Shirley Hunter-Barnett

  • BSc (1st Class Hons) Information Systems with English
  • MSc E-Learning
  • PGCE
Shirley Hunter-Barnett 

Research Contact Teaching

Technology Enhanced Learning, Employability

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Shirley Hunter-Barnett
Department of Computer Science
Edge Hill University
L39 4QP

Phone: 01695 657632
Email: Shirley Hunter-Barnett
Office: THF14

  • Database Design
  • Work Related Learning
  • Systems & Business Analysis


Shirley gained a BSc 1st Class (Hons) in Information Systems from Lancaster University and went on to complete a Masters Degree in Technology Enhanced Learning at Edinburgh University (Thesis title: Is there potential to use digitally recorded comments as a form of feedback, enabling greater flexibility and enhancement to the feedback process within Higher Education?). She also has a Post Graduate Certificate of Education in Information and Communication Technology (2005).

Having been employed at Edge Hill since 2005, Shirley primarily teaches on the BSc (Hons) computing pathway. She also teaches research methods for the online MA in Management of International Higher Education. In addition to this she works as an Academic Skills tutor for widening participation with responsibility for their online course. She is also a learning and teaching fellow, a member of the university’s VaSP (Validation and Audit Standing Panel) and a former member of the Faculty Teaching and Learning Committee, serving as a TEL advisor.

External Academic Activities

Shirley is a Fellow of the of HEA (Higher Education Academy), a Member of the BCS (British Computer Society) and a Member of ELESIG (E-Learning Special Interest Group).

Research Publications

  • Hunter-Barnett S (2010) Enhancing employability through the use of ‘real users’ in computing modules SOLSTICE & CLTR 7th International conference , England 14th June 2012 [peer reviewed paper]
  • Hunter-Barnett S & Murrin-Bailey S (2011) Embedded Audio Feedback: A Tutor’s Perspective In Youssef, Y and A. Ramirez (Eds.) Social Software in Higher Education: Pedagogical Models and University Strategies, Santa Catarina, Brazil: Unisul – forthcoming
  • Hunter-Barnett S (2010) Embedded Audio Feedback: Can the use of audio feedback help students participating in online courses feel less isolated? SOLSTICE 5th International conference , England 3rd June 2010 [peer reviewed paper]
  • Hunter-Barnett S & Murrin Bailey S (2010) should audio feedback be used because it is easily available or for reasons of pedagogy?. 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education, Spain, 7-10 April. [peer reviewed paper].
  • Hunter-Barnett S & Murrin-Bailey S Is there potential to use embedded digitally recorded comments as a form of feed forward? A Word in your ear Conference, 2009, Sheffield Halam
  • Hunter-Barnett S Will the use of embedded audio feedback, help students participating in online courses feel less isolated, whilst enhancing their learner experience? ELESIG, Digital Literacy Symposium 2009, Birmingham
  • Hunter-Barnett S & Murrin-Bailey (2009) Is Audio Feedback an option? SOLSTICE 4th International conference , England 4th June 2009
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