Higher Education Lecturer
|Country of residence||
|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.
|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||
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 (http://www3.newport.ac.uk/docstore/n/vandri01/NCJ0907%20Green%20et%20al.pdf).
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 (http://www3.newport.ac.uk/docstore/n/shasle01/NCJ0806.pdf).