Mr Peter Holdridge
BSc (Bradford), MEd (Sheffield)
Associate University Teacher
|Telephone (UK):||0114 222 2698|
|Telephone (International):||+44 114 222 2698|
Peter Holdridge originally studied to be an Environmental Scientist (BSC Bradford University, 1999) before branching out into Environmental Journalism and Web Journalism here at the University of Sheffield. He was awarded a Masters in Education for distance and online learning (University of Sheffield, 2006) and subsequently specialised in teaching and researching in Educational Informatics and Multimedia Web Technologies here at the iSchool.
My experience in the fields of educational, web and search technologies provides me a broad range of modules on which I can focus my knowledge. It is imperative that we work to promote students awareness to the way web-based education systems and information systems work in order that they are properly equipped to utilise these resources effectively in the workplace.
I teach primarily though lectures, led practical sessions and tutorials though more frequently these sessions are taught in a non-traditional manner in order to enhance the learning experience. I also supervise projects and dissertations in educational informatics and greatly enjoy these experiences that often result in interesting and exciting new avenues of research.
I am involved in or teach on many of the modules available here at the iSchool, but focus most heavily on the following modules:
- INF6011 Educational Informatics
- INF6012 & INF213 Designing Usable Websites
- INF6019 Digital Multimedia Libraries
- GSC6000 Information Management
- INF6901 Essential Computing Skills
- INF208 Digital Multimedia
- INF201 Information Management in the Learning Organisation
Educational Informatics and e-Learning - including the creation/application of learning technologies within WebCT Vista. Accounting for cognitive style in networked learning systems.
- Member of the Faculty e-Learning Group for the Social Sciences
- Departmental Learning Technology Coordinator
- Module coordinator for
- INF208 – Digital Multimedia
- INF6901 – Essential Computing Skills
Gorrell, G., Ford, N. Eaglestone, B, Madden, A. and Holdridge, P. (2010). Countering Method Bias in Questionnaire-Based User Studies. Journal of Documentation.
Gorrell, G., Madden, A., Holdridge, P., Eaglestone, B. and Ford, N. (2010). Metacognitive Skills of Web Searchers: Results from an Observational Study. Journal of Documentation.
Cox, Andrew M., Vasconcelos, A.C. and Holdridge, P. (2009). Diversifying assessment through multimedia creation in a non-technical module: the MAIK project. Journal of Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 34(6).
Gorrell, G., Eaglestone, B., Ford, N., Holdridge, P. and Madden, A. (2009). Towards “metacognitively aware” IR systems: an initial user study. Journal of Documentation, 65(3), 446-469
Eaglestone, B. Ford, N., Holdridge, P. & Carter, J. (2008). Are cognitive styles an important factor in the design of electroacoustic music software? Journal of New Music Research, 37(1), 77-85.
Eaglestone, B., Ford, N., Holdridge, P., Carter, J., and Upton, C. (2008). Cognitive Styles and Computer-Based Creativity Support Systems: Two Linked Studies of Electro-acoustic Music Composers. In Computer Music Modeling and Retrieval. Sense of Sounds: 4th international Symposium, CMMR 2007, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 27-31, 2007. Revised Papers, R. Kronland-Martinet, S. Ystad, and K. Jensen, Eds. Lecture Notes In Computer Science, vol. 4969. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, 74-97.
Eaglestone, B., Ford, N., Holdridge, P, Carter, J. (2007). Are cognitive styles an important factor in the design of electroacoustic music software? International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), Copenhagen [winner of the Journal of New Music Research best paper award of the International Computer Music Conference 2007].
Holdridge, P. (2007). Implementing Learning Objects: a study into the perceptions and preparedness within Northern University. MEd Thesis, University of Sheffield 09/06.