Alex Bell

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Dr Alex Bell PhD (Lancs), MSc, PGCert UTL (UNN), MA (Open), BEng (Cardiff)

Senior Lecturer in Business and Digital Learning

Tel: +44 (0) 1267 676623

Programme Manager for online MBA Masters in Business Administration and for the MA Technology Enhanced Learning. Lead on the development of Technology Enhanced Learning provision across all disciplines.

Alex began his experience as a lecturer at Newcastle Business School where his interests in business learning and the use of technology in business began. He has been a senior lecturer in business at Carmarthen for 14 years where he is the online learning postgraduate programme leader for the MBA and MA TEL. He completed a PhD in Technology Enhanced Learning at the Centre for Advanced Learning Technology CSALT and continues to focus on how Technology changes how we live work and learn.

Teaching areas are related to eCommerce, Digital Marketing, Digital Learning and Technology in the workplace.

Alex’s research interests relate to eLearning and how in particular professional practice can be mediated through digital communication technologies. He is currently supervising doctoral students in the area of factors that influence innovation adoption of technologies, such as SMART technologies by consumers.  Alex would currently be interested in online learning or eLearning research ideas.

Alex has been involved in several International research projects spanning Europe and North Africa.  He is currently the project manager for the European transfer of innovation project: VocTEL (Vocational Technology Enhanced Learning) and has recently run an International conferencefor vocational TEL in Athens.

Emanuel, L. & Bell (2015) Collaborative online learning experiences from the VocTEL project. International GUIDE conference 2015, Fachhochschule Technikum, Vienna.

Bell, A. & Emanuel, L. (2015) BUILDING A LEARNING COMMUNITY IN THE VOCTEL PROJECT, INTED 2015, 9th International Technology Education and Development Conference, March 3, 2015, Valencia, Spain.

Bell, A. & Emanuel, L. (2014) The VocTEL Project: Developing a curriculum for innovative learning, , 6th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, 7-9 July, 2014, Barcelona, Spain

Bell, A. & Emanuel, L. (2013) Vocational Technology Enhanced Learning: Developing a European model for postgraduate level online training, 6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, 18-20 November, 2013, Seville, Spain

Emanuel, L. & Bell, A. (2013) What's missing from the heritage classroom? Seeking authenticity in an online space. - Strengthening European higher education in Heritage and Cultural Tourism, Erasmus Mundas: 204589-1-2011-IT. University of Fez, Tunisia.

Bell, A., Emanuel, L., Őberg, H. & Zhekova, R (2012) ‘RE:ACT Evaluating the emergent model for online informal learning and eCommunity development, Proceedings of the EDULEARN Conference, Barcelona, Spain.

Bell, A. & Oberg, H. (2012) ‘Researching lived experience in technology enhanced learning, Networked Learning 2012, Maastricht.

Bell, A., Emanuel, L., Őberg, H. & Zhekova, R. (2011) ‘RE:ACT an emergent model for practitioner based online learning’ Proceedings of International Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Bell, A., Emanuel, L. & Samuel, A. (2011) ‘Practitioner designed online learning: Preaching what you practice’ Proceedings of the International Conference on Technology Education and Development, Valencia, Spain.

Bell, A., Parchoma, G. & Zenios, M., (2010). Undergraduate experiences of coping with networked learning: Difficulties now, possibilities for the future. In 7th International Conference on Networked Learning. Aalbourg, Denmark.

Bell, A., & Samuel, A. (2009) Engaging the rural in sharing environmental ‘know how’: Insights into small to medium enterprises’ experiences of social networking, 4th Luneberg International Workshop on Networks & Sustainability, Luneberg, Germany.

Parchoma, G., Joannidou, S., Bonzo, J., Themelis, C., Bell, A., Davis, J., ... & Avery, B. (2009). Community Development of a Philosophy-in-Practice for a Networked Learning Module. In World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (Vol. 2009, No. 1, pp. 3055-3060). Vancouver, Canada.

Alex has been an external examiner at Northumbria University, Loughborough University and Leeds Metropolitan University.  He has also been a member of the society for research in higher education for some time and has been an associate lecturer with the Institute for Education Technology for 10 years.