The University of Southampton


Research interests

I am currently interested in what comments associated with Web-based learning objects reveal about users' attention to learning. 



2017 - Introduction to Learning and Teaching for Researchers (ILTeR) Certificate.

2014 - MSc, University of Southampton.

2010 - MA (Ed), University of Southampton.

1985 - HND in Film and TV Production, Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design.



January-Present: Outreach project support for the European Data Science Academy.


March-Present: Project and web management with the Web Science Trust.


March-June: Outreach work with Hampshire Cultural Trust.

June-September: Web design for the South East Physics Network (SEPnet).

March-September: Students as Creators and Change Agents project.

Professional activities

Media Producer, Zemedia (partial filmography listed on the BFI Database and IMDB)

Associate Fellow: Higher Education Academy

Member of:

Conferences attended

Future Learn Academic Network (FLAN) Meeting at the Open University, 16th June 2017 (associated with the CALRG17): "Analysing MOOCs" - Presented 'Automated Evaluation of Comments in a MOOC Discussion Forum' (slides and streamed video).

Future Learn Academic Network (FLAN) Meeting at the Open University, 7th June 2016 (associated with the CALRG16): "Focus on MOOCs" - Presented 'Evaluating comments in MOOC discussion forums' (slides and streamed video).

6th International Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference (LAK'16), April 25-29, 2016, University of Edinburgh, UK.

Future Learn Academic Network (FLAN) Meeting at the University of Southampton, 2nd December 2015: "Smart approaches to MOOC research: what works and what goes wrong" - Presented 'Digital Tools for Research' (slides) in the Petcha Kutcha session (streamed video from 26:00).

The 22nd annual conference of the Association for Learning Technology (ALTC), 8–10 September 2015, University of Manchester, UK - Presented 'How should we measure and show online learning activity?' (slides).

The 15th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT2015), Parkview Hotel, Hualien, Taiwan, July 6-9, 2015 - Presented 'Can you tell if they're learning?'

The 36th Computers and Learning Research Group Annual Conference, Open University, Milton Keynes, 17 June 2015 - Presented an early version of 'Can you tell if they're learning' at the Future Learn Academic Network day.

The 7th International Conference on Educational Data Mining, EDM 2014. Institute of Education, London, UK. July 4 - July 7, 2014.

DIVERSE2012 Conference, KU Leuven, Belgium. 3-6 July 2012 - Presented Sharing Online Video for Education.

Media and Learning 2011 Conference, Brussels, 24 November 2011 - Presented (with Theo Kuechel) Edmediashare - Finding Useful Video Online Made Easy.

DIVERSE2011 Conference, Dublin City University, 27 June 2011 - Presented Learner Experiences of Web-based Video in Film Studies.


Project Support Officer with the Web Science Trust, Digital Champion, Demonstrator, and occasional Lecturer in Education.


O'Riordan, Tim, Millard, David and Schulz, John (2015) Can you tell if they’re learning? Using a pedagogical framework to measure pedagogical activity At ICALT 2015: 15th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Taiwan, Province of China. 06 - 09 Jul 2015. 3 pp.

O'Riordan, Tim (2015) How should we measure and show online learning? At Association for Learning Technology Annual Conference 2015: Shaping the Future of Learning Together, United Kingdom. 08 - 10 Sep 2015.

O'Riordan, Tim, Millard, David E. and Schulz, John B. (2016) How should we measure online learning activity? Research in Learning Technology, pp. 1-28.

Greville-Harris, Maddy, Bostock, Jennifer, Din, Amy, Graham, Cynthia A., Lewith, George, Liossi, Christina, O'Riordan, Tim, White, Peter, Yardley, Lucy and Bishop, Felicity L. (2016) Educating patients about placebo effects: using evidence, theory, and qualitative methods to develop a new website Journal of Medical Internet Research, pp. 1-23.

Bishop, Felicity, Greville-Harris, Maddy, Lewith, George, Yardley, Lucy, Liossi, Christina, Graham, Cynthia, White, Peter, Din, Amy, O'Riordan, Tim, Bagg, Christine and Bostock, Jennifer (2015) Improving informed choice about acupuncture and placebo interventions. Abstract. European Journal of Integrative Medicine, 7, (6), p. 682. (doi:10.1016/j.eujim.2015.07.012).

Bishop, Felicity L., Greville-Harris, Maddy, Bostock, Jennifer, Din, Amy, Graham, Cynthia A., Lewith, George, Liossi, Christina, O'Riordan, Tim, Ryves, Rachel, White, Peter and Yardley, Lucy (2016) Using psychological theory and qualitative methods to develop a new evidence-based website about acupuncture for back pain European Journal of Integrative Medicine, pp. 1-31.


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