Khristin Fabian

khristin fabian

Dr Khristin Fabian

Research Fellow

Biography

Dr. Khristin Fabian is a Research Fellow in the School of Computing and a member of the Centre for Higher Education Research (previously Centre for Computing Education Research). Concurrent with her research work, she is also Senior Learning Technologist and Lecturer at UHI Perth.

Khristin has 20 years of experience working in the educational sector as researcher, learning technologist and lecturer. Her educational research experience includes working on government funded projects in the Philippines, evaluation of technology enhanced learning and more recently, student transitions and work-based learning.

Khristin's is actively involved in investigating various facets of Graduate Apprenticeship delivery and the Associate Student Project. She is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy, a Microsoft Certified Educator and a Certified Member of Association for Learning Technology with a specialism in Educational Technology Research.

Research Areas

Esteem

Conference Organising Activity

  • Conference Committee, ALT Annual Conference 2022
  • Conference Committee, ALT Annual Conference 2019
  • Conference Committee, Annual European Conference on e-Learning

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Fellow of Royal Statistical Society
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Certified Member of Association for Learning Technology

 

Reviewing

  • Review of Education (Reviewer)
  • Educational Technology Research and Development (Reviewer)
  • Research in Learning Technology (Reviewer)
  • Journal of Computers in Education (Reviewer)

 

Date


24 results

An exploration of academic identity through the COVID-19 pandemic

Journal Article
Smith, S., Plum, K., Taylor-Smith, E., & Fabian, K. (in press)
An exploration of academic identity through the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Further and Higher Education, https://doi.org/10.1080/0309877X.2022.2072194
The COVID-19 global pandemic precipitated migration to online learning and teaching for students and universities. This study explored the change in self-identification in an ...

Identifying factors influencing study skills engagement and participation for online learners in higher education during Covid-19

Journal Article
Fabian, K., Smith, S., Taylor-Smith, E., & Meharg, D. (in press)
Identifying factors influencing study skills engagement and participation for online learners in higher education during Covid-19. British Journal of Educational Technology, https://doi.org/10.1111/bjet.13221
The Covid-19 pandemic disrupted education across the world as campuses closed to restrict the spread of the virus. UK universities swiftly migrated to online delivery. The exp...

How are we positioning degree apprenticeships? Analysis of adverts

Conference Proceeding
Fabian, K., Taylor-Smith, E., & Smith, S. (2021)
How are we positioning degree apprenticeships? Analysis of adverts. In SRHE International Conference on Research into Higher Education
Degree apprentices are recruited by employers, rather than universities, reflecting their status as paid employees, first and foremost. This study analysed job adverts for IT ...

Degree Apprentices’ Lockdown Survey: Reflections on working and studying from home

Conference Proceeding
Taylor-Smith, E., & Fabian, K. (2021)
Degree Apprentices’ Lockdown Survey: Reflections on working and studying from home. In SRHE International Conference on Research into Higher Education
During the first UK lockdown period, degree apprentices in two universities in Scotland were invited to complete a short qualitative survey with their reflections on starting...

A multi-institutional exploration of the social mobility potential of degree apprenticeships

Journal Article
Smith, S., Taylor-Smith, E., Fabian, K., Zarb, M., Paterson, J., Barr, M., & Berg, T. (2021)
A multi-institutional exploration of the social mobility potential of degree apprenticeships. Journal of Education and Work, 34(4), 488-503. https://doi.org/10.1080/13639080.2021.1946494
This mixed-method study at six universities asked degree apprentices about their trajectories into the apprenticeship, to better understand the social mobility potential of ap...

Earn as you learn: Widening participation through apprenticeships as debt-free degrees

Presentation / Conference
Meharg, D., Smith, S., Taylor-Smith, E., & Khristin, F. (2021, March)
Earn as you learn: Widening participation through apprenticeships as debt-free degrees. Presented at Advance HE Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference 2021, Online
Apprenticeship Degrees provide opportunities to study for a degree without incurring debt. Collaborations between employers and HEIs enable new or established employees to ear...

Associate Student Project: Facilitating computing students’ transition to higher education

Presentation / Conference
Taylor-Smith, E., Meharg, D., Fabian, K., & Varey, A. (2021, March)
Associate Student Project: Facilitating computing students’ transition to higher education. Presented at Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference 2021, Online
The Associate Student (ASP) project supports Computing students who study two years at a Further Education college (achieving an HND) then transfer directly into third year, s...

An exploration of degree apprentice perspectives: A Q methodology study

Journal Article
Fabian, K., Taylor-Smith, E., Smith, S., Meharg, D., & Varey, A. (in press)
An exploration of degree apprentice perspectives: A Q methodology study. Studies in Higher Education, https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2021.1897094
Degree apprenticeships have recently been introduced in the UK, representing a significant shift in approaches to degree-level study: from traditional models of higher educati...

Computing degree apprenticeships: An opportunity to address gender imbalance in the IT sector?

Conference Proceeding
Smith, S., Taylor-Smith, E., Fabian, K., Barr, M., Berg, T., Cutting, D., …Zarb, M. (2020)
Computing degree apprenticeships: An opportunity to address gender imbalance in the IT sector?. In 2020 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE). https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE44824.2020.9274144
This paper explores the potential for new work-based apprenticeship degrees to encourage more women into computing degrees and the IT sector. In the UK, women are currently un...

Putting design into practice: An investigation of TPACK scores of lecturers in a networked institution

Journal Article
Fabian, K., Clayes, E., & Kelly, L. (2019)
Putting design into practice: An investigation of TPACK scores of lecturers in a networked institution. Research in Learning Technology, 27, https://doi.org/10.25304/rlt.v27.2296
Demand for blended and online learning environments is increasing and concurrent with this is the changing competencies required for teachers to be able to facilitate learning...

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