Louise Drumm

louise drumm

Dr Louise Drumm



I am a Lecturer in the Department of Learning and Teaching Enhancement at Edinburgh Napier University.​

I teach and supervise on the Postgraduate Certificate in Learning Teaching and Academic Practice in Higher Education programme and the MSc in Blended and Online Education.

I have worked in a number of universities in the UK as a learning technologist, academic developer, lecturer and software developer. I am also an experienced theatre director and practitioner, and I like to explore creative approaches to academic development.

My PhD, from Glasgow Caledonian University, was on the role of theory in teaching with technology in higher education.

Research Areas


Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Working group member for defining terms of new Learning Technologist of the Year for New Research Award, Association for Learning Technology (ALT)
  • Judge for the Association for Learning Technologist Learning Technologist of the Year Research Award


Conference Activity

  • “But what exactly is @FemEdTech?” Defining an open distributed network OER19
  • Exploring assessment feedback through forum theatre
  • 'Virtually Connecting' volunteer host: facilitating online conversations at conferences for virtual participants
  • Current critical debates in open education – where are we at?
  • Freeing or controlling pedagogies? A rhizomatic view of theory and teaching practices with technology
  • Connections between theory and practice: rhizomatic teaching with digital technologies
  • The role of theory in digital teaching in universities
  • Mapping Digital Technology Teaching Practices: Are we being scholarly?
  • What role does theory play in university teaching with digital technologies?
  • Theorising lecturer practices with digital technologies: Rhizomatic teaching in a dynamic environment
  • A little knowledge is a dangerous thing: Supporting staff through the transition to Moodle when they’ve already been teaching online for years
  • Internationalisation and 'Experiencing the Digital City'
  • Experiencing the Digital City: A co-curricular module to facilitate the enculturation of first year students


Fellowships and Awards

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Invited Speaker

  • Pedagogy before technology? Connections between theory and practice when teaching with digital technologies
  • Where does theory come from in the doctoral project?



  • Reviewer for submissions to SRHE Newer Researcher conference, December 2015



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