Michael Glover

Team: Course and Curriculum Design

Michael is an assistant course developer who works in the MOOC team who assists with developing MOOCs, and works alongside academics and CILT Learning Designers. He was a Mandela Rhodes scholar from 2013 - 2015 and has an academic background in Philosophy, Economic and Social History, and Open Education.

Michael is currently using Activity Theory to research the use of Google Forms as a stimulus for student discussions in post graduate Economic History seminars. He is also developing free open source online self-directed learning activities on how to write academic essays.

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Some recent outputs

Journal articles

L. Czerniewicz, A. Deacon, MJ Glover, S. Walji. “MOOC-making and Open Educational Practices” Journal of Computing in Higher Education. 29, no. 1 (2017): 81-97 

Papers and presentations

Czerniewicz, LGlover, MDeacon, AWalji, S. (2016) MOOCs, openness and changing educator practices: an Activity Theory case study. Paper presented a the Networked Learning Conference, Lancaster, England, 9 - 11 May 2016. 

Glover, MCzerniewicz, LWalji, SDeacon, ASmall, J. (2016) Approaches from the literature: Activity Theory, new tools and changing educators' practices. Poster for presentation at Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of Southern Africa, North West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa, 17 - 20 November 2015.

Book chapters

MJ Glover. “Animals off the menu: an ethnocentric proposal?” in Animals and Multiculturalism: Contemporary Moral and Political Debates (eds.) Luis Cordeiro-Rodrigues and Les Mitchell. Palgrave Macmillan (in press, 2017) 

MJ Glover. “ A Cattle-centred History of Southern Africa?” in People, Animals, Morality, and Marginality: Reconfiguring Wildlife Conservation in Southern Africa (eds.) Harry Wels, Marja Spierenberg, and Jan Bart Gewald. Leiden: Brill (in press, 2017)