Kristina was awarded this prize alongside her co-authors Sean Tanner, Conor Drummond, Dave Alton, James Duggan and Grace O’Rourke.
The conference was held at Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin, and the award was presented by Professors Na Du and Paul Ryan, Chairs of IAM 2022.
“We were delighted to receive the Best Paper Award for our recent work exploring the impact of technology on higher education instructors’ autonomy and identity construction,” said Kristina.
“This project was developed in the context of learning and teaching during the Covid-19 pandemic which has seen a huge increase in the use adoption of technology. With a strong focus on the impacts on students in both practice and literature, we are instead focusing on the experiences of the instructors, exploring how technology-enabled learning impacts their decision-making, their identity, and the psychological distance between the instructors, their students, and their colleagues. The work is still very much in progress and we are currently working on several papers to take this forward. We hope that this research will provide useful insights for higher education institutions to guide future adoptions of technology, particularly in relation to digitally inclusive technology-enabled learning.”