My name is Vic Lally and I'm a lecturer in Education in the Division of
Education at the University of Sheffield, UK. Among other things I have
previously worked as a botanical researcher, as a secondary school teacher
and as National In-service Coordinator for the Biotechnology in Schools
Project 1986 - 1990 (UK).
I am currently Director of the Master's Degree in Science Education (by
distance learning) in this University and also teach on the Postgraduate
Certificate in Education. My interests include science education, the use
of computers in education, the use of the Internet in teaching and
research, and action research. One of my current research projects is
investigating the use of electronic mail to support distance learners on
our Master's Degree programmes.
I have contacts at the University of Western Cape, SA and University of
Natal, SA. I visit both institutions and have recently been in discussion
with colleagues in both places about research projects using computers and
networks (particularly the Internet) in education projects in SA. I am
also interested in collaborating with folks who want to do this kind of
research in other parts of Africa. I started with SA because this
university has research links there. I presented a paper at the Conference
on Computer Assisted Education and Training in Developing Countries in
Pretoria, October 1994.
It seems important to me that Africa develops rapidly in the area of
networking and computer assisted learning, but there are many issues which
I'm keen to discuss!
* Vic Lally
* Curriculum and Pedagogy Research Centre
* University of Sheffield
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