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Dr Marion Janis Hall

Profile summary

  • Visiting Informal Academic
  • Honorary Associate
  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • School of Environment, Earth & Ecosystem Sciences
  • marion.hall

Professional biography

I worked at the Open University from 1982 to 2014, first in the Faculty of Science and then (from 2005) in the Faculty of Health and Social Care. I retired in July 2014 and am currently an Honorary Associate in the Department of Environment, Earth & Ecosystems in the Science Faculty.

For more information about my background, experience, teaching and research, see my personal website.

Research interests

I continue to carry out research as an Honorary Associate in the Faculty of Health and Social care.  My research interests lie in two main areas:

  • e-learning
  • animal behaviour and evolution

My current research interests lie in the areas of digital literacy and the integration of shared resources into modules. I am joint leader of the EADDLS (Evaluating Approaches to Developing Digital Literacy Skills) project.  More information is available on the EADDLS project website.

In the past, I have looked at the use of multimedia to teach science and studied the behaviour of red deer, peacocks and bushcrickets! Since my retirement, I have returned to bushcricket research.

More information about my research and a list of selected publications can be found on my personal website.

 

Teaching interests

During my OU career, I contributed materials to modules on health and social care, animal behaviour, evolution, animal physiology, human neurophysiology, and the environment.

More information about my teaching can be found on my personal website.

Research Activity

Research groups

NameTypeParent Unit
FHSC Teaching and Learning Research GroupResearch GroupFaculty of Health and Social Care

Publications

Student experiences and perceptions of digital literacy skills development: engaging learners by design? (2013-08-16)
Hall, Marion; Nix, Ingrid and Baker, Kirsty
Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 11, Article 258(3) (pp. 207-225)
Tracking the speckled bushcricket, Leptophyes punctatissima: monitoring the position of individuals around the clock and in three dimensions (2010-10)
Hall, Marion
Antenna: Bulletin of the Royal Entomological Society, 34(4) (pp. 185-186)
The multimedia brain (1995-12)
Hall, Marion and Robinson, David
Active Learning, 3 (pp. 36-41)
Multiple mating in a lekking bird: why do peahens mate with more than one male and with the same male more than once? (1992-11)
Petrie, Marion; Hall, Marion; Halliday, Tim; Budgey, Helen and Pierpoint, Chris
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 31(5) (pp. 349-358)
Social organization in an enclosed group of red deer (Cervus elaphus L.) on Rhum. II. Social grooming, mounting behaviour, spatial organization and their relationships to dominance rank (1983)
Hall, Marion
Zeitschrift für Tierpsychologie, 61(4) (pp. 273-292)
Social organization in an enclosed group of red deer (Cervus elaphus L.) on Rhum. I. The dominance hierarchy of females and their offspring (1983)
Hall, Marion J.
Zeitschrift für Tierpsychologie, 61(3) (pp. 250-262)
Mother–offspring association in red deer (Cervus elaphus L.) on the Isle of Rhum (1979-05)
Guinness, Fiona E.; Hall, Marion J. and Cockerill, Rosemary A.
Animal Behaviour, 27(2) (pp. 536-544)
Sound Signalling in Orthoptera (2002-12-16)
Robinson, David J. and Hall, Marion J.
In: Evans, Peter ed. Advances in Insect Physiology (pp. 151-278)
ISBN : 012024229X | Publisher : Elsevier Ltd
A multimedia tutorial shell with qualitative assessment in biology (1998)
Hall, M. J.; Robinson, David; Tucknott, G. and Carlton, Tracy
In: Charman, D. and Elmes, A. eds. Computer Based Assessment: Case Studies in Science and Computing (pp. 33-38)
Publisher : 1998 SEED Publications, University of Plymouth | Published : Plymouth
Mixed media in distance learning - Integrating web-based resources (1998)
Robinson, D. and Hall, M. J.
In: Chan, Tak-Wai; Collins, Alan and Lin, Jianziang eds. Global Education on the Net: Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Computers in Education (pp. 50-52)
Publisher : China Higher Education Press | Published : Beijing
Galapagos - A virtual scientific field study for independent learners (1997)
Robinson, D.; Hall, M.; Watson, N. and Balbirnie, C.
In: Halim, Z.; Ottman, T. and Razak, Z. eds. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Computers in Education (pp. 1015-1017)
Publisher : Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education | Published : Charlottesville, Virginia
Hierarchy (1994)
Hall, Marion
In: Halliday, Timothy ed. Animal Behaviour (pp. 97-103)
ISBN : 806126477 | Publisher : Blandford | Published : London
“What do I need?” – evaluating learner perceptions of digital literacy skills development to inform enhancements to learning design (2012-11)
Nix, Ingrid; Hall, Marion and Baker, Kirsty
In : International Blended Learning Conference 2012 (13-14 June 2012, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Herts., UK)
“Why should I?” Engaging learners in digital literacy skills development (2012-10)
Hall, Marion; Nix, Ingrid and Baker, Kirsty
In : Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on e-Learning, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 26-27 October 2012 (ed. by H. Belduis) (26-27 October 2012, Groningen, The Netherlands)
“Why bother?” Learner perceptions of digital literacy skills development - learning design implications (2012-10)
Nix, Ingrid; Hall, Marion and Baker, Kirsty
In : 11th European Conference on e-Learning ECEL- 2012 (26-27 October 2012, University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
Are learner perceptions of digital literacy skills teaching affected by demographic factors? (2012)
Hall, Marion; Nix, Ingrid and Baker, Kirsty
In : The Seventh International Blended Learning Conference: “Reflecting on Our Achievements - What's Next for Technology-Enhanced Learning and Teaching?” (13-14 June 2012, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK)
Lost in hyperspace: Linearity versus exploration in the design of multimedia for independent learners (1998)
Hall, M. J. and Robinson, David
In : Global Education on the Net: Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Computers in Education 1998, Volume 2 (14-17 October, 1998, Beijing, China) (pp. 9-13)
The Human Brain: A Multimedia Tutorial For The Independent Learner (1997-12)
Hall, Marion; Robinson, David and Anjaneyulu, K. S. R.
In : International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE) (2-6 December 1997, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia) (pp. 1003-1005)
Producing educational multimedia - empowering individuals or building teams? (1996)
Robinson, David and Hall, M.
In : Proceedings of the 5th EDEN Conference: Lifelong Learning, Open Learning, Distance Learning (July 1996, France)
Collecting Questionnaire and Interview Data: Evaluating Approaches to Developing Digital Literacy Skills (2016-01)
Nix, Ingrid and Hall, Marion
SAGE Research Methods Cases, SAGE Publications Ltd, London, UK.

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