Dr Faramarz Amiri

Senior Lecturer in Digital Media

Amir Faramaz
Email address: f.amiri@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 323447 Location: MK Building, MK601 Faculty: Faculty of Arts School/Institute: School of Media Areas of expertise: Social & Critical Aspects of Games and Games Design, Games Design Pedagogy, Multimedia, Interaction Design through Code, Educational Technology

About

I started my employment at this University in 1997 at the School of Languages and European Studies, teaching on the BA (Hons) in 'Multimedia Communication'. In 1999 Multimedia Communication moved into the School of Art & Design where the Multimedia Course evolved into 'Interactive Media'. In 2010 I joined the 'Games Design' team and became its course leader the following year.

Before working at the University of Wolverhampton, I was a Research Associate at the School of Education, the University of Manchester where I was also doing my PhD in the use of technology in Education and teaching on the MA Educational Technology course.

Research interests

  • Games Design, Art & Design Pedagogy, Educational Technology, Social, Political and Cultural Aspects of Technology.

Membership of professional bodies

  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy.

Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice in Higher Education,
  • The University of Wolverhampton
  • PhD in Education,
  • The University of Manchester
  • MSc in Computer Science: New Generation Computing,
  • The University of Exeter
  • M.Phil. in Social and Political Theory,
  • The University of Cambridge
  • Postgraduate Diploma in TEFL,
  • Brighton Polytechnic
  • BA (Hon) in Linguistics with Cognitive Sciences,
  • The University of Sussex

Publications

  • Programming as Design: The Role of Programming in Interactive Media Curriculum in Art & Design. The International Journal of Art & Design Education. Vol. 30.2; 2011.
  • Technology and empowerment: why EFL teachers need their own voice on multimedia authoring. IATEFL conference, Brighton, 2001.
  • Language Teachers as CALL materials developers. CALL 2000, Guangzhou, China. 18th to 19th of November 2000.
  • What makes a CALL material pedagogically sound? British Council Seminar in Beijing, 30th of August to 3rd of September 2000.
  • The role of the language teacher in the software development cycle. British Council Seminar in Beijing, 30th of August to 3rd of September 2000.
  • From natural language to programming language: why language teachers can make good multimedia authors. British Council Seminar in Beijing, 30th of August to 3rd of September 2000.
  • Tools of the trade. British Council Seminar in Beijing, 30th of August to 3rd of September 2000.
  • IT-literacy for language teachers: should it include computer programming? SYSTEM 28/1 2000. 
  • Multimedia for ‘grammar consciousness raising’. A paper presented at the IATEFL conference, Edinburgh, 1999.
  • Training teachers for the age of Information Technology. A paper presented at the IATEFL conference, Vienna 1996.
  • How the Internet can help you with your research. Researcher, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1996.
  • Teacher Training and the search for ‘the best’ programming environment. CALL Review, July 1995.
  • Multimedia and language teaching/learning. CELTA Yearbook 1994/95.

Further information

In addition to English, I know Farsi (native speaker) and a bit of Turkish.