Dr Andrew M. Cox

Senior Lecturer

BA (Open), MA (TVU), MSc (UWA), MA (Open), MEd (Sheffield), PhD (Loughborough)

Andrew Cox 2014


+44 (0)114 222 6347


My main areas of teaching are:

  • Library applications of ICT. I led the RDMRose project 2012-13 to develop learning materials on research data management for information professionals.
  • Library space
  • Virtual community, social networks and information. This encompasses social media sites like Flickr and blogging and also applications in corporate contexts (under the broad heading of KM), e.g. around communities of practice and virtual communities of practice.

I have been heavily influenced in my teaching style by the inquiry led approach promoted by CILASS.

I won a University of Sheffield senate award for teaching in 2009-10. I am a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Teaching Projects

International internet use
University of Sheffield internationalisation fund £1,500 2013
Project with Journalism undertaking case studies of the pattern of internet use in different countries.
Course Videos and Employability
University of Sheffield Faculty L&T enhancement fund £1,100 2013
Project with with Architecture and Landscape. Students created videos about the experience of learning at the Information School.
RDMRose, Research Data Management
JISC Principal Investigator £60,000 2012-2013
Creating an Open Educational Resource for information professionals supporting research data management.
Hand it to you
University of Sheffield Faculty L&T enhancement fund Principal Investigator £1,100 2012
Project with Law School to redesign the student handbook.
Promoting intercultural encounters
TUOS – Internationalisation fund Principal Investigator £1,000 2011
Project with Architecture investigating Chinese and UK students’ differing views on group work.
Picturing University
University of Sheffield widening participation fund £1000 2011
A joint study with TILL and Oncology of how children from working class backgrounds in two Sheffield schools perceive university.
Early career narratives of Information Management Graduates
CILASS - SURE Principal Investigator £1,080 2010
A study of what IM graduates views of employability.
Opened Up Learning: generating content and learning opportunities with communities beyond the classroom
University of Sheffield – Learning and teaching development grant Principal Investigator £7,740 2009
Using film making as an assessment task.
Multimedia Assessment in Information / Knowledge management (“Maik”)
HEA-Information and Computer Science Principal Investigator £3,000 2008
Developing multimedia slideshows as an assessment task.