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Name: Dr Harvey Mellar
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Harvey Mellar's early academic work was concerned with computer modelling in education and computer based collaborative learning. His present research interests are concerned with the implementation of Technology Enhanced Learning in Higher Education (and in particular the role of quality assurance and quality enhancement), formative e-assessment and the place of technology in learning and teaching Adult Basic Skills.

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Publications

Publications:

EDITED BOOKS

Mellar, H., Boohan, R., Bliss, J., Ogborn, J., Tompsett, C., (Eds) (1994) Learning with Artificial Worlds: Computer Based Modelling in the Curriculum. London, Falmer Press. 244 pages ISBN: 0-7507-0312-1.

Mayes, T., Morrison, D., Mellar, H., Bullen, P., and Oliver, M. (2009). (Eds) Transforming Higher Education through Technology-Enhanced Learning. York: Higher Education Academy. ISBN 978-1-907207-11-2. Available at: http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/assets/York/documents/ourwork/learningandtech/Transforming.pdf

PAPERS IN ACADEMIC JOURNAL AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO BOOKS

Mellar, H. and Jara, M. (2011) From Pedagogic research to embedded e-learning. In Trentin, G. and Repetto. M. (Eds) Faculty training for web enhanced learning (pp. 145-157). Hauppauge, New York: Nova Science Publishers Inc.

Mor, Y, Mellar, H., Pachler, N., Daly, C. (2011) Formative e-Assessment: case stories, design patterns and future scenarios. In Kohls, C. and Wedekind, J. (Eds) Investigations of E-Learning Patterns: Context Factors, Problems and Solutions. Hershey, PA. Information Science Publishing. ISBN 1609601440

Daly, D., Pachler, N., Mor, Y. and Mellar, H. (2010) ëExploring Formative e-Assessment: Using Case Stories and Design Patterns' Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, Volume 35 Issue 5, 619

Jara, M. and Mellar, H. (2010) 'Quality Enhancement for E-Learning Courses: The Role of Student Feedback' Computers and Education, 54, pp. 709-714. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2009.10.016

Pachler, N., Daly, C., Mor, Y. and Mellar, H (2010) 'Formative e-assessment: Practitioner cases' Computers & Education, 54, 715-721. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2009.09.032

Mellar, H., Oliver, M. and Hadjithoma-Garstka, C. (2009) 'The role of research in institutional transformation'. In Mayes, T., Morrison, D., Mellar, H., Bullen, P., and Oliver, M. (Eds) Transforming Higher Education through Technology-Enhanced Learning. York: Higher Education Academy. (pp. 164-177) ISBN 978-1-907207-11-2. Available at: http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/assets/York/documents/ourwork/learningandtech/Transforming-02.pdf

Mellar, H., and Jara, M. (2009) 'Quality assurance, enhancement and e-learning'. In: Mayes, T., Morrison, D., Mellar, H., Bullen, P., and Oliver, M. (Eds) Transforming Higher Education through Technology-Enhanced Learning. York: Higher Education Academy. (pp. 19-31) ISBN 978-1-907207-11-2. Available at: http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/assets/York/documents/ourwork/learningandtech/Transforming-12.pdf

Jara, M, and Mellar, H. (2009) Factors affecting quality enhancement procedures for e-learning courses. Quality Assurance in Education, 17, 3, pp. 220-232.† Available at: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/09684880910970632

Al-Fudail, M. and Mellar, H. (2008) 'Investigating teacher stress when using technology.' Computers and Education Vol 51/3 pp 1103-1110, Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2007.11.004. ISSN 0360-1315.

Mellar, H, Jara, M., Oliver, M., Pelletier, C. (2008) 'From Pedagogic Research to Embedded E-Learning' Reflecting Education 4, pp. 1-5.

Available at: http://www.reflectingeducation.net/index.php?journal=reflecting&page=article&op=view&path%5b%5d=50&path%5b%5d=51

Mellar, H. e-learning in Gary McCulloch, G. and Crook, D (2008)† Routledge International Encyclopedia of Education, London: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-27747-1

Jara, M and Mellar, H. (2007) 'Assuring and Enhancing the Quality of Online Courses: Exploring Internal Mechanisms in Higher Education'. European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning (EURODL). March 2007. Vol 2007/I. ISSN 1027-5207. Available at: http://www.eurodl.org/materials/contrib/2007/Jara_Mellar.htm

Rees, E., Mellar, H. and Kambouri, M. (2007) 'The potential audiences for literacy and numeracy learning via Digital TV'. In Attewell, J. and Kambouri, M. (editors) Interactive digital television for literacy and numeracy learning (pp. 11-25). ISBN 1-84572-502-6. London: Learning and Skills Network. Available at: https://www.lsneducation.org.uk/user/order.aspx?code=062519&src=XOWEB

Kambouri, M., Thomas, S. and Mellar, H. (2006) 'Playing the literacy game: a case study in adult education' Learning, Media and Technology. Volume 31 issue 4, December 2006, pp. 395-410. ISSN: 1743-9884. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17439880601022015.

Kambouri, M., Mellar, H. and Logan, K. (2006) 'Adult Learners and ICT: An Intervention Study in the UK'. In W. Nejdl and K. Tochtermann (Eds): EC-TEL, 2006, LNCS 4227. Book Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science Springer Berlin / Heidelberg. ISSN 0302-9743 Book: ëInnovative Approaches for Learning and Knowledge Sharing ISBN 978-3-540-45777-0. Pages 213-226 Online Date: Friday, September 29, 2006. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/11876663_18.

Mellar, H. and Kambouri, M, (2005) 'Observing ICT use in adult literacy, numeracy and language classrooms' Literacy and Numeracy Studies, Vol 14, No 2, pp. 61-74

Mellar, H., and Kambouri, M. (2004) 'New Technologies and Adult Literacy and Numeracy in the UK',  Ciências Humanos e Educação, Vol 5, No 1 pp. 69-74. ISSN 1518-3580

Mellar, H. and Kambouri, M. (2004) 'Learning and teaching adult basic skills with digital technology: research from the UK' in Brown, A.J. and Davis, N.E. †(Eds) Digital technologies, communities and education: World Yearbook 2004.† RoutledgeFalmer: London.† pp 131-144. ISBN: 0-415-33493-4.

Hinostroza, J.E., and Mellar, H.G. (2001) 'Pedagogy Embedded in Educational Software Design: Report of a Case Study'. Computers and Education. 37 (1) pp. 27-40. ISSN: 0360-1315.

Potter, J. and Mellar, H. (2000) 'Identifying Teachers' Internet Training Needs'. Journal of Information Technology for Teacher Education. 9(1) pp. 23-36. ISSN 0962-029X.

Hinostroza, E., Mellar, H., Rehbein, L. and Preston, C. (2000) 'Developing educational software: a professional tool perspective'. Education and Information Technologies. 5:2 pp. 103-117. ISSN 1360-2357.

Hinostroza, E. and Mellar, H. (2000) 'Teachers' beliefs about computers: report of a case study'. Journal of Educational Computing Research. 22(4) pp. 397-409. ISSN: 0735-6331.

Mellar, H. and Howell-Richardson, C. (1999) 'Techniques for analysing on-line interaction'. In Selinger, M and Pearson, J. (Eds) Telematics in Education: Trends and Issues. pp. 88-104 Oxford: Elsevier. ISBN: 0-08-042788-X.

Bliss, J., Ogborn, J., Boohan, R., Brosnan, T., Mellar, H., Sakonidis, C. (1999) 'Modelling with young students - quantitative and qualitative'. Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 10(2), pp. 69-110. ISSN 1042-1726.

Hinostroza, E. and Mellar, H. (1998) ëUn modelo de software educativo para la enseÒanza'.† Revista Frontera 1998, No 17, pp. 85-103

Hinostroza, E. Mellar, H., Rehbein, L., Hepp, P. and Preston, C. (1997)   Diseño De Software Educativo o Software Scolar?' Informatica Educativa, 10, 1 pp.57-73.

Howell-Richardson, C. and Mellar, H. (1996) 'A Methodology for the Analysis of Patterns of Participation within Computer Mediated Communication Courses'. Instructional Science, 24, pp. 47-69. ISSN 0020-4277

Mellar, H., (1994) 'Towards a Modelling Curriculum' in Mellar, H., Boohan, R., Bliss, J., Ogborn, J., Tompsett, C. (Eds) (1994) Learning with Artificial Worlds: Computer Based Modelling in the Curriculum, pp. 183- 188.† London, Falmer Press.

Ogborn, J. and Mellar, H., (1994) 'Models: Their Makers, Uses and Problems' in Mellar, H., Boohan, R., Bliss, J., Ogborn, J., Tompsett, C. (Eds) (1994) Learning with Artificial Worlds: Computer Based Modelling in the Curriculum, pp. 11-15. London, Falmer Press.

Mellar, H. and Bliss, J., (1994) 'Introduction: Modelling and Education' in Mellar, H., Boohan, R., Bliss, J., Ogborn, J., Tompsett, C. (Eds) (1994) Learning with Artificial Worlds: Computer Based Modelling in the Curriculum, pp. 1-8. London, Falmer Press.

Kay, J.J. and Mellar, H.G., (1994) 'Information Technology and new Primary School Teachers'. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 10, pp. 157-167. ISSN: 0266-4909

Steeples, C., Goodyear, P., and Mellar, H., (1994) 'Flexible Learning in Higher Education: the use of computer-mediated communications'. Computers and Education, 22, pp. 83-90. ISSN: 0360-1315

Mellar, H.G. and Jackson, A. (1994) 'The Changing Picture of IT in Post-Graduate Teacher Training'. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 10, pp. 14-23. ISSN: 0266-4909

Miller, R., Ogborn, J., Briggs, J., Brough, D., Bliss, J., Boohan, R., Brosnan, T., Mellar, H., Sakonidis, B. (1993) 'Educational Tools for Computational Modelling'. Computers and Education, 21 pp. 205-261. ISSN: 0360-1315

Mellar, H.G. and Bliss, J. (1993) 'Expressing the student's concepts versus exploring the teacher's: issues in the design of microworlds for teaching'. Journal of Educational Computing Research. 9 pp. 89-113. ISSN: 0735-6331.

Mellar, H.G. (1992) ëHistorical Explanation and Educational Computing'. History & Computing, 4, pp. 178-182. ISSN: 0957-0144.

Mellar, H.G. and Jackson, A. (1992) 'IT in post-graduate teacher training'. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 8, pp. 231-243. ISSN: 0266-4909.

Bliss, J., Ogborn, J., Boohan, R., Briggs, J., Brosnan, T., Brough, D., Mellar, H., Miller, R., Nash, C., Rodgers, C., Sakonidis, B. (1992) 'Reasoning supported by computational tools'. Computers and Education, 18, pp. 1-10. ISSN: 0360-1315.

Mellar, H.G. (1991) ëModelling students' thinking on a proportional reasoning task'. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 22, pp. 111-119. ISSN 0020-739X.

Mellar, H. G. (1990) 'Creating Alternative Realities: computers, modelling and curriculum change'. In P. Dowling and R. Noss (Eds) Mathematics versus the National Curriculum, Basingstoke: Falmer Press. (pp. 176-191) ISBN: 1850008922.

PUBLISHED RESEARCH REPORTS

Pachler, N., Mellar, H., Daly, C, Mor, Y., Wiliam, D., Laurillard, D. (2009) Scoping a vision for formative e-assessment. Available at:
http://www.jisc.ac.uk/Home/publications/documents/feasstfinalreport.aspx

Laurillard, D., Kolokitha, M., Mellar, H., Selwyn, N., Noss R. (2008) 'Learning through life: The role of technology - A report for the Foresight Mental Capital and Wellbeing Project' in Foresight Mental Capital and Wellbeing Project - Project Reports CD. URN 114-08-Fo/b. DIUS Government Office for Science Foresight Programme.

Coben, D., Crowther, J., Kambouri, M., Mellar, H., Mogey, N., Morrison, S. and Stevenson, I. (2007) Greater than the Sum... Report of the Action Research Project: The Use of ICT in Adult Numeracy Teaching in Scotland, Phase 2. London: NRDC. 70 pages. ISBN 978-1-905188-38-3. Available at: http://www.nrdc.org.uk/uploads/documents/doc_3698.pdf

Mellar, H., Kambouri, M., Logan, K., Betts, S., Nance, B., Moriarty, V. (2007) Effective Teaching and Learning: Using ICT. 71 pages. ISBN: 1-905188-28-5. London: NRDC. Available at: http://www.nrdc.org.uk/uploads/documents/doc_3347.pdf

Mellar, H., Kambouri, M., Sanderson, M., and Pavlou, V. (2004) ICT and adult literacy, numeracy and ESOL. London: NRDC. 97 pages. ISBN 0 954727401. Available at: http://www.nrdc.org.uk/uploads/documents/doc_258.pdf

PUBLISHED RESEARCH SUMMARIES

Mellar, H., Kambouri, M., Logan, K., Betts, S., Nance, B., and Moriarty, V. (2007) Effective Teaching and Learning: Using ICT. SUMMARY REPORT. 30 pages: 30. ISBN: 1-905188-33-1. London: NRDC. Available at: http://www.nrdc.org.uk/uploads/documents/doc_3348.pdf

Mellar, H., and Kambouri, M. (2003) ICT and adult literacy and numeracy. Research summary 2 pages. London: NRDC. Available at:http://www.nrdc.org.uk/uploads/documents/doc_2773.pdf

Kambouri, M. Schott, G. Thomas, S., Pavlou, V. and Mellar, H. (2003) Evaluating learndirect games for learners with skills for life needs - Research summary 6 pages. Sheffield: Ufi. Was available at: http://www.ufi.com/home/section5/7_research/ldgames.pdf .

Kambouri, M., Mellar, H., Kinsella, K and Windsor, V. (2003) Research into the effectiveness of learndirect materials and support system for learners with skills for life needs: Research Summary 6 pages. Sheffield: Ufi. Was available at: http://www.ufi.com/press/papers/IoE%20SFl%20Effectiveness.pdf .

Mellar, H., Kambouri, M., Wolf, A., Goodwin, T., Hayton, A., Koulouris, P. and Windsor, V. (2001) Using ICT to develop literacy and numeracy: Research Summary 6 pages. Sheffield: Ufi. Available at: http://archive.basic-skills.co.uk/content/documents/?FileID=1438554016


Students

Students:

PhD students:


Paizan, Delfina Cristina: Using participative design of educational technology to investigate student´s beliefs about learning English for Specific Purposes

Recently completed:

The roles of modelling and writing in learning by modelling in undergraduate geography, David Riley, 2012

Ways of experiencing Information literacy: perception and practice among Information Management postgraduate students, Susie Andretta, 2010

Hypertext composition: which activities have the potential to enhance students' awareness of the writing process? Diolete Marcante Lati Cerutti, 2009†

An exploration of teacher stress when using ICT in technology-rich classrooms, Mohammed Al-Fudail, 2008

Assuring and Enhancing the quality of on-line courses: Exploring internal mechanisms in Higher Education Institutions in England, Magdalena Jara, 2007




LKL News

Harvey Mellar is featured in the following news items:
 
DateTitle
Wednesday, 23 February 2011Formative E-Assessment - New Book Chapter
Tuesday, 12 January 2010Transforming Higher Education Through Technology Enhanced Learning
Sunday, 14 June 2009Call for Contributions
Tuesday, 10 October 2006From Pedagogic Research to Embedded e-Learning

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LKL Events

List of events at the London Knowledge Lab with Harvey Mellar:
 
DateTitle
Wednesday, 13 May 2009LKL showcase
Tuesday, 27 March 2007Introducing theory to practice in pedagogical planning
Thursday, 11 January 2007Learning design tools to support practitioners' innovation w learning technology

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