Khristin Fabian
khristin fabian

Dr Khristin Fabian

Lecturer

Biography

Dr. Khristin Fabian is a Research Fellow in the School of Computing and a member of the Centre for Higher Education Research (previously Centre for Computing Education Research). Concurrent with her research work, she is also Senior Learning Technologist and Lecturer at UHI Perth.

Khristin has 20 years of experience working in the educational sector as researcher, learning technologist and lecturer. Her educational research experience includes working on government funded projects in the Philippines, evaluation of technology enhanced learning and more recently, student transitions and work-based learning.

Khristin's is actively involved in investigating various facets of Graduate Apprenticeship delivery and the Associate Student Project. She is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy, a Microsoft Certified Educator and a Certified Member of Association for Learning Technology with a specialism in Educational Technology Research.

Research Areas

Esteem

Conference Organising Activity

  • Conference Committee, ALT Annual Conference 2022
  • Conference Committee, ALT Annual Conference 2019
  • Conference Committee, Annual European Conference on e-Learning

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Fellow of Royal Statistical Society
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Certified Member of Association for Learning Technology

 

Reviewing

  • Educational Technology Research and Development (Reviewer)
  • Review of Education (Reviewer)
  • Research in Learning Technology (Reviewer)
  • Journal of Computers in Education (Reviewer)

 

Date


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Apprentices’ perspectives of the tripartite collaboration at the heart of degree apprenticeships: a longitudinal study

Journal Article
Taylor-Smith, E., Smith, S., Fabian, K., & Bratton, A. (2023)
Apprentices’ perspectives of the tripartite collaboration at the heart of degree apprenticeships: a longitudinal study. Journal of Workplace Learning, 35(8), 779-795. https://doi.org/10.1108/JWL-01-2023-0007
Purpose: The partnership which underpins degree apprenticeships is a tripartite collaboration between apprentices, employers, and universities. This study investigated the li...

Signalling new opportunities? An analysis of UK job adverts for degree apprenticeships

Journal Article
Fabian, K., Taylor-Smith, E., Smith, S., & Bratton, A. (in press)
Signalling new opportunities? An analysis of UK job adverts for degree apprenticeships. Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning, https://doi.org/10.1108/HESWBL-02-2022-0037
Purpose The purpose of this study is to gain insight into the degree apprenticeship labour market and employers’ strategies for apprenticeship recruitment using job advertisem...

Direct entrants as route guides to the higher education landscape

Conference Proceeding
Taylor-Smith, E., Meharg, D., & Fabian, K. (in press)
Direct entrants as route guides to the higher education landscape. In SRHE International Conference 2022
Students who study for an HND at further education college and then join the university directly into the 3 rd year of their honours degree are a valuable segment of our acade...

Apprentices' longitudinal perspectives of the tripartite collaboration at the heart of degree apprenticeships

Presentation / Conference
Taylor-Smith, E., Smith, S., & Fabian, K. (2022, September)
Apprentices' longitudinal perspectives of the tripartite collaboration at the heart of degree apprenticeships. Paper presented at Organisational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities, OLKC 2022, Trollhättan, Sweden
Purpose: In degree apprenticeships, the tripartite collaboration between the apprentice, the employer, and the university is key to success. As the apprentices are at the cent...

Transactional distance in the context of online and blended learning

Presentation / Conference
Fabian, K., Smith, S., Taylor-Smith, E., & Meharg, D. (2022, September)
Transactional distance in the context of online and blended learning. Paper presented at Association for Learning Technology Annual Conference, Manchester
Moore’s (1993) transactional distance theory recognises that communications and psychological distance between learner and teacher are affected by course structure, dialogue b...

An exploration of academic identity through the COVID-19 pandemic

Journal Article
Smith, S., Plum, K., Taylor-Smith, E., & Fabian, K. (2022)
An exploration of academic identity through the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 46(9), 1290-1303. https://doi.org/10.1080/0309877X.2022.2072194
The COVID-19 global pandemic precipitated migration to online learning and teaching for students and universities. This study explored the change in self-identification in an ...

Identifying factors influencing study skills engagement and participation for online learners in higher education during Covid-19

Journal Article
Fabian, K., Smith, S., Taylor-Smith, E., & Meharg, D. (2022)
Identifying factors influencing study skills engagement and participation for online learners in higher education during Covid-19. British Journal of Educational Technology, 53(6), 1915-1936. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjet.13221
The Covid-19 pandemic disrupted education across the world as campuses closed to restrict the spread of the virus. UK universities swiftly migrated to online delivery. The exp...

Degree Apprentices’ Lockdown Survey: Reflections on working and studying from home

Conference Proceeding
Taylor-Smith, E., & Fabian, K. (2021)
Degree Apprentices’ Lockdown Survey: Reflections on working and studying from home. In SRHE International Conference on Research into Higher Education
During the first UK lockdown period, degree apprentices in two universities in Scotland were invited to complete a short qualitative survey with their reflections on starting...

How are we positioning degree apprenticeships? Analysis of adverts

Conference Proceeding
Fabian, K., Taylor-Smith, E., & Smith, S. (2021)
How are we positioning degree apprenticeships? Analysis of adverts. In SRHE International Conference on Research into Higher Education
Degree apprentices are recruited by employers, rather than universities, reflecting their status as paid employees, first and foremost. This study analysed job adverts for IT ...

A multi-institutional exploration of the social mobility potential of degree apprenticeships

Journal Article
Smith, S., Taylor-Smith, E., Fabian, K., Zarb, M., Paterson, J., Barr, M., & Berg, T. (2021)
A multi-institutional exploration of the social mobility potential of degree apprenticeships. Journal of Education and Work, 34(4), 488-503. https://doi.org/10.1080/13639080.2021.1946494
This mixed-method study at six universities asked degree apprentices about their trajectories into the apprenticeship, to better understand the social mobility potential of ap...

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