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Dr Alison Twiner

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  • Research Associate
  • Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies
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Professional biography

I am a research associate currently working on two projects:

Writing in professional social work practice in a changing communicative landscape (WiSP)

For more information on the project please see our website: www.writinginsocialwork.com

Children's Health and Wellbeing Centre

This new centre is being developed alongside the Children's Research Centre, and will include partnership working with external organisations and agencies.

 

Research interests

Alongside my current work, I continue interests from my PhD studies around conceptualisations of multimodality and trajectories with regards to meaning-making activities and interactions.

 

Publications

Whitelock, D., Twiner, A., Richardson, J.T.E., Field, D. & Pulman, S. (2017). What types of essay feedback influence implementation: Structure alone or structure and content? Proceedings of TEA Conference 2016 [Provisional Title], Springer, (In Press).

Lillis, T., Leedham, M. & Twiner, A. (2016, November). Combining ethnography and corpus to research writing practices in social work: Challenges and opportunities in methodology, epistemology and application. Paper presented at the Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice conference, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Lillis, T., Leedham, M., Twiner, A., Moore, J. & Whitehead, M. (2016, July). ‘If it’s not written down it didn’t happen’: Social worker perspectives on contemporary writing and recording demands. Paper presented at the Joint Social Work and Education Research Conference, The Open University, England.

Whitelock, D., Twiner, A., Richardson, J.T.E., Field, D. & Pulman, S. (2015). OpenEssayist: A supply and demand learning analytics tool for drafting academic essays. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge, ACM, pp. 208–212.

Whitelock, D., Twiner, A., Richardson, J.T.E., Field, D. & Pulman, S. (2015). OpenEssayist: A supply and demand Learning Analytics tool for drafting academic essays. Paper presented at the 4th International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

Whitelock, D., Twiner, A., Richardson, J.T.E., Field, D. & Pulman, S. (2015). Feedback on academic essay writing through pre-emptive hints: Moving towards "Advice for Action". European Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning.

Twiner, A., Littleton, K., Coffin, C. & Whitelock, D. (2014). Meaning making as an interactional accomplishment: A temporal analysis of intentionality and improvisation in classroom dialogue. International Journal of Educational Research, 63, 94-106.

Whitelock, D., Twiner, A., Richardson, J.T.E., Field, D. & Pulman, S. (2014, November). OpenEssayist: Real-life testing of an automated feedback system for draft essay writing. In: #design4learning: from blended learning to learning analytics in HE, Milton Keynes, UK.

Whitelock, D., Twiner, A., Richardson, J.T.E., Field, D. & Pulman, S. (2014, November). OpenEssayist: Real-life testing of an automated feedback system for draft essay writing. Paper presented at the OU/HEA design4learning conference, The Open University, England.

Whitelock, D., Twiner, A., Richardson, J.T.E., Field, D. & Pulman, S. (2014, October). Feedback on academic essay writing through pre-emptive hints: Moving towards ‘advice for action’. Winner of ‘best research paper award’, at the 8th EDEN Research Workshop: Challenges for Research into Open and Distance Learning, Oxford, England.

Twiner, A., Coffin, C., Littleton, K. & Whitelock, D. (2011, August-September). Improvable objects, dialogue and the interactive whiteboard. Paper presented at the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction conference, Exeter, England.

Mercer, N., Gillen, J., Kleine Staarman, J., Littleton, K. & Twiner, A. (2011). Interactive whiteboards: Does new technology transform teaching? In S. Ludvigsen, A. Lund, I. Rasmussen & R. Säljö (Eds.), Learning across sites: New tools, infrastructures and practices (pp. 346-363). Oxon and New York: Routledge.

Twiner, A. (2010). Interactive whiteboards and the discourses of transformation, affordance, orchestration and participation. In Thomas, M. & Cutrim Schmid, E. (Eds.), Interactive whiteboards for education: Theory, research and practice (pp. 37-52). New York: Information Science Reference.

Gaved, M., Collins, T., Mulholland, P., Kerawalla, L., Jones, A., Scanlon, E., Littleton, K., Blake, C., Petrou, M., Clough, G. & Twiner, A. (2010). Using netbooks to support mobile learners’ investigations across activities and places. Open Learning: The Journal of Open and Distance Learning, 25(3), 187-200.

Twiner, A., Coffin, C., Littleton, K. & Whitelock, D. (2010). Multimodality, orchestration and participation in the context of classroom use of the interactive whiteboard: A discussion. Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 19(2), 211-223.

Littleton, K., Twiner, A. & Gillen, J. (2010). Orchestration with the interactive whiteboard. Pedagogies: An International Journal, 5(2), 130-141.

Twiner, A. (2009, June). Multimodality, orchestration and participation around classroom use of the interactive whiteboard: A discussion. Paper presented at Research Into Teaching with Whole-class Interactive Technologies conference, Cambridge, England.

Twiner, A., Cook, G. & Gillen, J. (2009). Overlooked issues of religious identity in the school dinners debate. Cambridge Journal of Education, 39(4), 473-488.

Cook, G., Reed, M. & Twiner, A. (2009). “But it’s all true!”: Commercialism and commitment in the discourse of organic food promotion. Text & Talk, 29(2), 151-173.

Gillen, J., Littleton, K., Twiner, A., Kleine Staarman, J. & Mercer, N. (2008). Using the interactive whiteboard to resource continuity and support multimodal teaching in a primary science classroom. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 24(4), 348-358.

Twiner, A., Banyard, P. & Underwood, J. (2007). Transition between educational sectors and discontinuities of ICT resource and pedagogy. Computers in the Schools, 24(3/4), 139-152.

Gillen, J., Kleine Staarman, J., Littleton, K., Mercer, N. & Twiner, A. (2007). A “learning revolution”? Investigating pedagogic practice around interactive whiteboards in British primary classrooms. Learning, Media and Technology, 32(3), 243-256.

Twiner, A., Gillen, J., Kleine Staarman, J., Littleton, K. & Mercer, N. (2007, September). Orchestration with the interactive whiteboard: Provisionality and permanence. Paper presented at the Association of Learning Technologies conference, Nottingham, England.

Littleton, K., Twiner, A., Gillen, J., Kleine Staarman, J. & Mercer, N. (2007, August). Orchestration with the Interactive Whiteboard. Paper presented at the European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction conference, Budapest, Hungary

Cook, G., Twiner, A. & Gillen, J. (2007, September). ‘But it’s all true!’: Ideology and technology in the discourse of food promotion. Paper presented at the British Association of Applied Linguistics Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Gillen, J., Kleine Staarman, J., Littleton, K., Mercer, N. & Twiner, A. (2006, April). A “learning revolution”? Investigating pedagogic practices around interactive whiteboards in British primary classrooms. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association conference, San Francisco, America.

Underwood, J., Dillon, G., Farnsworth, B. & Twiner, A. (2007). Reading the road: The influence of age and sex on child pedestrians' perceptions of road risk. British Journal of Psychology, 98(1), 93-110.

Banyard, P., Underwood, J. & Twiner, A. (2006). Do enhanced communication technologies inhibit or facilitate self-regulated learning? European Journal of Education, 41(3&4), 473-489.

Beishuizen, J., Van Boxel, P., Banyard, P., Twiner, A., Vermeij, H. & Underwood, J. (2006). The introduction of portfolios in Higher Education: A comparative study in the UK and the Netherlands. European Journal of Education, 41(3&4), 491-508.

Publications

Combining ethnography and corpus to research writing practices in social work: challenges and opportunities in methodology, epistemology and application (2016-11)
Lillis, Theresa; Leedham, Maria and Twiner, Alison
In : ALAPP 2016 (Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice Conference) (3-5 Nov 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark)
‘If it’s not written down it didn’t happen’: Social worker perspectives on contemporary writing and recording demands (2016-07)
Lillis, T.; Leedham, M.; Twiner, A.; Moore, J. and Whitehead, M.
In : Joint Social Work Education and Research Conference (JSWEC) 2016 (15th July 2016, Milton Keynes)

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