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Nicola Fern

Senior Digital Learning Developer

Senior Digital Learning Developer in the Durham Centre for Academic Development (DCAD)
Postgraduate Student in the Department of Computer Science


I'm the Senior Digital Learning Developer in the Digital Learning Team within DCAD, and a PhD student in the Computer Science department.  My research area is the use of virtual reality within higher education teaching contexts.

I hold an MA in Digital Technology, Communication and Education from Manchester University, and a BA in Communication and Mass Media from Glasgow Caledonian University. 

I have expertise in digital pedagogy and multimedia design, graphic design and animation, and am particularly interested in universal design for learning, virtual reality, Unity, digital storytelling for education and Blender for 3D modelling.

I live in Manchester, so the best way to get in touch with me is via MS Teams or email.

Research interests

  • Universal Design for Learning
  • Digital pedagogy
  • Virtual Reality