Caroline's PhD topic examines the intersections between education, technology, and sociology, looking at students’ daily entanglements with digital tools and platforms, exploring their agency or lack of in digital spaces. She is an open education practitioner and an open researcher.
Caroline is also a mathematics teacher by trade, and she has become more and more interested in how to encourage and improve student’s voice and agency in Higher Education.
Caroline also teaches in the Institute for Education and across the university.
- Diploma, Teaching for Understanding (with a focus on student's understanding) - Harvard Graduate School of Education
- Professional Teaching Qualification (Spanish as a second language) - Cervantes Institute
- MA - University of Barcelona (Spain)
- MA - University of Simon Bolivar (Venezuela)
- BA (Hons) - Pedagogical University J.M. Siso Martinez, Venezuela
- BERA (British Education Research Association)
- Fellow - Higher Education Academy (HEA)
- ALT (Association for Learning Technology)
- SRA (Social Research Association)
- SRHE (Society for Research in Higher Education)
- GOER-GN (Global Open Educational Resources Graduate Network)
- STEM Ambassador
Other external roles
- Lead Organiser - BRLSI Young Researchers programme
- Editorial board member - International Journal for Creative Media Research
Areas of research and expertise
- Open education practice
- Digital literacies
- Research methods for social science
- Mathematics education
- Education for change
- Social theory
- Qualitative methodology
Caroline teaches on the following modules:
- Education for Change
- Changing Education
- Research Methods for Social Sciences
- Forthcoming - "Whose interest is educational technology serving? Who is included and who excluded," RIED, Iberoamerican Journal of Distance Education.
- (2017) "Are students ready to (re) design their personal learning environments? The case of the e-Dynamic.Space", Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research, v.6 (1).
- (2015) "E-Dynamic.Space: A 21st century tool to stage manage and build experience in the field of the history of mathematics" in Proceedings of the 9th Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education.
- British Society for the History of Mathematics, Queens College, Oxford
- Centre for Excellence and Teaching, National University Ireland, Galway
- 'The reality of agency in a deep, complex and networked social world' - PGCert, Goldsmith's University
- Since 2015, Caroline has volunteered on a monthly basis at BRLSI (Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution), where she works with young students (13+) that are interested in pursuing a small research project in a STEM subject. The programme aims to provide opportunities which put the young person and their interests at the centre of their own learning. Through this work, she is able to share her research journey with young researchers, while also inspiring and supporting them with their own interests and improving their research skills.
- She also collaborates with The Dot Project, a charity based in Bath that works to build tech for community and social outreach, with a focus to strengthen organisations and human connections through the conscious use of educational technology.