Dr Christopher Wiley, Senior Lecturer in Music at City University London, to join Turning Technologies’ Distinguished Educator Programme
Published by Hayley Enright for Livewire Public Relations in Education
Dr Christopher Wiley, Senior Lecturer in Music at City University London has been appointed as a Distinguished Educator by Turning Technologies, global leader in voting, polling and assessment systems used by schools, universities and corporations.
In his new role, Dr Wiley will be responsible for sharing with the company’s growing community of users in the UK and Europe best practice, pedagogical applications and his own experience as a music lecturer using Turning Technologies’ response technology.
As a complimentary service to selected higher education institutions, Turning Technologies will sponsor a Distinguished Educator session on their campus to help promote positive instructional practices and researched-based pedagogical uses of student response in the classroom.
Dr Wiley, who joins the Programme as the first Distinguished Educator to be appointed from the Arts and Humanities, will sit alongside world-renowned educators such as Dr Eric Mazur, Harvard Professor and creator of the highly successful peer instruction method of teaching, as well as other HE professionals from across the world.
Commenting on his appointment, Dr Chris Wiley said, “I have been using Turning Technologies’ electronic voting systems since 2008 and was awarded a University Prize for Teaching Innovation the following year for my pioneering work in this area. I was invited to join the Distinguished Educator programme following my presentation at Turning Technologies’ User Conference at Aarhus University, Denmark in June 2012. My paper, Using Electronic Voting Systems in the Arts and Humanities, argued for the largely unrecognized potential for electronic voting systems to enhance teaching in disciplines other than the sciences and business, drawing on examples from my own academic practice as well as research I have undertaken with music students on its effectiveness as a tool for learning.
“As a role centred on the provision of academic expertise for a commercial enterprise, the Distinguished Educator position also embodies City University London’s unique focus on ‘academic excellence for business and the professions’. “
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