Dr Giasemi Vavoula
Associate Professor in Museum Studies, Director of Research
School/Department: Museum Studies, School of
Telephone: +44 (0)116 252 3966
Vavoula, G., Anastopoulou, S., Cantlow, G. (2021): School Visits Post-lockdown II: The Role of Digital. A Follow-on Survey Report. University of Leicester. Report. https://doi.org/10.25392/leicester.data.17113655.v1
Cui, M., Vavoula, G. (2021). Digital platforms as facilitators of dialogic co-creation of displaced object biographies. Journal of Cultural Management and Cultural Policy special issue "Digital Arts and Culture: Transformation or Transgression?", 2021(1).
Mason, M., Vavoula, G. (2021). Digital Cultural Heritage Design Practice: A Conceptual Framework. The Design Journal, 1-27.
Vavoula, G., Anastopoulou, S. (2020). School visits post-lockdown: The role of digital. University of Leicester. Report. https://doi.org/10.25392/leicester.data.17113655
Vavoula, G., Mason, M. (2017). Digital Exhibition Design: Boundary Crossing, Intermediary Design Deliverables, and Processes of Consent. Museum Management & Curatorship, 32(3), 252-271.
Sharples, M., Taylor, J., Vavoula, G. (2016) (2nd edition). A theory of learning for the mobile age. In Haythornthwaite, C., Andrews, R., Fransman, J., and Meyers, E. (eds) The SAGE Handbook of E-learning Research. SAGE.
Vavoula, G., Coleman, S., Rhys, J. (2015). Leicester Castle tells its story: visitor engagement with historic buildings through beacon-based mobile interpretation. London: Nesta.
Kukulska-Hulme, A., Sharples, M., Milrad, M., Arnedillo-SÃ¡nchez, I., & Vavoula, G. (2011). The Genesis and Development of Mobile Learning in Europe. In D. Parsons (Ed.), Combining E-Learning and M-Learning: New Applications of Blended Educational Resources (pp. 151-177). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. doi:10.4018/978-1-60960-481-3.ch010
Vavoula, G., Sharples, M. (2009). Meeting the Challenges in Evaluating Mobile Learning: A 3-level Evaluation Framework. International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 1(2), pp. 54-75.
Vavoula, G., Sharples, M., Rudman, P., Meek, J., and Lonsdale, P. (2009). Myartspace: Design and evaluation of support for learning with multimedia phones between classrooms and museums. Computers & Education, 53(2), pp. 286-299. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2009.02.007.
Vavoula, G.N., and Sharples, M. (2007). Future Technology Workshop: a collaborative method for the design of new learning technologies and activities. International Journal of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, 2(4), pp. 393-419.
I have supervised projects on mobile family learning in science museums non-formal adult museum learning digital storytelling on school museum visits and the interpretive synergies between science and intangible cultural heritage. My current PhD students research: how use of the Smithsonian Learning Lab impacts teaching practices (Cantlow); intercultural dialogue through the co-creation of digital biographies of displaced objects (Cui); the role of social media interactions in shaping visitor engagement (Jiang); blended school museum visits in Singapore (Liao); stakeholder-informed criteria for the evaluation of museum technology for school groups (Lin); motion capturing intangible cultural heritage (Morris); co-design with young people in science museums (Skåtun); archaeological research in the digital and collaborative economy (Wilkins); and visitor-centred design of museum games (Yang).
I welcome inquiries from applicants interested in related areas (however I cannot admit new students until 2023). I am also keen to mentor/support excellent postdoctoral fellowship candidates in these areas (I have previously supported the preparation of and supervised three EU MSCA Fellowships).