The Open Education Professional Directory

Virginia Power, Graduate Tutor/PhD Researcher in Information Science & Knowledge Management


University of the West of England, Bristol, UK


Native/near native level proficiency
Business level proficiency
Conversational level proficiency

Areas of expertise

Open Education - General
Oversight of open education at an institution
Research in open education
Awareness raising and outreach
Open Educational Resources
Authoring OER
Using/remixing OER for face to face education
Using/remixing OER for online education
Instructional design using OER
Peer review of OER
Faculty adoption of OER
Libraries and OER
Technology for OER
OER and lifelong learning
Open Access
Peer review in open access journals
Implementation of open access practices
Expertise in a particular discipline
I have particular expertise in using OER for the education of library and information professionals, and also within my own Faculty area of Computer Science & Creative Technologies
Geographic regions of professional expertise


Personal statement

I am an information and library services professional with over 35 years' experience and I am currently an academic lecturing in information science and knowledge management. I am also currently working on my PhD which involves researching the role and value of elements of the social semantic web in the use and re-use of OER, particularly through repositories.

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