Senior Lecturer – Education

Tel: +44 (0)1204 903249
Email: T.Olukoga@bolton.ac.uk

Overview

Dr Olukoga is currently a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education and Psychology at the University of Bolton. Prior to this, she worked in the Further Education (FE) and Skills Sector as an IT Lecturer, Assessor and Verifier. Subsequently, she took up the position of the College ILT Champion and then Teacher Educator at one of the largest FE Colleges in Europe.

Dr Olukoga was awarded a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics in 1982. She later gained a Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics, followed by a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. Responding to technology-driven changes in the education sector and her personal love of learning, she further completed a Master’s degree in Multimedia and eLearning and a Doctorate in Education (EdD).

Research Interests

Dr Olukoga is passionate about developing practitioners’ professional practice and skills, and exploring those factors that may support or undermine these. She is also committed to developing the pedagogical use of learning technologies as well as exploring their effectiveness.

Teaching Responsibilities
Dr Olukoga teaches on the Initial Teacher Education and Master in Education courses. She also facilitates sessions on Doctoral programmes.

Research Outputs

Preparing for independence, progression and employability using mobile learning (MoleNET/LSN, 2008)

Enhancing inclusiveness through the use of mobile and assistive technologies (ALT, 2009)

Using the Nintendo DS and Wii with construction and motor vehicle learners to enhance learning and promote positive behaviour (LSN, 2009)

Making Learning Work – Working with the Rail Service (LSN, 2010)

The perceptions of FE teachers about the impact of in-service initial teacher education on their professional development and practice (2015)