Sheila Webber

Senior Lecturer

BA (Kent at Canterbury), Dip Lib (London Metropolitan University), FCLIP, FHEA

Sheila Webber 2014

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I am an innovative teacher, and aim to stimulate and engage students through activity and reflection. In 2015 I was presented with a University of Sheffield Senate Award for Sustained Excellence in Learning and Teaching, and in 2017 I was one of the team to be awarded a UoS Teaching Excellence in Social Sciences award, in recognition of our work on the Library and Information Services Management distance learning programme.

Since joining the Information School I have proposed and introduced modules on many topics, including Information Literacy research, web design, information management, information society, undergraduate research methods, and information literacy pedagogy. I was an early adopter of educational technologies, and have used environments such as virtual worlds, social media and online learning environments as an integral part of my learning and teaching design. I was selected as a CILASS (Centre for Inquiry Based Learning in the Arts and Social Sciences) Academic Fellow 2008-2010, with secondment of 10% of my time per year to the CILASS project. I engage in pedagogic research, for example investigating approaches to teaching information literacy (Webber and Johnston, 2010; Webber and McKinney, 2019), and inquiry based approaches to teaching in the virtual world, Second Life (Webber, 2010). I have been an External Examiner for taught programmes at Aberystwyth University, University of Central England, Manchester Metropolitan University and Strathclyde University.