Vimala Judy Kamalodeen

Vimala Judy Kamalodeen
University of the West Indies, St. Augustine | UWI · School of Education

Doctor of Education
Game based learning Computational thinking Mixed methods research

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Introduction
Currently, a lecturer at the School of Education in IT/CS and Mathematics education. My research interests include technology-enhanced learning, mixed methods research, teacher professional learning and, game-based learning. I am involved in STEM projects, Mixed methods Chapter in the Caribbean and, in teacher professional development. I have a focus on exploring social and collaborative technologies for enhanced learning. My interests include pedagogies that include, rather than marginalise​ students​, regardless of gender, age, colour or background.
Additional affiliations
March 2012 - February 2016
University of the West Indies, St. Augustine
Position
  • Lecturer
March 2012 - present
University of the West Indies, St. Augustine
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Teaching of IT/Computer Science Mathematics Education Mixed Methods Research

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Publications (39)
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Popularly used in marketing and business, gamification has been gaining interest in educational contexts for its potential to invigorate otherwise mundane or difficult processes. A gamified environment transfers motivational elements of games to learning activities thereby engaging learners in the learning task thus transforming dull classroom envi...
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Typically, case study research (CSR) is associated with a qualitative approach. However, the increased use of mixed methods to address complex research prob- lems provides an opportunity to combine mixed methods research (MMR) and CSR in a single investigation. This paper discusses the intersection of these two research approaches (MMR+CSR) leading...
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The Action Research course, as part of the Post-Graduate Diploma in Education programme for in-service teachers, is conceptualized as classroom research conducted by the teacher. Action research expects a shift from practitioner to researcher, a journey that is often difficult for teachers, described as cognitive dissonance yet presents opportuniti...
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Trinidad and Tobago responded decisively to the COVID 19 pandemic and was successful in containing community spread of the virus. By mid-march 2020, there was closure of key business and educational institutions. To minimise the loss of learning time, emergency remote learning became the modus-operandi, a response which challenged the most socially...
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The School of Education of the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine hosted a webinar focused on the Whole Child Approach during Pandemic and beyond. There were 5-panel presentations. This presentation was developed by Drs Korinne Louison, an educational psychologist, and myself focused on Learning during the pandemic.
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STEM has been a focus of global education reform. In the Caribbean, Science and Mathematics are core STEM areas that are targeted for educational improvement. In Trinidad and Tobago, educators are encouraged to use game-based approaches to support the stated cognitive and affective learning outcomes of the Mathematics and Science curricula. This pa...
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Though games have had popular use in primary schools over time, there is increased interest in using elements of gaming in the classroom to promote motivation and thinking skills. This paper reports on a mixed methods intervention pilot study in one primary school in Trinidad that explored the effects of a gamified classroom on reinforcing geometri...
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Games have been recognised for its’ potential to motivate students to learn at primary level. Primary Mathematics and Science curricula recommend use of games for cognitive and affective learning outcomes and educators are challenged to use game-based approaches to promote more than enjoyment. This paper highlights two different game-based approach...
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This article reviews the practices and trends in mathematics education in Trinidad and Tobago from pre- to post-colonial periods. It highlights critical factors that shaped these practices and the efforts made at globalizing the curriculum so as to improve student performance.
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Though games have had popular use in primary schools over time, there is increased interest in using elements of gaming in the classroom to promote motivation and thinking skills. This paper reports on a mixed methods intervention pilot study in one primary school in Trinidad that explored the effects of a gamified classroom on reinforcing geometri...
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Technology use for transforming the teaching-learning environment has been well researched and forms a critical component in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. Schools and teachers therein need to be well positioned to embrace curricula change and employ Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for teaching and...
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A video for novices and intermediate alike.
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A presentation developed to contribute to the discussion on the merits of mixing qualitative and quantitative data.
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Social networks are becoming very prominent in educational discourse. The discourse centers on the role of social media and its utility in the teaching and learning environment. Several arguments have been made to support its use because they are highly collaborative, easily accessible, and provide opportunities to embed a variety of Web 2.0 tools...
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Technology has been impacting the way people learn for some time and the rise of online learning has benefitted participants by allowing a degree of freedom in time and space that was not possible before Web 2.0. Nontraditional learning spaces (Brown in Educating the net generation. EDUCAUSE, pp. 2.1–2.20, Boulder, CO, 2005) have afforded students...
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This study examines the extent to which one-to-one laptops are being used by both teachers and students and the perceived barriers that may hinder laptop integration at the fourth form level. In 2010, the government of Trinidad and Tobago launched a massive laptop initiative to deliver over 100,000 laptops to students in all secondary schools. Whil...
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Education today is impacted by large-scale transformations such as globalization and internationalization. Economic and intellectual development of a country is linked to the ability of the education system to be responsive to the changing needs of a postindustrial society and cater for the delivery of modern quality education. STEM education has b...
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This study was designed to explore teacher learning using an online intervention with in-service secondary teachers in Trinidad and Tobago. It has been argued that traditional teachers' professional development practices do not adequately meet the needs of today's practitioners and that new models of teacher learning need to be explored for in-serv...
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This study focused on how teachers participated in an educational social networking site. An online space was created specifically for practicing teachers in Trinidad and Tobago in an effort to facilitate networking among them and to provide support to one another in an era of increasing teacher isolation and challenging work environments. This pap...
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This study focused on how teachers participated in an educational social networking site. An online space was created to facilitate networking among teachers, sharing of best practices and to provide support to one another in an era of increasing teacher isolation and challenging work environments. This paper reports on this initiative in Trinidad...
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This study focused on how teachers participated in an educational social networking site. In Trinidad and Tobago, teachers have few opportunities to meet and share with each other and increasing demands on their time are made by expanding curricula, challenging school environments and student learning differences. An educational social networking s...
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This paper considers new ways of exploring teacher learning. It has been argued that traditional profesional development practices do not adequately meet the needs of today’s teachers and that new models need to be explored for teachers to learn while engaged in practice. In this paper, a new model of teacher professional development is considered...
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A Presentation at a Professional Development Seminar as part of requirements of the Sheffield EdD programme
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A Presentation at a Professional Development Seminar as part of requirements of the Sheffield EdD programme.
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Presentation for EdD Seminar -University of Sheffield
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Can participants in social media crowdsourced apps be consumers (users) and producers (creators) at the same time?
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I am interested in teacher learning- the knowledge sharing, the ways of knowing during their classroom action research. Please share what you as a teacher experience or what your student teachers .
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Am interested in ways mixing happens.
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Trying to clarify educational context of disruption
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Teachers as reflexive practitioners.
Are artefacts -journals- sufficient or should interviews or questionnaires be added?

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Projects (5)
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The aim of the conference is to facilitate reflection and visionary discourse on the theoretical and practical evolution of mixed methods research as a tool for societal development. The conference will facilitate greater collaboration among members of the global mixed methods research communities as well as continue to build the community of mixed methods researchers in the Caribbean region. The conference will facilitate dialogues and insights regarding Mixed Methods among students, lecturers, and non-academic professionals.
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To understand the use of games in the classroom