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Name Professor Sally Barnes
Job title Professor of Doctoral Education
Department School of Education University of Bristol
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Qualifications MPhil(Open), PhD(Bristol)
Professional details
Keywords learning process
child language
language acquisition
impact of technology on the classroom
teaching process
computer supported collaborative learning
distance education
Areas of expertise Biography

I am a quantitative researcher with an interest in how appropriate technology can be used to enhance the learning process in both face-to-face and at a distance scenarios. I originally came to Bristol to work on the acquisition of child language with the Language Development Project (directed by Gordon Wells). Since then my work has focussed on individual differences in children’s language acquisition (MPhil) and adults learning to use computers (PhD).

My current projects revolve around the use of digital video technology to better understand the holistic impact of technology on the classroom (funded by the ESRC). Recent projects include the evaluation of the Rollout of the NGfL in 10 Pathfinder LEAs (funded by BECTa)

Research Interests

The integration of technology into the teaching and learning process; Computer supported collaborative learning in distance education;