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Rose Heaney

Rose Heaney

‎Position: Learning Technology Advisor (Schools: Psychology, HSB, and LA & CR Subjects)

Location: AE.5.30, Stratford Campus

Telephone: 0208 223 4026



Team blog: (temporary URL)

As a Learning Technology Advisor (LTA) for APLE, I support staff in the schools of Health, Sport & Bioscience and Psychology in their use of Moodle and other technologies to enhance the student learning experience. Particular areas of interest include e-portfolios, e-assessment, e-feedback, multimedia and social media. I have also had substantial exposure to virtual worlds and their application within clinical education (see publications below). Along with APLE team members, I develop and deliver staff development sessions on a range of topics as well as providing self-teach resources for staff.

In the fast paced world of learning technology I believe it's very important to keep as widely informed as possible so I participate actively in external networks such as the M25 Learning Technology group and London Moodle user group as well as having extensive connections with the wider world through active use of Twitter, mail lists and other online forums. I have served on the conference committees of European Conference in Elearning (ECEL) and the Association of Learning Technology (ALT-C). I am a Fellow of HEA and a UEL Teaching Fellow.

I have presented at many events and conferences over the years and am a named author on a range of publications, a sample of which are listed below:

Heaney, Rose and Duguid, Claire (2013). Are Virtual Worlds still worth the effort?  In ALT-C 2013, 10-12 September 2013, Nottingham, UK

Heaney, R., Vannet, C. and Duguid, C. (2012). A Virtual Clinic in Second Life for Podiatry Students from Plymouth and East London  7th Plymouth Enhanced Learning Conference (PELeCON) 18-20 April, 2012, Plymouth, UK

Heaney, R. and Olasoji R. (2012). A ‘low tech’ approach to management of Second Life Virtual Patients  2nd Global Conference: Experiential Learning in Virtual Worlds, March 2012, Prague, Czech Republic

Heaney, R, and Arroll, A. (2011). A Qualitative Evaluation of Academic Staff’s Perceptions of Second Life as a Teaching Tool  10th European Conference on Elearning. 10-11 November 2011, Brighton, UK

Heaney, R, Duguid, C. and Pendry, B. (2011). Building a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional Virtual Polyclinic in Second Life  ELearning in health: collaboration, sharing and sustainability in the current environment 27-28 Jun 2011, Birmingham, UK

Booth P, Heaney R, Henderson-Begg, S. (2011). A comparison between Flash and Second Life as aids in the learning of basic laboratory procedures  Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 22(3), 445-465 Chesapeake, VA: AACE

Cobb, S., Heaney, R., Corcoran, O. & Henderson-Begg, S. (2010). Using mobile phones to increase classroom interaction. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia. 19 (2), pp. 147-157. Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Paula Booth, Elizabeth Kebede-Westhead, Rose Heaney and Stephanie Henderson-Begg (2010) A Pilot Evaluation of an Online Tool Designed to Aid Development of Basic Laboratory Skills, Bioscience Education, 15-c3 available at

Cobb, S., Heaney, R., Corcoran, O. & Henderson-Begg, S.K. (2009) The Learning Gains and Student Perceptions of a Second Life Virtual Lab, Bioscience Education 13,

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