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Dr Sarah Hayes

Lecturer in Technology Enhanced & Flexible Learning

Sarah Hayes
I have worked for Aston University since 2009, previously I taught at University of Worcester.  I worked as both a Learning Technologist and also taught Sociology for four years whilst completing my PhD in the School of Languages and Social Sciences. I now teach within the Centre for Learning, Innovation and Professional Practice (CLIPP).

Room: SW409
Phone: 0121 204 3189
Email: s.hayes@aston.ac.uk    


  • PhD in Sociology - Aston University
  • Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy
  • PG Cert for HE - University of Worcester
  • MSc in Advanced Learning Technology (Distinction)  – Lancaster University 
  • HNC in IT Management – University of Worcester
  • Hons Degree in Art and Design – Herriot Watt University
  • SD4012 - Delivering a high quality learning experience 
  • SD4013 - Designing effective learning and assessment experiences 
  • SD4014 - Researching and disseminating pedagogic practice
  • LY2021 - Technology & Social Theory
  • LY3029 - Tattoos, TV, Trends: Understanding Popular Culture
  • LY1021 - Research Methods
  • Research methods and skills for Masters and PhD students
  • Sociology of Technology
  • Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA)
  • Critical Pedagogy
  • Policy for educational technology in Higher Education

Book Chapters

  • Hayes, S. (in press). ‘Counting on the use of technology to enhance learning’. In Jandric´, P. & Boras, D. (Eds.) Critical Learning in Digital Networks (Research in Networked Learning). New York: Springer. Hardcover available – 14 Mar 2015
  •  Hayes, S & Bartholomew, P. (2015). ‘Where’s the Humanity? Challenging the Policy Discourse of Technology Enhanced Learning’. In Branch, J, Bartholomew, P & Nygaard, C. (Eds). Technology Enhanced Learning in Higher Education. London: Libri Publishing, forthcoming.
  • Bartholomew, P. & Hayes, S. (2015). ‘An introduction to policy as it relates to technology enhanced learning’. In Branch, J, Bartholomew, P & Nygaard, C. (Eds). Technology Enhanced Learning in Higher Education. London: Libri Publishing, forthcoming.
  • Hayes, S. (2015). ‘Encouraging the intellectual craft of living research: tattoos, theory and time’. In Bartholomew, P, Guerin, C & Nygaard, C. & (Eds). Learning to Research - Researching to Learn. London: Libri Publishing, forthcoming. 

Journal Articles 

  • Hayes, S. (2015). A Sphere of Resonance for Networked Learning in the ‘non-places’ of our Universities. Networked Realms and Hoped-For Futures Special Issue of E-learning and Digital Media. Sage.
  • Grant, T, Clark, U, Grieve, J, Hayes, S, Plappert, G, Pollard, D, Reershemius, G. (2015). Integrating Quantitative Methods into Undergraduate Programmes in Linguistics. Teaching in Higher Education. Taylor and Francis.    
  • Hayes, S. & Jandrić P. (2014) Who is Really in Charge of Contemporary Education? People and technologies in, against and beyond the neoliberal university. Open Review of Educational Research. 1(1),193 - 210

Conference and Other Papers

  • PhD title: The Political Discourse and Material Practice of Technology Enhanced Learning  
  • Corpus-based Critical Discourse Analysis
  • Sociology of Technology
  • Policy for educational technology in Higher Education
  • Sharing Open Educational Resources (OER)

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