Uwe Richter

Associate Professor and Academic Lead: Distance and Online Learning

Location: Cambridge

Research Supervision:Yes

Uwe is Associate Professor and Academic Lead: Distance and Online Learning at Anglia Learning & Teaching. He supports, develops and leads on the development of distance and online learning as well as Team-Based Learning (TBL).

uwe.richter@aru.ac.uk

01223 698 092

@technomatti

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Background

He leads institution-wide initiatives, including virtual learning, virtual learning communities, and learning in groups and teams. Uwe works with the Anglia Learning and Teaching team on technology-enhanced learning, assessment, pedagogic research, and facilitation in active collaborative learning. His current research interests lie in the field of learning and teaching with a particular focus on active collaborative learning, technology-enhanced and distance learning.

Uwe started his career teaching German language and culture at several institutions, including secondary, adult, and higher education. More recently, he taught on the distance learning PGCert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education and other Education modules for over 10 years. Uwe is a Senior Fellow of AdvanceHE. 

Research interests

  • Technology-enhanced learning, teaching and assessment
  • Online distance learning
  • Team-Based Learning (TBL)
  • Assessment and feedback
  • Inclusive and accessible learning

Areas of research supervision

Postgraduate Research Supervision

Teaching

(Until 2019)

  • Specialist Studies in Learning and Teaching (Learning and Teaching Using Learning Technologies theme) (PGCE/PGDE/ MA Education)
  • Enhancing Learning and Teaching through Reflective Practice (PGCert Learning & Teaching in Higher Education/MA Education)
  • Developing Assessment for Learning (PGCert Learning & Teaching in Higher Education/MA Education)

Qualifications

  • Since 2011 – Studying on EdD (Institute of Education, University College London)
  • 1999 – MSc IT and Learning (Lancaster University)
  • 1989 – 1st Staatsexamen (M.Ed.) German and Geography (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany)

Awards

Vice Chancellor's Award (Team) 
October 2020, Anglia Ruskin University 
The VC Award was awarded by Anglia Ruskin University to a staff development team lead by Dr Simon Pratt-Adams for "the planning and delivery of the Course Design Intensives, in a very tight timescale, and which has transformed our culture and education offer, supporting course teams to implement the Active Curriculum" [citation] 
The Course Design Intensives is a degree course/programme level curriculum design and development process, to support programme/course teams to implement the university’s Education Strategy and to embed active collaborative, student-centred learning into the curriculum. 

Anglia Ruskin University Teaching Fellowship (ARUTF) 
May 2019, Anglia Ruskin University 
"The panel was particularly impressed by the clear evidence in your claim of your consistent engagement with learning, teaching and assessment related activity over many years, your leadership of learning and teaching enhancements here at Anglia Ruskin, and your support for colleagues." [citation] 

Vice Chancellor's Award (Team) 
March 2018, Anglia Ruskin University 
"Acknowledgement of my team's exceptional contribution to Anglia Ruskin's corporate ambitions" [citation]. 
The award was given for exceptional service in the pedagogic implementing of a new virtual learning environment (Canvas) across the whole university within a short time period. I led a team consisting of Faculty Directors of Learning, Teaching and Assessment from initial requirements, procurement, set up, staff development, roll-out and evaluation. 

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Since 2019 – ALT East England (Vice Chair/Secretary)
  • Since 2018 – Board member of the European Team-Based Learning Community 
  • Since 2013 – Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Since 2007 – Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Associate Member of Association of Learning Technology
  • Member of Heads of eLearning Forum for UK Universities (HELF)

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • Member of various approval panels of HE degrees 
  • External Examiner (German), Westminster University, London (2004–08)
  • External Examiner (German), University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (1999–2001)

Selected recent publications

Journal Articles and Conference Proceedings

Berkson, R., Richter, UM., Veerabhatla, S., & Zasiekina, L., 2020. Experiences of Students with Communication Related Disabilities in the TBL Classroom. East European Journal of Psycholinguistics, 7(1). https://doi.org/10.29038/eejpl.2020.7.1.ber

McNeil, J., Borg, M., Kerrigan, M., Waller, S., Richter, U., Berkson, R., Tweddell, S. and McCarter, R., 2019. Scaling up Active Collaborative Learning for Student Success. Final Report. Nottingham Trent University. https://aclproject.org.uk/draft-scaling-up-active-collaborative-learning-for-student-success-report/  

Richter, UM. and Berkson, B., 2019. Can Active Collaborative Learning Improve Equality? The European Conference on Education 2019: Official Conference Proceedings, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR). Available at: https://papers.iafor.org/submission51859/

Richter, UM., 2019. You Said, We Did: Students And Staff Informing The Adoption Of A New Virtual Learning Environment (Canvas) Towards Active Student-Centred Learning. 13th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, IATED Publications. Available at: https://library.iated.org/view/RICHTER2019YOU 

Richter, UM. and Berkson, B., 2018. Increasing Student Engagement in their learning through scaling up active collaborative learning. INTED 2018. Available at: https://library.iated.org/view/RICHTER2018INC

Richter, UM., 2013. Defining Effectiveness in Technology-Enhanced Learning and Teaching Practice – an initial exploration. Networks. Cambridge / Chelmsford: Anglia Learning & Teaching, Anglia Ruskin University. Available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/349641064_Defining_Effectiveness_in_Technology-Enhanced_Learning_and_Teaching_Practice_-an_initial_exploration

Richter, UM. and Rivera Macias, B., 2011. Anglia Ruskin Case Study for QAQE e-Learning Toolkit. Report on the QA-QE SIG funded Case Study to Pilot the e-Learning Toolkit. QAQE SIGhttps://www.academia.edu/1578582/Anglia_Ruskin_Case_Study_for_QAQE_e_Learning_Toolkit

Richter, UM. 2010. Tailoring a bespoke Virtual Learning Environment with the support of the JISC e-Learning programme. JISC. Available at: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/elearning/elearningcommsevaluation.aspx

Richter, UM, Rivera-Macias, B. and Lilly, J., 2010. Using feedback to promote learning: student and tutor perspectives. Practitioner Research in Higher Education. 4 (1), p 30-40.  University of Cumbria. Available at: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1342/

Richter, UM. and Rivera-Macias, B., 2009. Whose interests count? The university under pressure to keep abreast of national developments in technology-enhanced learning. ELiSS, 1 (3), 1-32. Available at: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.11120/elss.2009.01030007

Richter, UM, Guard, N. and Waller, S., 2003. Portfolio Assessment in Web-site Design and Development. In: Fay M (ed) Learning from Languages. Preston: TransLang/University of Central Lancashire. 

Richter, UM, 2003. Portfolio Assessments. The Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies. Available at: https://www.llas.ac.uk/resources/gpg/1441

Wisker, G., Waller, S., Richter, U., Robinson, G., Trafford, V., Wicks, K. and Warnes, M., 2003. On nurturing hedgehogs: Developments online for distance and offshore supervision. Research and Development in Higher Education: Learning for an Unknown Future, 26. HERDSA. https://www.herdsa.org.au/publications/conference-proceedings/research-and-development-higher-education-learning-unknown-6  

Richter, UM., 2001. An Exploration of Using Web Enhanced Teaching and Online Communication in a Conventional Context. Fifth Romanian Internet Learning Workshop, 'Internet as a Vehicle for Teaching,' An ERASMUS International Conference. 

Richter, UM., 2000. Academic Cultural Briefing (German). LARA (FDTL): Oxford Brookes University. 

Richter, UM., 2000. Using the Internet for Teaching and Learning: A model for In-Class delivery. The Fourth Romanian Internet Learning Workshop, 'Internet as a Vehicle for Teaching,' An ERASMUS International Conference. 

Books and book chapters

Richter, UM, Veerabhatla, S. and Zasiekina, L., 2021. Managing and Facilitating Student Learning in Teams in Higher Education. IN Padilla Rodriguez, B. C. and Armellini, A. (eds) Cases on Active Blended Learning in Higher Education. IGI Global, pp. 149-171. https://www.igi-global.com/chapter/managing-and-facilitating-student-learning-in-teams-in-higher-education/275678

Berkson, R., Richter, UM., 2020. Increasing student engagement in their learning through active collaborative learning. Chapter 2. IN Pratt Adams, S., Richter, U. and Warnes, M., 2020. Innovations in Active Learning in Higher Education. E-book, Falmer, UK: University of Sussex Library. https://doi.org/10.20919/9781912319961

Berkson, R., Richter, UM., 2020. Barriers to Scaling Up Active Collaborative Learning. Chapter 7. IN Pratt Adams, S., Richter, U. and Warnes, M., 2020. Innovations in Active Learning in Higher Education. E-book, Falmer, UK: University of Sussex Library. https://doi.org/10.20919/9781912319961

Pratt Adams, S., Richter, U. and Warnes, M., 2020. Innovations in Active Learning in Higher Education. E-book, Falmer, UK: University of Sussex Library. https://doi.org/10.20919/9781912319961  

Richter, UM., 2004. Minorities in Britain, France and Germany. IN: Compston H (ed) Handbook of Public Policy in Europe: Britain, France and Germany. p 342-35. Palgrave Macmillan UK. Available at: https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9781403902917  

Richter, UM., 2003. Integrating Web-based learning into the curriculum: From resources to web-based courses. IN: Nistor, English, Wheeler (eds) Towards the Virtual University, International E-Learning Perspectives. p 199-218. Age Publishing. Available at: https://www.infoagepub.com/products/Towards-the-Virtual-University 

Richter, UM, 1988. Die Entwicklung der Freiburger Sprache (Sprachwandel). IN Pörksen, U.: Städtische Umgangssprache und Sprachmilieus. p 1-16. Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg.

Reports and other publications

McNeil, J., Borg, M., Kerrigan, M., Waller, S., Richter, U., Berkson, R., Tweddell, S. and McCarter, R., 2019. Scaling up Active Collaborative Learning for Student Success. Final Report. Nottingham Trent University. https://aclproject.org.uk/draft-scaling-up-active-collaborative-learning-for-student-success-report/

Anglia Ruskin University, 2018. UCISA Tel Survey: Case Studies 2018. IN; Walker, R., Voce, J., Jenkins, M., Strawbridge, F., Barrand, M., Hollinshead, L., Craik, A., Latif, F., Sherman, S., Brown, V. and Smith, N. (2018). 2018. Survey of Technology Enhanced Learning for Higher Education in the UK. Oxford: Universities and Colleges Information Systems Association (UCISA). Available at: https://www.ucisa.ac.uk/-/media/Files/UCISA/Publication-files/Case-studies/TEL-Case-Studies-2018.pdf?la=en  

Anglia Ruskin University, 2018. Five Days of Digital Literacy (5DODL). IN: Kluzer, St. and Pujol, P., 2018. DigComp into Action: Get inspired, make it happen. A user guide to the European Digital Competence Framework. Publications Office of the European Union. Available at: https://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC110624

Anglia Ruskin University: Implementation Digital Literacy. IN: Kluzer, St. and Pujol, P., 2018. DigComp into Action: Get inspired, make it happen. A user guide to the European Digital Competence Framework. Publications Office of the European Union. Available at: https://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC110624

Anglia Ruskin University. 2012 UCISA case study 2012. IN: UCISA Report: 2012 Survey of Technology Enhanced Learning: case studies. Oxford: UCISA.