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Mr Tony Coughlan

Professional biography

From October 2017 – 2021, I am studying for a PhD with the Open University’s Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET), researching safer social media for educators, informed by open educational practices & online safety.

Alongside CREET, I am also a member of the Global OER Graduate Network (GO-GN), which supports PhD researchers in Open Education. My interest in open education developed during a half-time Fellowship at the Support Centre for Open Resources in Education (SCORE) between 2010 – 2012.

Since then, in 2015 I received the Open Education Consortium Creative Innovation award for my CYP-Media project, which used open educational practices (OEP) to increase access to learning in the children and young people’s sector, and had the privilege of being among JISC’s top 50 most influential HE academics on social media.

Publications

Learning from the innovative open practices of three international health projects: IACAPAP, VCPH and Physiopedia (2015-04-21)
Coughlan, Tony and Perryman, Leigh-Anne
Open Praxis, 7(2) (pp. 173-189)
A murky business: navigating the ethics of educational research in Facebook groups (2015-04)
Coughlan, Tony and Perryman, Leigh-Anne
European Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning (pp. 146-169)
When two worlds don’t collide: can social curation address the marginalisation of open educational practices and resources from outside academia? (2014-12-23)
Perryman, Leigh-Anne and Coughlan, Tony
Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2014, Article 3(2)
The realities of ‘reaching out’: enacting the public-facing open scholar role with existing online communities (2013-12)
Perryman, Leigh-Anne and Coughlan, Tony
Journal of Interactive Media in Education, Article 21
Beyond the ivory tower: a model for nurturing informal learning and development communities through open educational practices (2013-01)
Coughlan, Tony and Perryman, Leigh-Anne
Revista de Universidad y Sociedad del Conocimiento (Globalisation and Internationalisation of Higher Education), 10(1) (pp. 312-326)
Reaching out with OER: the new role of public-facing open scholar (2012-11-26)
Coughlan, Tony and Perryman, Leigh-Anne
eLearning Papers, 31, Article 31_1
Something for everyone? The different approaches of academic disciplines to Open Educational Resources and the effect on widening participation (2011-12)
Coughlan, Tony and Perryman, Leigh-Anne
Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 15(2) (pp. 11-27)
'A welcome home for identity': a learning network between children's charities and a university (2008-12)
Coughlan, Tony
Learning in Health and Social Care, 7(4) (pp. 247-250)
50,000 Facebook views from a $30 investment: CYP-Media’s use of open practices to increase access to learning in the children and young people’s sector (2016-04-12)
Coughlan, Tony and Perryman, Leigh-Anne
In : Open Education Global Conference 2016 (11-13 Apr 2016, Krakow, Poland)
Learning from the innovative open practices of three international health projects outside academia (2015-04-22)
Coughlan, Tony and Perryman, Leigh-Anne
In : Open Education Global Conference 2015 (22-24 Apr 2015, Banff, Alberta, Canada)
Are student-led Facebook groups open educational practices? (2015-04-14)
Coughlan, Tony and Perryman, Leigh-Anne
In : OER15 (14-15 Apr 2015, Cardiff)
A murky business: the ethics of conducting educational research in Facebook groups (2014-10-27)
Perryman, Leigh-Anne and Coughlan, Tony
In : 8th EDEN Research Workshop - EDENRW8: Challenges for Research into Open & Distance Learning: Doing Things Better: Doing Better Things (27-28 Oct 2014, Oxford, UK) (pp. 277-289)
When two worlds don’t collide: the marginalisation of open educational practices outside academia (2014-04-28)
Perryman, Leigh-Anne and Coughlan, Tony
In : OER14 (28-29 Apr 2014, Newcastle, UK)
The marginalisation of open educational practices outside academia (2014-04)
Perryman, Leigh-Anne and Coughlan, Tony
In : Open Educational Resources 2014 (28-29 Apr 2014, The Centre for Life, Newcastle, UK)
Using open educational resources in online welfare communities: Facebook as an arena for open scholarship across the Commonwealth (2013-11-17)
Coughlan, Tony and Perryman, Leigh-Anne
In : Seventh Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF7) (2-6 Dec 2013, Abuja, Nigeria)
Slides: Reaching out with OER: the public-facing open scholar and the benevolent academy (2013-03-27)
Perryman, Leigh-Anne and Coughlan, Tony
In : OER13: Creating a Virtuous Circle (26-27 Mar 2013, Nottingham, UK)
Reaching out with OER: the public-facing open scholar and the benevolent academy (2013-03-25)
Perryman, Leigh-Anne and Coughlan, Tony
In : OER13 (26-27 Mar 2013, Nottingham, UK)
Open Educational Practice (OEP) approaches to external collaboration: the arts, charities and business (2012)
Atkinson, Sarah; Coughlan, Tony and Martínez-Arboleda, Antonio
The Higher Education Academy, York, UK.

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