Contact Details

Matthew Leach
Location: Sutton-in-ashfield, UK
Email-personal: matthew [at] thoughtfulmonkey.com
Email-work: m.leach [at] derby.ac.uk


Education

BTEC e-Learning Essentials
JISC Netskills; March 2012

Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
University of Derby; Oct 2010 - Jun 2011

PhD Human-Computer Interaction - Augmented Reality / Wireless Sensor Networks
Edinburgh Napier University; 2004 - 2007

BSc. Hons. (1st) Virtual Reality Design
University of Wolverhampton; 1999 - 2003


Job History

Innovation Researcher
University of Derby; May 2015 - Present

Computer Science Tutor - FE /HE
Vision West Nottinghamshire College; Jan 2015 - Apr 2015

Innovation Developer
University of Derby; Jun 2014 - Dec 2014

Sessional Lecturer: Foundation/Access - IT/Computing
University of Derby; Oct 2011 - Jun 2014

Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Researcher
University of Derby; Mar 2009 - Jun 2014

Carptentry, fruit-picking, recycling collection, cleaning
Ireland/New Zealand/Australia; Oct 2007 - Oct 2008

ICT Demonstrator / Module Leader in 3D CAD
University of Wolverhampton; 2003 - 2004

Freelance Virtual Reality Developer
Carrilion Plc.; West Bromwich Council; University of Wolverhampton; 2001 - 2004


Member of Professional Bodies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy; 2011


Publications

Leach, M. and Hadi, S. M. (2016). Supporting, categorising and visualising diverse learner behaviour on MOOCs with modular design and micro-learning. Journal of Computing in Higher Education, pp 1-13.

Leach, M., Hadi, S. M. and Bostock, A. (2016). Supporting Diverse Learner Goals through Modular Design and Micro-Learning. In proceedings of EMOOCs 2016.

Goto, J. and Leach, M. (2013). Travels in Augmented Reality. Scene, issue 1. Intellect Ltd.

Lawson, A., Leach, M., and Burrows, S. (2012). The implications for learners, teachers and institutions of using student satisfaction as a measure of success: a review of the literature. Education Journal, issue 138.

Leach, M. & Hallsworth, I. (2012). A Case Study In System Migration: TRIADS to Blackboard. International Journal of eAssessment - CAA 2011 Issue: Computer-Assisted Assessment Solutions and Challenges; Vol 2, No. 1. http://journals.sfu.ca/ijea/index.php/journal/

Leach, M. (2011). www.derby.ac.uk/eSubmission: Institution-wide adoption of online submission, marking and feedback. Poster presented at eAssessment Scotland (2011, Dundee, UK).

Leach, M. (2011). A Case Study In System Migration: TRIADS to Blackboard. In Whitelock, D., Warburton, W., Wills, G., and Gilbert, L. (Eds.), CAA 2011 International Conference, University of Southampton, http://caaconference.com.

Leach, M. (2010). The CEDM Issue, Editorial. Response, http://www2.derby.ac.uk/response/issue-eight-the-cedm-issue.

Leach, M. and Benyon, D. (2009). Navigating a Speckled World: Interacting with Wireless Sensor Networks. In Turner, S. & Turner, P. (Eds.), The Exploration of Space, Spatiality and Technology. Idea Group Inc (IGI).

Leach, M. and Benyon, D. (2006). Interacting with a speckled world. In Proceedings of the 1st international Workshop on Advanced Data Processing in Ubiquitous Computing (ADPUC 2006) (Melbourne, Australia, November 27 - December 01, 2006). ADPUC '06, vol. 181. ACM Press, New York, NY.

Leach, M. and Benyon, D. (2005). Speckled Computing: A new challenge for Human-Computer Interaction. In Proceedings of HCI 2005, Vol. 2. The British Computer Society.

Leach, M., Lawson, S., Benyon, D., and Paecter, B. (2004). Using Augmented Reality to Interact with Invisible Networks. Poster presented at Workshop on Mobile Computing and Applications (WMCSA 2004, English Lake District, UK).

Ahmed, V., Mahdjoubi, L., Feng, X. and Leach, M. (2004). Improving spatial skills for the learning of CAD. International Journal of IT in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, IT-AEC, Vol. 2(1), pp 7-18.


Presentations

MOOC Learner Behaviour
Leach, M. (2016). At Making Magical MOOCs, Higher Education Academy, 2016-07-11. Killing them Safely
Steele-Davies, J., Leach, M. & Robertshaw, D. (2016). At Learning and Teaching Conference, University of Derby.

Views from the other side: Slotting in Learning Technology
Leach, M. & Sams, B. (2012). At Learning, Teaching, and Assessment, 2012-07-05, University of Derby.

Mixed Reality Artworks
Goto, J. & Leach, M. (2012). At School of Art, Design and Technology Research Conference, 2012-03-30, University of Derby.

Joseph Wright: An Augmented Reality Intervention
Goto, J. & Leach, M. (2012). At New Perspectives on Joseph Wright of Derby, 2012-01-12, University of Derby.

Test Creation and Delivery Through Blackboard
Leach, M. & Hallsworth, I. (2011). At Learning, Teaching, and Assessment, 2011-06-07, University of Derby.

Second Life: What is it and why do we use it?
Leach, M. (2011). Innovation from the Inside Out (EMBCE), 2011-01-19, EMFEC, Nottingham.

Does Shakespeare have a Second Life?
McNally, M. & Leach, M. (2011). At Digital Dialogues, 2011-01-18, University of Derby

Emerging Theories of Blended Virtuality
Leach, M. (2010). At Materiality of the Digital Symposium, 2010-06-17, Loughborough University.

Navigating Through a Speckled World
Leach, M. (2006). At 5th Workshop in Speckled Computing, 2006-09-06, Edinburgh University.

Speckled Computing: A new challenge for Human-Computer Interaction.
Leach, M. (2005). At 4th Workshop in Speckled Computing, 2005-09-16, Edinburgh University.

Offering a View of the Invisible
Leach, M. (2005). At 3rd Workshop in Speckled Computing, 2005-05-20, Edinburgh University.


Exhibitions

Virtulight (Nov 2012)
Technical Director - in collaboration with Ashok Mistry and Surtal Arts, Augmented Reality exhibition, Derby - various locations.

Jelly Roll AR (Nov 2012)
Collaboration with John Goto; Augmented Reality exhibition & Video installation, Galerie Dominique Fiat, Paris.

Jelly Roll AR (Jun 2012)
Collaboration with John Goto; Augmented Reality exhibition & Video installation, Freud Museum, London.

Joseph Wright AR (Jan 2012)
Collaboration with John Goto; Augmented Reality exhibition, Available Worldwide.

Gilt City (Jun 2011)
Collaboration with John Goto; Augmented Reality exhibition, Available throughout UK.

The Invisible Artist (Nov 2010)
Collaboration with John Goto; Augmented Reality exhibition, London.

West End Blues (Jun 2010)
Collaboration with John Goto; Augmented Reality exhibition, London.