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Liz Bennett is the Director of Teaching and Learning for the School of Education and Professional Development. Liz joined the University in 2005 as a Senior Lecturer and became a University Teaching Fellow in 2014. She has been Course Leader for a range of courses including MSc Technology Enhanced Learning and the masters courses in Education.  Prior to working at University of Huddersfield she worked at the Open University and University of Central Lancashire

Liz is an active member of the Association for Learning Technology, ALT. She has served as Trustee, one of the Editors of ALT’s Newsletter, and as reviewer for the annual conference. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and member of the Society for Research in Higher Education, SRHE.

She was awarded a Scoping Award from the SRHE to investigate students' responses to learner dashboards in 2017.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Critical understanding of technology within higher education teaching and learning
  • Critical understanding of learner analytical dashboards in higher education


  • Higher Education

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Research Output 2014 2019

Dashboard literacy: understanding students’ response to learning analytic dashboards

Bennett, E. & Folley, S., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Politics, Agency and Data in Networked Learning. Bonderup Dohn, N., Jandric, P., Ryberg, T. & de Laat, M. (eds.). New York: Springer

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D4 curriculum design workshops: a model for developing digital literacy in practice

Bennett, E. & Folley, S., 1 Sep 2018, Digtal Literacy Unpacked. Reedy, K. & Parker, J. (eds.). London: Facet Publishing, p. 111-122 12 p.

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Learning and teaching with technology

Bennett, E., Burton, S., Halpin, R., Iredale, A., Reynolds, C. & Youde, A., 29 Nov 2018, Teaching in Lifelong Learning: A Guide to Theory and Practice. Avis, J., Fisher, R. & Thompson, R. (eds.). 3rd ed. London: Open University Press, p. 165-180 16 p. (UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Education OUP).

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Activities 2009 2017

  • 5 Oral presentation
  • 1 Invited talk

Going into Space: Learning Using Digital Tools

Liz Bennett (Speaker)
15 Jun 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Critical Evaluation of the Features on One Student Dashboard

Liz Bennett (Speaker)
7 Dec 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

A Critical Focus on Digital Literacies

Liz Bennett (Speaker)
11 Sep 2015

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

The Case for a Curriculum Development Approach to Developing Students 'Digital Literacies'

Liz Bennett (Speaker)
9 Dec 2015

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

The Value of 'Soft Skills' for Blended Learning

Jane Wormald (Speaker), Elizabeth Bennett (Speaker), Ian Findlay (Speaker)
6 Sep 2011

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation