Dr. Peter Williams
Lecturer in ICT and eLearning
Deputy Head of School.
Peter taught in primary schools in Lancashire and Leicestershire
before posts as deputy headteacher and local authority advisory
teacher for ICT in North Yorkshire. His experience in higher
education includes leading a social and cultural studies degree,
leading a higher education staff development programme, and
designing and managing a pioneering EU-funded online management
course for the local business community. Peter is a University
Teaching Fellow and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
In addition to undergraduate teaching, Peter contributes to the
Doctor of Education (EdD) programme and supervises several PhD
students researching into technology enhanced
learning in schools and universities.
Peter was entered into the University's Research Assessment
Exercise submission for Education in 2007. He is the departmental
Research Coordinator, and has membership of the Faculty of
Education Research Committee and the Research Degrees
Committee. He serves on the Editorial Review Board of the
International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching
Technologies, the Editorial Board of
Education and the Editorial Board of
His research interests include ICT in Education, the design of
interactive learning environments, and developments in eLearning
and eAssessment. His doctoral dissertation specialised in
management issues for eLearning in universities, and this has been
the focus of recent publications. As a member of the Faculty
Technology Enhanced Learning group he is currently conducting
research into new media to enhance the student learning
- Williams, P. (2012) Squaring the Circle: a new alternative to
alternative assessment, Teaching in Higher Education (in
- Williams, P., Wray, J., Farrall, H. & Aspland, J. (2012)
Fit for Purpose: examinations are failing undergraduates with
learning difficulties. Might eAssessment help? Assessment &
Evaluation in Higher Education (in review).
- Williams, P. (2009) ‘Beyond Control: will blended
learning subvert national curricula?’ in E. M. W. Ng (Ed.)
Comparative Blended Learning Practices and Environments,
Information Science Reference, Hershey, Pennsylvania.
- Williams, P. (2008) 'Leading Schools in the Digital Age: a
clash of cultures', School Leadership and Management, Vol.
28, No. 3.
- Williams, P. (2008) ‘Assessing context based learning: not only
rigorous but also relevant’, Assessment & Evaluation in
Higher Education, Vol. 33, No. 5.
- Williams, P. (2007) ‘Valid knowledge: the economy and the
academy’, Higher Education, Vol. 54, No. 4.
- Williams, P. (2006) ‘Plotting Virtuality: dimensions of
eLearning Space’, Chapter 8 in D.S.Preston & T.H.Nguyen (eds.)
Virtuality and Education: A Reader, Rodopi: Amsterdam/New
- Williams, P. (2005) ‘Lessons from the future: ICT scenarios and
the education of teachers’, Journal of Education for Teaching:
International Research and Pedagogy, Vol. 31, No. 4.
- Ducrotoy, J-P, Shastri, S. & Williams, P. (2000) 'Coastal
Sciences and Management: the need for networking in higher
education', Ocean & Coastal Management, Vol. 43, Nos.
- Williams, P. (2000) 'Web-based Learning: Size Matters',
Second International Conference on Networked Learning:
- Williams, P. & Rastall, P. (1997) 'Courses for Horses:
matching provision to changing needs in an IT entitlement programme
for first-year students', Electronica, Association for
- Williams, P. (1997) 'Using the Internet to Support
Environmental Education in Universities', With Rivers to the
Sea: Interaction of Land Activities, Fresh Water and Enclosed
Coastal Seas, Seventh Stockholm Water Symposium / Third
International Conference on the Environmental Management of
Enclosed Coastal Seas, Stockholm.
- Williams, P. (1996) 'Resourcing for the Future? Information
Technology Provision and Competency Questions for School-based
Initial Teacher Education', Journal of Information Technology
for Teacher Education, Vol.5 No.3.
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