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Academic Biography

Ryan Williams is studying a PhD in Education, investigating how social media platforms can be used as a classroom resource. He was awarded a First Class Honours in Applied Sports Science from Teesside University in 2014. 

Ryan has worked on numerous digital marketing campaigns for companies in the FMCG sector.

Research interests

  • Social Media and Student Engagement
  • 21st Century Learning
  • Technology Enhanced Learning
  • Contemporary Issues in Practitioner Education
  • School Policy

Research Projects & External Funding

Ryan is investigating whether Twitter can be used as an educational resource in secondary classrooms. The PhD research will aim to develop a framework for educators when social media platforms are used in learning contexts. Ryan’s wider goal and project is to create paperless classrooms in mainstream education.

Some of Ryan’s previous research projects include: 

  • An exploration into group feedback
  • Mix-pair-share: how effective is Kagan’s approach with KS3 pupils?
  • The Effectiveness of Positive Self-Talk, Imagery and Confidence Profiling as Confidence Interventions on Amateur Athletes Perceptions of Self-Confidence

Enterprise Interest and Activities

As part of Ryan's PhD journey, he will discuss education technology (EdTech) and the move towards a paperless classroom on https://iiteducation.co.uk.

Ryan is an active member of Twitter and will be microblogging any relevant research.

 

 

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor, Teesside University

External positions

Marketing Manager, Imperial Brands

1 Jan 2020 → …

Project Manager , Sheffield Hallam University

15 Feb 201831 Dec 2019

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Imagery (Psychotherapy) Medicine & Life Sciences
social media Social Sciences
Athletes Medicine & Life Sciences
pupil Social Sciences
conversation Social Sciences
news Social Sciences
Track and Field Medicine & Life Sciences
disinformation Social Sciences

Research Output 2019 2020

  • 2 Other contribution

Technophobes versus technophiles: understanding the enemy’s position through reflection

Williams, R., 3 Jan 2020, International Professional Development Association.

Research output: Other contribution

Open Access
conversation
confidence

Fake News: the failures of big tech and education

Williams, R., 30 Jul 2019

Research output: Other contribution

Open Access
File
pupil
news
disinformation
network society
social media