Ingrid Nix is Senior Lecturer in Professional Practice (Aviation) in the Department of Design Engineering and Maths, with more than 30 Years' experience in Tertiary education in the UK and overseas. Having started as a language teacher to adults, in 1994 she completed an MA in Interactive Multimedia (Royal College of Art) and was awarded funding for innovative language teaching involving learners as multimedia authors, leading to publications in the field. Following several years as a freelance multimedia producer, including as an interactive facilitator at the Barbican's Serious Games exhibition, her research interests focused on the nature and perception of multi-modal interactivity and audience participation. She went on to hold posts teaching adults to develop their professional capabilities in various work-based contexts, including multimedia production, technology-enhanced and online learning approaches, and reflective practice to professionals in a range of disciplines, including more recently, Aviation.
Dutch, French, Japanese (basic)
Ingrid is Programme Leader - Professional Aviation Pilot Studies (PAPS), and Module Leader on a range of modules across the Aviation programmes, including 'Introduction to Helicopter Flying', 'Basic Flying 1', 'Basic Flying 2', 'Airline Orientation and Integration', 'Crew Resource Management'. A key aspect of her teaching and support of student pilots centres on developing their skills in reflective practice and in critical reflection in a work based learning context. Ingrid's practice is underpinned by her experience engaging Social Work Degree students, and staff from a range of disciplines, in reflective practice as part of their professional development.
Ingrid's research interests focus on the learner experience and learning design. At the Open University as a Teaching Fellow she was a member of the Practice-Based Learning CETL, and e-Assessment CETL, publishing research in these fields. Having also played a lead role in organising and facilitating staff development events at the OU and UWL, her most recent publication focuses on approaches for sharing and developing Scholarship among communities of practice. She is currently engaged in scholarship related to evaluating approaches within the L &T of reflective practice.
Barnes, Fiona and Cole, Sue and Nix, Ingrid (2018) Supporting and enabling scholarship: developing and sharing expertise in online learning and teaching. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice , 6 (1). pp. 66-74. ISSN 2051-9788
Nix, Ingrid and Hall, Marion (2016) Collecting questionnaire and interview data: evaluating approaches to developing digital literacy skills. In: SAGE Research Methods Cases. SAGE Research Methods Cases Part 1 . SAGE Publications, London, UK. ISBN 9781473949874
Lomax, Robert and Nix, Ingrid (2015) Social media and social work students: the boundaries just got more complicated. In: Joint Social Work Education Conference (JSWEC 2015), 15-17 Jul 2015, The Open University, Milton Keynes.
Hall, Marion and Nix, Ingrid and Baker, Kirsty (2013) Student experiences and perceptions of digital literacy skills development: engaging learners by design? Electronic Journal of e-Learning , 11 (3). pp. 207-225. ISSN 1479-4403
Nix, Ingrid and Hall, Marion and Baker, Kirsty (2012) "Why bother?" Learner perceptions of digital literacy skills development - learning design implications. In: 11th European Conference on e-Learning (ECEL 2012), 26-27 Oct 2012, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.