Ingrid Nix is a Senior Lecturer Professional Practice (Aviation) in the Department of Design Engineering and Maths, with more than 30 Years' experience as an educator in FE/HE 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 published and was awarded funding for innovative language teaching involving learners as multimedia authors. Following several years as a freelance multimedia producer, including as an interactive facilitator at the Barbican's Serious Games exhibition, her research activity focused on the nature and perception of multi-modal interactivity. 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 Teaching and Assessment CETL, publishing research in these fields. Having also played a lead role in staff development 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 L &T of reflective practice.