Sheila Webber

Senior Lecturer

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

Sheila Webber 2014

s.webber@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 (0)114 222 2641

I am an innovative teacher, and aim to stimulate and engage students through activity and reflection. Since joining the Information School I have proposed and introduced modules in Information Literacy research, web design, information management, information society, undergraduate research methods, and information literacy pedagogy, and radically restructured modules on management, business intelligence and information literacy. I have been an early adopter of educational technologies, using environments such as virtual worlds and blogs 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), 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.