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Dr Louise Connelly

E-Learning Developer, Online Learning Advisor, OLL Tutor

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Education / Academic qualification

Master of Arts, University of Edinburgh
Religious Studies
Master of Science
Information Management & Library Studies
Postgraduate Diploma, University of Edinburgh
Digital Education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Edinburgh
Aspects of the Self: An analysis of self reflection, self presentation and the experiential self within selected Buddhist blogs

Professional Qualifications

ITIL - IT Infrastructure Library
Prince2 Project Management
Certificate in Marketing, Chartered Institute of Marketing
Certified Member of the Association of Learning Technologists, CMALT


I'm an E-Learning Developer in the Digital Education Unit at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.  I'm responsible for e-learning development and guidance for online postgraduate programmes. In addition, I provide support to students and staff on e-professionalism and managing an effective digital footprint.

Previously, Head of Digital Education at the Institute for Academic Development, University of Edinburgh, where I provided pedagogical advice to a wide range of University colleagues and engaged with research and external activities in the field of digital education and social media.

Research Interests

Principal Investigator for the PTAS funded 'Managing Your Digital Footprint' project (2014-2015). The research aimed to investigate students' digital footprints and use of social media.

Co-investigator for the PTAS funded project "A live pulse": Yik Yak for Understanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment at Edinburgh (2016-2017).

In addition, I am interested in social media usage and the possible implications for teaching and learning; as well as research, ethics and social media.


Guest tutor on the MSc Digital Education (Introduction to Digital Environments for Learning course) - School of Education, HSS (2014-2016).

I developed (2015-2016) and taught on the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, 'Online Learning Environments' course - Institute for Academic Development.

Administrative Roles

Co-convenor of the Human Ethical Review Committee (HERC) at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.

Research outputs

  1. Student transitions: academic support for online distance students

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  2. Digital Footprints and how to create an effective online presence

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Research activities & awards

  1. Managing Your Digital Footprint - Campaign Overview

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

  2. Social Media and the Internet - All in this together

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

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Research projects

  1. Student transitions: academic support for online distance students

    Project: Other ProjectOther (Non-Funded/Miscellaneous)

  2. Digital Footprint MOOC

    Project: Other ProjectOther (Non-Funded/Miscellaneous)

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