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Name Mike Lansley
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Higher Education Lecturer


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Overview of My Professional Role and Activity

I have been working as a full time teacher educator at University of Chichester since January 2009. I teach on a number of initial teacher education programmes and my areas of focus are technology and mathematics. I recently completed my MA with a dissertation examining the barriers trainee teachers face when using new technologies to support aspects of their role. I presented my research at the ITTE annual conference in 2015 and at the University’s research conference in 2016. My current area of interest is the development of children’s understanding of e-safety.

Scholar Profile

My Professional Aims and Goals

Although I am retired I continue to participate in debates, events and organisations that are relevant to the development of useful learning technologies.

My professional aims are to focus a little more on writing about the complex issues that surround the use of computing technologies in education. I am concerned that the ‘direction of travel’ for learning technology is not as I expected it to be. As a student of one of the first Cognitive Sciences courses in the UK at Sussex University in the 1970s I was exposed to a humanist model of technology, and specifically AI, which was devoted to understanding how human beings think and feel. Today I worry that the advance of technology is causing us to lose sight of the aspiration for self-understanding that informed so much of the early work on computers which is leading us instead into a world where human judgement and even talent is threatened by a new kind of automation. Teaching, along with other ‘knowledge professions’ is under threat.

My Current Professional Development Activity

I am currently a Code Club volunteer at a local primary school.

As the web editor for MirandaNet I have taken my own learning about web development and website management to new levels of understanding.

I look back on my teaching years to those workshops where I taught students how to write web pages and build simple web sites with some humility. I thought I knew what I was talking about but managing the MirandaNet site has taught me that I knew nothing!

My Qualifications and Memberships
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • MA in Education (Independent Studies), University of Sussex 1987-1989
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education, University of Sussex 1980-1981 (GTCW Registered).
  • BA (Hons): Philosophy and Cognitive Science, University of Sussex 1973-1976
  • Certificate in OnLine Education and Training, University of London, July 1992
  • DS32/33 NVQ Assessor’s Award, July 2000
  • European Computer Driving Licence, October 2003
  • Coursera Verified Certificate of Achievement (Distinction) 2013 (University of Michigan): Internet History, Technology and Security
  • Coursera Statement of Accomplishment 2013 (University of Michigan): Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Human Mind, Our Modern World.

I am currently a member of MirandaNet, Computing at School, ITTE and a registered teacher with the Education Workforce Council

My publications, papers, articles, authored web pages etc.

Longman, D. & Green, K. (2013) “Technology-supported literacy and numeracy enhancement workshops for trainee teachers”. Teacher Education Advancement Network Journal, 5, 3, (2013), 27-38

Green, K. & Longman, D. (2012) “Polling learning: technology supported formative assessment”. Teacher Education Advancement Network Journal, 4, 3 (2012)

Wan, J. & Reddy, M., Longman, D. 2011. “Understanding Student Engagement in 3D Virtual Learning Environments”. International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning (IJTEL), 3, 5, May 2011, 468-481.

Longman, D. & Green, K. (2011). “Digital Enlightenment: The Myth of the Disappearing Teacher”. CELT Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, Vol 4, 2011, 121-126.

Haslett, SK, Skellern A, Chilcott M and Longman D. (2011) “Climate change education through a blended learning Google Earth exercise.” In: S. K. Haslett, D. France, S. Gedye (eds) Pedagogy of Climate Change. HEA-GEES.

Wan, J. & Reddy, M., Longman, D. 2010. “Ensuring student engagement in 3D virtual learning environments”, In Haslett, SK and Rowlands, H (eds) Proceedings of the Newport NEXUS Conference, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Special Publication, No. 3, 2010, pp. 83-91

Longman D, Jones L, Green K and Kurzik B, “Developing Teachers of Tomorrow: Embedding online tools for professional development Newport CELT Journal, 2, 2009. Print: ISSN 1758-9258. Online: ISSN 1758-9266 (

Longman D, Jones L, Green K and Kurzik B, “Auditing and Assessing Subject Knowledge in Initial Teacher Training Using Online Methods”, Newport CELT Journal, 1, 2008. Print: ISSN 1758-9258. Online: ISSN 1758-9266 (