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Centre for Online and Distance Education

Patricia McKellar

Associate Director (Learning & Teaching)

Patricia is currently the Associate Director (Learning & Teaching) in the Undergraduate Laws Programme for the University of London having joined in 2009.

Patricia's work involves the development and implementation of the learning, teaching and assessment strategy for the programme specifically in relation to the embedding of e-learning technologies and the development of an interactive learning environment.  She has particular responsibility for guiding and supporting the college-based academic staff in implementing the strategy in their particular modules. She has published in the area of legal education and legal practice and regularly give papers at conferences, workshops and seminars.

Pratrica was in private practice as a solicitor for nine years before joining the Division of Law at Glasgow Caledonian University in 1992 then Glasgow Graduate School of Law at the University of Strathclyde in 2002.  From 2005 she was with UK Centre for Legal Education (part of the Higher Education Academy) at the University of Warwick as Senior Teaching and Learning Advisor. Her remit was to support and develop teaching and learning projects in legal education across the UK. She worked on identifying, managing, advising on and mentoring projects funded by the Centre and other funding bodies (mainly JISC and HEFCE) and worked with colleagues throughout the UK in developing project ideas.