Dr Nick Pearce
(email at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Nick has had a varied academic career. He started life with a BSc in Economics before completing a MSc in Information Management and a PhD in Sociology, all from Lancaster University. He went on to work in e-science at Lancaster where he managed to combine all these interests to develop an interest in new technologies and academic practice.
Nick managed to tear himself away from Lancaster and worked on a research project for the Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University, looking at Digital Scholarship before ending up at Durham and the Foundation Centre, where he teaches Sociology, Anthropology and looks at various ways of using new technology, such as the foundation centre's facebook page and a HEA funded project to examine the use of youtube in teaching sociology.
- Pearce, Nick & Tan, Elaine (2012). Online Videos in the Classroom: Exploring the Opportunities and Barriers to the Use of YouTube in Teaching Introductory Sociology. In Using Social Media Effectively in the Classroom: Blogs, Wikis, Twitter and more. Seo, Kay Kyeong-Ju Routledge.
- Wilks, Linda & Pearce, Nick (2011). Fostering an Ecology of Openness: The role of social media in public engagement at the Open University. In Teaching Arts and Science with the New Social Media. Wankel, Charles Bingley, UK: Emerald. 3: 241-264.
Journal papers: academic
- Pearce, Nick (2010). A Study of Technology Adoption by Researchers Web and e-science infrastructures to enhance research. Information, Communication & Society 13(8): 1191 - 1206.
Journal papers: online
- Pearce, Nick (2012). Clickolage: Encouraging the Student Bricoleur through Social Media. Teaching Anthropology 2(1): 14-21.
- Pearce, Nick, Weller, Martin, Scanlon, Eileen & Kinsley, Sam (2010). Digital Scholarship Considered: How New Technologies Could Transform Academic Work. in education 16(1).