The teaching excellence of a leading education technology academic has been recognised with the award of a prestigious fellowship.
Dr Kevin Burden, whose work on the use of cutting edge technology in education is recognised internationally, has been granted the acclaimed Higher Education Academy’s Fellowship.
It is awarded in recognition of ‘excellent professional development’ and is an internationally-recognised badge of success.
Dr Burden is the Director of the Taught Doctorate in Education (EdD) at the University of Hull and is also a Reader in Educational Technology in its Faculty of Education.
He is a leading authority on educational technology and is currently leading a European funded Erasmus+ project looking at ways in which teachers of the future will work in the new digital era and its impact on higher education.
“The HEA is the national body for enhancing learning and teaching in higher education. It is committed to excellent learning and teaching, which makes this Fellowship so important to me,’ he commented.
Dr Burden leads the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) research group and has a key responsibility for promoting and embedding the use of digital technologies in teaching and learning across schools, colleges and universities.
He taught in various secondary schools across the country for 19 years before joining the University of Hull in 1999.
He completed an MA at the Institute of Education, University of London, in 1986 and completed his PhD thesis in 2012 at the University of Hull, exploring the transformative impact of Web 2.0 technologies on teachers’ professional learning.