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Steve Ingle

Personal details

Steve Ingle

Job title: Associate Lecturer and Doctoral Researcher

Qualifications: BA (Hons), PgC, MA, (QTLS), FHEA, FIFL, FCIEA

Email: steve.ingle@cumbria.ac.uk

Academic Background

Steve has over twelve years experience in post-compulsory education and training, holding a variety of teaching and management positions within further and higher education, including Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for the PGCE Teacher Education.

Steve has been an educational consultant on a variety of national quality and workforce development programmes to support the introduction of the 14-19 Diploma, Functional Skills, Foundation Learning and the Qualifications and Credit Framework.

His teaching experience includes: Information Technology, Skills for Life and Teacher Education. Steve is a qualified Adult Literacy Specialist.

Academic interest

Recent External Roles

  • Chief Examiner - Edexcel
  • External Examiner - University of Huddersfield (Lifelong Learning)
  • Additional Inspector - ITE and Learning and Skills
  • Lead Inspector – Private Further Education
  • Subject Expert - Ofqual
  • Consultant – Institute for Learning


  • Association for Learning Technologies (ALT)
  • British Educational Research Association (BERA)
  • Chartered Institute for Educational Assessors (CIEA)
  • Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • Institute for Learning (IfL)
  • The ICT Association (NAACE)
  • Society of Education Consultants (SEC)

Research activity

Current Projects

PhD: Technology Mediated Learning. Steve is currently researching the impact of technology on teaching and learning and the interaction between tutor and student.

Selected Outputs

  • Ingle S. and Duckworth V. (2013) Teaching and Training Vocational Learners. London: Sage/Learning Matters.
  • Ingle S. and Duckworth V. (2013) 'Exploring the shifting digital divide between learners and their educators: an updated comparative study of technology use in lifelong learning.' Annual Conference of the British Educational Research Association (BERA), University of Sussex, 3-5 September 2013.
  • Ingle S. & Duckworth V. (2013) Enhancing Learning Through Technology in Lifelong Learning: fresh ideas; innovative strategies, Maidenhead, McGraw-Hill/ Open University Press
  • Ingle S. (2012) ‘Life after death by PowerPoint: investigating the impact of ‘Pecha Kucha' on the pedagogical relations and teaching practices of student teachers’. Annual Conference of the British Educational Research Association (BERA), University of Manchester, 4-6 September 2012.
  • Duckworth V., Ingle S. and Lord J. (2012) ‘I thought moving from further education teaching to teaching in higher education would be a natural step: preparing lifelong learning teachers to work in HE, or preparing them to carry on keeping their heads above water?’ Annual Conference of the British Educational Research Association (BERA), University of Manchester, 4-6 September 2012.
  • Ingle S. (2012) ‘Just ‘GooGol’ it: is Web 3.0 the answer to information overload?’, Advancing Education - Journal of the NAACE, Summer 2012.
  • Ingle S. & Duckworth V. (2012) ‘Harnessing Technology to Enhance the Learner Journey – A PCET Trainee Perspective’. Creating Effective Teacher: 3rd Teacher Education Advancement Network Annual Conference. Aston University, Birmingham 18 May.
  • Ingle S. (2012) ‘How can I engage trainee teachers with learning technologies, in preparing them to teach in a digital age?’, Critical Commentary. 5 (1) pp. 88-108.
  • Duckworth V., Hussain S., Ingle S. and Morley T. (2011) Teaching Tomorrow: Creative Approaches by Today’s Trainees, Warrington: Gatehouse.
  • Ingle S. (2011) ‘Bridging the Digital Divide: How can trainee teachers be best prepared to meet the needs of the ‘Net Gen’?, Solstice 2011 eLearning Conference. SOLSTICE Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, U.K. 8 June.
  • Ingle S. (2010) ‘Encouraging trainee teachers to harness technology more effectively in order to enhance the teaching and learning experience for the `Net Gen', JISC RSC North West Annual Conference, Bolton, U.K. 22nd June 2010.