The MA DTCE , an award winning degree, is underpinned and reflected in the work and research conducted by our academic team.
Read about our core academics’ work and their professional interests.
Ms Susan Brown – Lecturer in Education and Programme Director of the MA DTCE.
Susan teaches on a range of different course units both at UG and PostGrad level.
These relate to use of multimedia tools in education, blended learning (with different technologies) in education, digital literacies, global citizenship and sustainable development.
Susan teaches across faculties.
Her research interests relate to the perceptions of technology in education and how best to approach global citizenship and sustainability education.
Susan is also interested in cross-disciplinary research and cross institutional research.
Dr Drew Whitworth – Director of Teaching and Learning Strategy at Manchester Institute of Education, Lecturer in Education
Drew had been Programme Director of the MA: Digital Technologies, Communication and Education since its launch in 2007 until 2016.
In 2012 he was recipient of a Catalyst Award from Blackboard, for ‘Communications Strategies’ in his course unit The Development of Educational Technology; the only European winner of such an award that year.
In 2013 he was named the University’s “Most Innovative Lecturer” by Manchester students.
Since 2011 Drew has been the Special Academic Adviser with general responsibility for the University of Manchester’s collaboration with the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences (www.msses.ru).
His research interests include: Critical theory and education; information practice and information literacy; visualisation and mapping of information landscapes; workplace learning and professional development; learning in communities, ans informal learning; philosophy of learning and communication (Mikhail Bakhtin, Jürgen Habermas).
You can see Drew’s publications
Dr Gary Motteram – Senior Lecturer
Gary started his professional life as a language teacher working at first in the private sector in the UK and then moving abroad to work in Libya, Mongolia and Azerbaijan.
In the early stages of his career at Manchester , Gary set up and ran the innovative MA in Educational Technology an TESOL, which while it now no longer runs has been replaced
by two different options: MA TESOL with an Educational Technology pathway and the MA DTCE with a TESOL pathway.
Gary has had considerable international experience over the course of my career working in and conducting projects in a number of different countries:
Azerbaijan, Brazil, Germany, China, Indonesia, Libya, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Tunisia.
He also has had recent experience working on and managing European projects: Lancelot, AVALON and Euroversity
His main research interests are in: technology in language education; distance teacher education and e-learning.
Dr Michael O’Donoghue – Lecturer in Education
Mike is a lecturer in the Manchester Institute of Education (MIE) and is also the Humanities New Academics Programme (HNAP) coordinator and also the Programme Director for the University’s PG Certificate in Higher Education. His research interests surround developments in teaching and learning in higher education with a special interest and experience in producing video for teaching, learning and training purposes.
Mike’s professional interests and work centre on those creative and production processes
involved in the development of abstract, academic ideas into moving image learning or teaching resources ; in particular,
on what we can do to improve the quality of these materials to achieve their intended learning outcomes.
He has been privileged to meet and video interview a number of highly esteemed broadcasters and educational thinkers in pursing this theme,
a number of which are available from his website.
Dr Amanda (Mandi) Banks Gatenby, Lecturer in Digital Technologies, Communication and Education.