Associate Professor, Informatics and Operations, Kingston University

Barry Avery is an Associate Professor in the Informatics and Operations department and is the course director for the MSc in Business Information Technology. Prior to moving into the academic sector, he was an IT consultant and worked for companies such as Unilever and Thomson Reuters, as a systems analyst and programmer.

Barry Avery has recently completed his PhD at Lancaster University, which examines the use of Technology Enhanced Learning with Assessment.

Expertise

Internet and Web technologies
Web Application Building
Database Systems
Programming
Knowledge Management
Mobile Technologies
Technology Enhanced Learning
Research Interest(s)

Avery's research interests are in Technology Enhanced Learning, in particular the use of technology and social based pedagogies.

Teaching

He teaches a variety of subjects to both undergraduate and postgraduate students, including in:

Programming and server side scripting
Database technology
Business Information Architecture
Using Personal Learning Environments and Networks (PLE and PLNs)

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor, Informatics and Operations, Kingston University Business School

Publications

  • 2009
    Embedding Web 2.0 strategies in learning and teaching, Web 2.0: the business models.