Publications

  • Smith, A. & Sime, J. (Under Review). Investigating Online Positive Mood Induction for Cognitive Flexibility.

  • Smith, A. & Swift, D. (2014). Exploring the Language of Learning within Further Education. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 38(2).

  • Smith, A. (2012). Supervising on Empty - Examining Undergraduate Dissertation Supervision within HE in FE Presented at: British Conference of Undergraduate Research, March 19-20, University of Warwick

  • Smith, A. & Swift, D. (2011). Where Has All The Education Gone? Exploring the Language of Learning within Further Education. Presented at: European Educational Research Conference ECER "Urban Education", September 12-16, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany

  • Smith, A. & Swift, D. (2011). Where Has All The Education Gone? Exploring the Language of Learning within Further Education. Presented at: British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference, September 5-8, Institute of Education, University of London, UK

  • Smith, A. & Sime, J. (2011). Can Emotion Expand Minds Online? The Problems of Positive Mood Induction for Cognitive Flexibility. Presented at: CAL (Computers and Learning) Conference 'Learning Futures: Education, Technology & Sustainability', April 13-15, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

  • Smith, A. (2011). Uncovering Hidden Learning (Informal Learning within Virtual Social Learning Systems) Journal of the Further Education Alliance, 3(3)

  • Smith, A. (2011). VeSsLeS of Learning - Virtual Social Learning Systems. Presented at: 3rd Paris International Conference on Education, Economy and Society, July 20-23, Hotel Concorde La Fayette, Paris

  • Smith, A. (2010). Uncovering Hidden Learning. Presented at: British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference, September 1-4, University of Warwick, UK

  • Smith, A. (2010). Informal Learning within Virtual Social Learning Systems. In Proceedings of the ECER VETNET Conference 2010: Papers presented for the VETNET programme of ECER 2010 "Education and Cultural Change" in Helsinki (25 to 27 August 2010). Deitmer, Ludger; Stenström, Marja-Leena; Manning, Sabine (Eds.). Berlin: Wissenschaftsforum Bildung und Gesellschaft e.V. Retrieved from http://www.ecer-vetnet.wifo-gate.org.

  • Smith, A. (2010). Cultivating Work-Based Ethics with Massively Multiplayer Environments. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 21(1), 111-131.

  • Smith, A. (2009). Teaching and Learning Ethics within Virtual Communities of Practice. In Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2009 (pp. 1981-1988). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Retrieved from http://www.editlib.org/p/32754.

  • Lock, S. & Smith, A. (2009). PETRAD: A Pattern-Based Approach for Selection of eLearning Technologies. In Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2009 (pp. 967-975). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Retrieved from http://www.editlib.org/p/32582.

  • Smith, A., Bamber, A., Beck, S. & Reeves-Brown, K. (2009). Development and Implementation of a Distance / Blended Learning Platform in the Web 2.0 Era. Journal of the Further Education Alliance, 1(3) February.

  • Smith, A. (2008). Distance/Blended Learning in the Web 2.0 Era. Presented at: International ELGG Conference 2008, December 1, University of Brighton, UK

  • Smith, A. (2008). Cultivating the Respectful Mind with Games and Simulations. In: Connolly, T. & Stansfield, M. (Eds.) Proceedings ECGBL 2008, October 16 – 17, Barcelona, Spain. ACI. pp.413-422

  • Smith, A. (2008). Cultivating the Ethical Mind with Games and Simulations. In: Luca, J. & Weippl, E. (Eds.) Proceedings ED-MEDIA 2008, June 30 – July 4, Vienna, Austria. AACE. pp.5422-5431

Workshops

  • Smith, A. & Swift, D. (2011). Where Has All The Education Gone? Exploring the Languages of Learning and Education within Further Education Delivered at: The new world we're in: what it means for learning and skills sector research. LSIS Research Conference, March 1, Victoria Park Plaza, London, UK

  • Smith, A. & Swift, D. (2010). SARAD - Supporting and Developing Scholarship for HE in FE. Delivered at: Can research lead to real improvements in the learning and skills sector? LSIS Research Conference, Feb 26, Riverbank Park Plaza, London, UK

  • Smith, A., Beard, A., Swift, D. & Stevens, G. (2010). The Professional Standards Framework and gaining Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. Delivered at: Higher Education Further 2010: Looking forward: policy, strategy and practice. QAA and The Higher Education Academy, Jan 29, BMA House, Tavistock Square, London, UK

  • Smith, A., Lindsay, I., Beard, A. & McGregor, S. (2009). Support for Scholarly Activity and its Impact on the Learner Experience. Delivered at: Furthering Higher Education: Improving the Student Experience. QAA HE in FECs Liaison Group and The Higher Education Academy, Jan 30, Aston Business School, Birmingham, UK

Invited Speaker

  • Smith, A. (2011). Are these the Professionals you're looking for? Presented at: Learning and Skills Research Network (LSRN) Annual Conference 'Hear Evidence, Offer Evidence, Share Experience, Shape the Future', November 24, 80 The Strand, London, UK

  • Smith, A. (2010). Uncovering Hidden Learning - Informal Learning within Virtual Social Learning Systems. Presented at: Learning and Skills Research Network (LSRN) Annual Conference 'Travelling together: Evidence for practice in the Learning and Skills Sector', November 25, Friends House, London, UK

  • Smith, A. (2010). Uncovering Hidden Learning - Informal Learning within Virtual Social Learning Systems. Presented at: Technology Enhanced Learning Conference, October 18, Bailrigg Conference Centre, Lancaster University, UK

  • Smith, A. & Carpenter, A. (2009). Dissemination of scholarly activities within the FE sector by the FE sector. Presented at: Learning and Skills Research Network (LSRN) Annual Conference 'Changing World, Changing Research', December 11, Thistle Hotel Marble Arch. London, UK

  • Smith, A. (2009). KEYNOTE SPEECH Scholarly activity in an FE setting and its impact on learners. Presented at: HE Conference 'Enhancing Best Practice', July 6, Llandrillo College, Colwyn Bay, Wales, UK

  • Smith, A. & Beck, S. (2009). Developing a Foundation Degree in Project Management for Blended/Distance Delivery Presented at: Project Management Network for Excellence in Learning & Teaching 'Fifth Workshop - Modes of Learning & Teaching', Sept 18, Bournemouth University, UK

Peer Reviewer

  • Computers and Education - International Journal

  • Research in Learning Technology - International Journal

  • Journal of Further and Higher Education - International Journal

Grants

  • LSIS-IfL Research Development Fellowship Award, 2010-2011 (£6500)

  • LSIS-IfL Research Development Fellowship Award, 2009-2010 (£6500)

  • E-Learning Development Fund, 2009-2010 (£3000)

  • TQEF, 2008-2009 (£2000)

  • TQEF, 2007-2008 (£2000)

Individual Awards

  • NIACE Digital Practioner of the Year 2013 - Finalist

  • ALT Learning Technologist of the Year Award 2012 - Highly Commended

  • Blackpool and the Fylde College Governors' Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13 & 2013/14

  • JISC RSC Northwest Recognition of Innovation Award 2011

  • Lancaster University Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences Departmental Fee Bursary Award 2007/08

Group Awards

  • The Queen’s Anniversary Prize Award for Higher and Further Education Excellence 2015

  • Adult Learners’ Week 2013 ‘Learning for Work’ National Award

  • Bronze and Silver BAE Systems National Chairman’s Awards 2012

  • Outstanding Employer Engagement TES FE Awards 2012 - Highly Commended


External Examiner

  • Chief External Examiner, UCLAN, 2017-Present

  • BSc Hons Games Design Enterprise, UCLAN, Burnley College, 2013-Present

  • FDSc New Media Design & Technology, UCLAN, Furness College, 2012-Present


Games

Dates from and to (eg. 1990-2004) indicate continuous running of massively multiplayer games.

  • Smith, A. (1997-2004). Dragontech. Dev. Crasiworld. Blackpool.UK: Crasiworld. [PC/Mac (Web)].

  • Smith, A. (1995-2004). Nightfall. Dev. Crasiworld. Blackpool, UK: Crasiworld. [PC/Mac (Web)].

  • Fairbrother, S & Smith, A. (1992). Fantasy Manager. Dev. KJC Games & Crasiworld. Blackpool, UK: KJC Games
  • Smith, A. (1990-2004). Phantasmech, Dev. Crasiworld. Blackpool, UK: Crasiworld
  • Smith, A. (1989-2004). Crasimoff's Quest World. Dev. Crasiworld & KJC Games. Blackpool, UK: Crasiworld

  • Smith, A. (1987-2004). Beyond. Dev. Crasiworld. Blackpool, UK: Crasiworld.

  • Cropper, K., Mitchell, N. & Smith, A. (1983-??). Crasimoff's World. Dev. KJC Games. Blackpool, UK: KJC Games

Professional Bodies

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

  • Member of the British Educational Research Association

  • Member of the British Computer Society

  • Associate Member of the Association for Learning Technology

  • Member of the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education