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Biography

Dr Mary Webb has developed and researched the use of digital technologies in learning and teaching since computers first appeared in schools. She taught computing/ICT and science in secondary schools and all subjects in primary schools for 13 years. Mary also worked in Hertfordshire Advisory Service providing advice and professional development on Computer Science and ICT for schools and co-ordinated the Modus Computer-Based modelling Project, developing software and curriculum materials. 

In 1998 Mary joined King's College London to run the PGCE and later also MA programmes in ICT and computing. Her teaching and research have focused on pedagogy for learning computing and for using digital technologies for learning especially in science education but also in other subjects, immersive learning environments including the use of haptics and formative assessment.

Mary's international collaborations have focused particularly on my work on the Executive of the Education Committee for the International Federation of Information Processing.

Research

  • Pedagogy for Computer Science Education
  • Technology-Mediated Learning in schools, particularly haptics (find out more here)
  • Use of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) in education and their effects on teacher education and children's learning
  • Development and use of computer-based assessments
  • Computer-based modelling in education
  • Use of digital technologies in science education 
  • Formative assessment and associated pedagogy in primary and secondary schools 
  • Machine learning and education
  • Immersive learning environments

Mary is a member of the School's Centre for Research in Education in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics with a specialism in technology-mediated learning.

Teaching

  • PGCE (computing)
  • MA STEM Education and MA Education co-ordinator for: 'Recent Developments in Digital Technologies and Education'

PhD supervision

Mary welcomes inquiries from prospective PhD students interested in researching computer science education in schools and aspects of the use of digital technologies in education especially in relation to formative assessment and immersive learning

Further information

For further details please view Mary's Research Staff Profile.