achievement and employability in a digital society? ALT-C - A confrontation with reality. Manchester. 11-13 September.

Chatterton, P., De Cicco, E., Witt, N., Comrie, A., McDermott, A.P. and Stillwell, R., (2012) Extending opportunities for life-long learning in a digital age – institutional approaches to mainstreaming new flexible and cost-effective practice, ALT-C - A confrontation with reality. Manchester. 11-13 September. 

Witt, N., McDermott, A. and Stillwell, R., Know Your Digital Literacies. Vice Chancellor’s Teaching and Learning Conference. Plymouth University. 6 July 2012.

Witt, N., McDermott, A. and Stillwell, R., (2012) The SEEDPoD Project. University and Partner College Libraries Annual Seminar. 4 July.

Witt, N., McDermott, A. and Stillwell, R., (project partner ALDinHE), (2012) Student Experience Enhancement through Driving the Plymouth embedding of Digital literacies (SEEDPoD Project). Pedagogic Research Institute and Observatory, Plymouth University, 18 April.

McDermott, A. & Stone, M. (2012) Accreditation of Prior Learning – APL. South West HE STEM Project 2011-12. http://hdl.handle.net/10293/1627 .

Witt, N.A.J., & McDermott, A.P. (2011) Listening to the Student voice to inform future practice, E-LEARN 2011 - World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare & Higher Education, Honolulu, 16-20 October.

McDermott, A.P. & Witt, N.AJ. (2011) Implementing a toolkit to support the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning, E-LEARN 2011 - World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare & Higher Education, Honolulu, 16-20 October.

Dismore, H., McDermott, A., Witt, N., Stillwell, R., Neville, S. & Stone, M. (2011) Tensions of APEL: perceptions of higher education in further education lecturers, Research in Post –Compulsory Education, 16, 3, pp315-331.

Witt, N., McDermott, A. & Stillwell, R. (2011) the Pineapple Tool for APEL. The Vice Chancellor's Teaching and Learning Conference: Excellence in Teaching, the Student Experience and Pedagogic Research. University of Plymouth, 7 July.

Witt, N., McDermott, A. & Stillwell, R., (2011) Effectively supporting best practices for Accredited Prior Experiential Learning (APEL), JISC conference, Liverpool, 6 April. http://hdl.handle.net/10293/1053

TELSTAR and PINEAPPLE Projects (2010) Development of Systems: How do Institutions cope with APEL - Report. Festival of Assemblies, Oxford Conference Centre, 20th October.

Dismore, H., McDermott, A., Witt, N., Neville, S., Stillwell, R. & Stone, M. (2010) Accrediting prior experiential learning (APEL): perceptions of higher education in further education lecturers.  Paper presented at the British Education Research Association Annual Conference, University of Warwick, 3rd September.

Witt N., McDermott, A. & Stillwell, R. (2010) UsPaCe: the use of Web 2.0 to enhance the support of Foundation Degree students undertaking work based learning, ALT-C, 7-9 September.

Witt, N.A.J.  McDermott, A.P., Stillwell, R. & Dismore H. (2010) Pineapple – Accredited Prior Experiential Learning  (invited poster presentation). JISC Innovation Forum. Royal Holloway University, 28-29th July. (Awarded best poster)

Witt, N.A.J, McDermott, A.P., Stillwell, R. & Dismore, H. (2010) Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning, Sustaining Innovation via Organisational Development Conference, Staffordshire University, 7th June.

McDermott, A.P., Stillwell, R. & Witt, N.A.J. (2010) HEA Evidence Based Practice Employability and Employee Learning Seminar Briefing Paper: UsPaCe - Not reinventing the wheel but using the wheels to make a better vehicle: the use of Web 2.0 to enhance the support of Foundation Degree students undertaking work-based learning.  Accessed  06.10.2010 http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/ resources/detail/ourwork/learningandtech/University_of_Plymouth_Briefing_Report_19_May_2010 .

Witt, N.A.J., Stillwell, R. & McDermott A.P. (2010) UsPaCe - Not reinventing the wheel but using the wheels to make a better vehicle: the use of Web 2.0 to enhance the support of Foundation Degree students undertaking work-based learning, HEA Evidence Based Practice Employability and Employee Learning Seminar Series. University of Plymouth, 19th May.

Witt N., McDermott A. & Stillwell, R. (2010) A digital repository to support the development of a learning object economy. Proceedings of the 5th Plymouth eLearning Conference: Learning without limits: Facing the challenges. University of Plymouth, Plymouth, 8-9 April.

Stillwell, R., McDermott, A., Witt, N. & Dismore, H. (2010) Pineapple Project (presentation). UPC Administrators' Community Forum. Plymouth, Jury’s Inn, 23 March.

McDermott, A., Swain, J., Stone, M., & Witt, N. (2010) Knowledge management across a dispersed HE in FE network: Extending blended learning community activity through a focus on project management. Fifth International Blended Learning Conference "Developing Blended Learning Communities". University of Hertfordshire, 16-17 March.

Stillwell, R., McDermott, A., Witt, N. & Dismore, H. (2010) Partner college event to discuss APEL and PINEAPPLE model with UPC staff. Pineapple APEL UPC Event, University of Plymouth, 4 March. http://hdl.handle.net/10293/449 

Witt, N., Stillwell, R., Dismore, H. & McDermott, A. (2009) Institutional Pragmatics: Shaping Change, JISC Institutional Innovation SSBR, Elluminate Conference, 12 November 2009 http://hdl.handle.net/10293/448 

Hsu, H., Witt, N.A.J., Hooper, J.B. & McDermott, A.P. (2009) AIS-assisted Collision Avoidance. Journal of Navigation, 62, 4, 657-670.

Turner, R., McKenzie, L., McDermott, A. & Stone, S. (2009) Emerging HE cultures: perspectives from CETL Award Holders in a partner college network. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 33, 3, 255–263.

Witt N., McDermott A. & Stillwell, R. (2009) UsPaCe: Not re-inventing the wheel but using the wheel to make a better vehicle. Proceedings of the 4th Plymouth eLearning Conference: Boundary changes: Redefining learning spaces. University of Plymouth, Plymouth, 23-24 April.

Stone, M., McDermott, A. & Blackie, P (2009) (Editors) Proceedings of the HELP CETL Conference on HE in FE culture and experience: a partnership perspective. Warwick 30-31 March. 

McDermott, A.P., Witt, N.A.J. & Stillwell, R. (2009) UsPaCe: the Journey to Version 1 (invited poster presentation). JISC Symposium: Effective Strategies for using technology to enhance lifelong learning. Birmingham; Aston University, 4 March.

Witt, N.A.J., McDermott, A.P., Peters, M. & Stone, M. (2008) Community Experience: Success Factors for Communities of Practice. Online Educa Berlin, 14th International Conference on Technology Supported Learning and Training, 3-5 December.

Stillwell, R., McDermott, A. & Witt, N. (2008) Designing A System With Work Based Learning Students. The Vice Chancellor's Teaching and Learning Conference: making connections. University of Plymouth, 4 July.

Peters, M., Stone, M., Witt, N. & McDermott, A. (2008) Managing the Sustainability of Technology Introduced by the HELP-CETL. Annual CETL Network Conference: Impact, Evaluation, Dissemination and Sustainability, University of Leicester, 17-18 April.

Witt, N., McDermott A. & Peters, M.  (2008) HELP CETL-Video Conferencing across the Network, JISC Regional Support Centre South West Higher Education Conference 2008: Innovation Through Partnership, 8 April, Bristol.

Witt, N., McDermott, A. & Stillwell, R.  (2008), UsPaCe And Repository developments, JISC Regional Support Centre South West Higher Education Conference 2008: Innovation Through Partnership, 8 April, Bristol.

Witt, N., McDermott, A. & Stillwell, R.  (2008) Web2.0 For Work Based Learning Support, the UsPaCe and UPlaCe JISC funded projects (refereed). 3rd Plymouth e-Learning Conference: Digital learning: Repurposing education. University of Plymouth, 4 April.

Witt, N., McDermott, A. & Peters, M. (2008) HELP CETL - Video Conferencing Across the Network, JISC Regional Support Centre South West Higher Education Conference 2008: Innovation Through Partnership, 8 April, Bristol.

Turner, R., McKenzie,, L., McDermott, A., Witt, N.A.J. & Stone, M. (2007) Promoting The Capacity For Research And Scholarly Activity Within The Context Of Higher Education In Further Education. Society for Research into Higher Education Annual Conference 2007, 11-13 December, Brighton, Sussex.

McDermott, A. & Witt, N. (2007) A Multi Functional Regional Digital Repository For Teaching Higher Education in Further Education Colleges. In R.J. Atkinson, C. McBeath, S. K. A. Soong, and C. Cheers (Eds.) ICT: Providing choices for learners and learning. Proceedings ASCILITE Singapore 2007.  Centre for Educational Development, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2-5 December, pp662-663. ISBN 978-981-05-9578-4.

Witt, N., McDermott, A., Peters, M. & Stone, M. (2007) A Knowledge Management Approach to Developing Communities of Practice Amongst University and College Staff. In R.J. Atkinson, C. McBeath, S. K. A. Soong, and C. Cheers (Eds.) ICT: Providing choices for learners and learning. Proceedings ASCILITE Singapore 2007.  Centre for Educational Development, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2-5 December, pp1099-1103. ISBN 978-981-05-9578-4. 

Stone, M.A.H. & McDermott, A.P. (2007) Higher Education Learning Partnerships Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (HELP CETL) Phase One evaluation.  Interim Evaluation Report for the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) July 2007.

Hsu, H., Witt, N.A.J. & McDermott, A.P. (2007) AIS: From the Deck Officers’ Perspective. Maritime Quarterly, 16, 3, pp21-52. 

McDermott, A.P. & Witt, N. (2006) Experiences of developing and evaluating SHELL-FISH, a web-based marking and feedback tool. Australian Computers in Education Conference - ACEC 2006: October 1-4 Cairns, Queensland, Australia.

Witt, N & McDermott, A. (2006) Issues involved in setting up a regional e-learning Digital Repository. Australian Computers in Education Conference - ACEC 2006: October 1-4 Cairns, Queensland, Australia.

McDermott, A.P., Witt, N.A.J. & Chudley, J. (2006) A managed learning environment for Marine Engineers: the implications of learning styles. British Journal of Engineering Education, 5, 1, pp 43-47.

Witt, N., McDermott, A., & Peters, M. (2006) Evaluation of the Knowledge Exchange. http://hdl.handle.net/10293/225. 

Witt, N. & McDermott, A. (2005) SHELL-FISH. Proceedings of Plymouth eLearning Conference: Strategies for transformation. University of Plymouth, Plymouth, 26 November.

Stone, M., McDermott, A., Palmer, J. & Williams, R. (2005) Guiding the Management of Information and Communications Technology supported learning in Higher Education: Results, insights and resources from an EU funded Minerva Project, ICODL 2005 – 3rd International Conference on Open and Distance Learning: 'Applications of Pedagogy and Technology' - Hellenic Network of Open & Distance Education, Hellenic Open University, Patra, Greece, 11-13 November.

Ball, S., Draffan, E.A., Harrison, S., McDermott, A., McNaught, A., Phipps, L., Rainger, P., Sewell, J., Sloan, D., Sutherland, A., White, J., Wiles, K., & Witt, N. (2005) TechDis Staff Packs: Supporting Staff Development Activities from TechDis. York, TechDis.

Stone M., McDermott, A., Palmer J. & Williams R. (2005) Results and Artefacts of an EU funded Minerva Project entitled ‘Guiding the Management of ICT supported learning in Higher Education’, 4th European Conference on e-learning - Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts & Sciences, Amsterdam, Netherlands 10-11 November [refereed paper].

Stone, M.A.J., McDermott, A. P., Williams, R. & Palmer, J. (2005) Guiding the Management of ICT to support learning in Higher Education: Results of an EU funded Minerva Project.  Third International Conference on Education and Information Systems (EISTA), Florida, 14-17 July.

Stone, M., McDermott, A., Palmer, J. & Williams, R. (2005) Guiding the Management of ICT supported learning in HE: Outcomes from an EU funded Minerva Project. The Vice Chancellor's Teaching and Learning Conference: making connections. University of Plymouth, 24th June 2005.

Stone, M., McDermott, A., Palmer, J. & Williams, R. (2004) The management of ICT based or supported learning in Higher Education; Guides to the stages of embedding: Guides 01-11. The Minerva Project.

Stone, M., McDermott, A., Palmer, J. & Williams, R. (2004) The management of ICT based or supported learning in Higher Education; Guides to the stages of embedding: Role Specific Guides 1-7. The Minerva Project.

McDermott, A. P., Stone, M.A.J., Palmer, J. & Williams, R. (2004) The Minerva Project: An investigation into the management of Information and Communications Technology supported learning in Higher Education. Proceedings of the Education Participation Globalisation Conference: Key Contexts for Education and Democracy in Globalising Societies, Prague, Cz, 22-25 May. ISBN 80-86742-05-9.

Witt, N.A.J. & McDermott, A.P. (2004) Web Site Accessibility - what logo will we use today? British Journal of Educational Technology. 35,1, pp 45-56.

Witt, N.A.J. & McDermott, A.P. (2003) Accessibility and eLearning. Proceedings of e-Learning: Strategies for the future Conference, Plymouth, UK, 29 November.

Witt, N.A.J. & McDermott, A.P. (2003) Auditing of online materials to achieve compliance with SENDA. Proceedings of Promoting Successful Learning and Teaching at Plymouth Conference, Plymouth, UK, 22 October.

McDermott, A.P. & Witt, N.A.J. (2003) eReflection. Proceedings of Promoting Successful Learning and Teaching at Plymouth Conference, Plymouth, UK, 22 October.

McDermott, A.P. & Witt, N.A.J. (2003) SPAT transferability of good practice case study of the Faculty of Science Summer School. Student Progression and Transfer Project, University of Plymouth, UK.

Witt, N.A.J., Phipps, L. & McDermott, A.P. (2003) Web accessibility. Proceedings of 4th ILTHE Conference, Warwick, UK, 2-4 July.

McDermott, A.P. (2003) The management of ICT based or supported learning in higher education. MINERVA, EU Project number 100564-CP-1-2002-1-CZ-MINERVA-M, Doc ref D3.6A, June 2003.

Witt, N.A.J., Phipps, L. & McDermott, A.P. (2003) Travelling the road toward a SENDA compliant website. Planet - Journal of the Geography, Earth and Environmental Subject Centre, 10, pp14-15.

McDermott, A.P., Witt, N.A.J. & Chudley, J. (2003) Continuing professional development needs for the marine industry. Proceedings of 6th UICEE Annual Conference on Engineering Education, Cairns, Australia, 10-14 February, pp301-304.

Sutherland, A., Witt, N.A.J. & McDermott, A.P. (2003) The impact of disability legislation on e-materials. Materials World – The Quarterly Newsletter of the National Learning Network Materials Development Program, 5, p8.

Witt, N.A.J. & McDermott, A.P. (2002) Achieving SENDA compliance for an academic website: An art or a science? Alt J: Special Edition ‘Access All Areas. University of Wales Press, pp42-49.

McDermott, A.P. (2002) Internet delivery mechanisms for the continuing professional development of the marine engineer. PhD Thesis, University of Plymouth.

Phipps, L., Witt, N.A.J. & McDermott, A.P. (2002) To logo or not to logo? Interact Learning Technology Support Service, University of Bristol, 25, p6.

McDermott, A.P., Witt, N.A.J. & Chudley, J. (2002) The marine engineer, continuing professional development and Internet based learning: the prospects for integration. The Proceedings of The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology, Part B Journal of Marine Design and Operations, No B.1, pp31-38.

Chudley, J., McDermott, A.P. And Witt, N.A.J. (2002) Data mining of marine professionals’ continuing learning activities surveys and adaptation of learning activities questionnaire. ADVANCES, EU Project number 2000-TN-10007, Doc ref D3.6A, April 2002.

McDermott, A.P., Witt, N.A.J. & Chudley, J. (2000) Internet based learning for the delivery of continuing professional development for marine engineers. Proceedings of Sixth International Conference on Modern Industrial Training, Beijing, China, 24-27 October, pp203-207.

McDermott, A.P., Witt, N.A.J., Chudley, J. & Curtis, R. (2000) Internet based learning for marine related continuing professional development. Proceedings of Eleventh Conference on Maritime Education & Training "Solving MET Issues", Malmo, Sweden, 21-25 August, pp1-18.

Hooper, J.B., Witt, N.A.J. & McDermott, A.P. (2000) Automatic student feedback and navigation simulation. Proceedings of 11th International Navigation Simulator Lecturers' Conference, Kalmar Maritime Academy, Sweden, August 14-18, pp204-212.

McDermott, A.P., Witt, N.A.J. & Chudley, J. (2000) Utilising Internet based learning for the delivery of continuing professional development for marine engineers. Proceedings of 3rd UICEE Conference on Engineering Education, Hobart, Tasmania, 9-12 February, pp353-357.

McDermott, A.P., Witt, N.A.J., Chudley, J. & Stone, M.A.H. (2000) Internet based learning for the delivery of continuing professional development for marine engineers. Proceedings of Sea Australia 2000, Sydney, Australia, 1-3 February, Section 6.4.

McDermott, A.P., Witt, N.A.J., Chudley, J. & Stone, M.A.H. (1999) Investigations into the application of Internet based learning for the delivery of continuing professional develop-ment for marine engineers. Journal of Global Engineering Education, 3, 3, pp263-272.

McDermott, A.P., Witt, N.A.J., Chudley, J. & Stone, M.A.H. (1999) Investigations into the application of Internet based learning for the delivery of continuing professional development for marine engineers. Proceedings of 1st CCEE Conference on Life Long Learning for Engineers under the theme Work Based Learning and Continuous Professional Development, Glasgow, Scotland, 23-25 May, pp56-65.