Christine Sinclair

Alumni testimonial

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Christine Sinclair

My experience on the course

I joined the programme in 2006 when I was working as a lecturer in academic practice at the University of Strathclyde. I wanted to find out what it was like to be an online student - and I disovered that I loved it! 

What I'm doing now

Little did I think when I signed up as a student that I'd still be involved with the programme over 10 years later.  I graduated in 2010 and when a post was advertised in 2011, I was very keen to rejoin the students and staff on the programme and was very lucky to be appointed. I was Programme Co-Director, along with Phil Sheail, and am now an Honorary Fellow in the Digital Education team.


Some of my publications that specifically refer to the programme:

Sinclair, C. (2017) You’ve got mail: tracking and framing academic lives.  Knowledge Cultures, 5(2)  11-27

Sinclair, C. (2016) With a personal appearance from the online teacher. Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy.  1 (8). [Online]

Macleod, H., Sinclair, C., Haywood, J., Woodgate, A. (2016)  Massive Open Online Courses: Designing for the Unknown Learner. Teaching in Higher Education. 21 (1) 13-24

Sinclair, C. (2015) Students’ Perspectives on Academic Writing in the Digital Age. Techtrends 59(1) 44-49

Sinclair, C. & Macleod, H. (2015) Literally virtual: the reality of the online. In Jandrić, P. & Boras, D. (eds.) Education and the network: a critical encounter. London: Springer (also published in Croatian)

Macleod, H. and Sinclair, C. (2015) Digital Learning and the Changing Role of the TeacherEncyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory.  Springer.

Ross, J., Sinclair, C., Knox, J., Bayne, S. and Macleod, H. ( 2014). Teacher Experiences and Academic Identity: The Missing Components of MOOC Pedagogy. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 10/1

Sinclair, C. and Macleod, H. (2012) Dialogues. Eastern Surf: the reality of the virtual. In Eastern Surf: Kernel Panic Control

ional Media International. 46(2), 99-111

Savin-Baden, M. & Sinclair, C. (2011) Lurking on the Threshold: being learners in silent spaces. In R. Land & S. Bayne (eds) Digital Differences: perspectives on online education. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers

Boon, S. & Sinclair, C. (2011) Life Behind the screen: Taking the academic online. In L. Dirckinck-Holmfeld et al (eds) Exploring the Theory, Pedagogy and Practice of Networked Learning. London: Springer

Boon, S., & Sinclair, C. (2008) A World I Don't Inhabit: Disquiet and Identity in Second Life and Facebook. Educat