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Dr Ruslan Ramanau

Dr Ruslan  Ramanau

Profile summary

  • Central Academic Staff
  • Lecturer in eLearning
  • The Faculty of Business and Law
  • The Open University Business School
  • Department for People and Organisations
  • ruslan.ramanau

Professional biography

Dr Ruslan Ramanau is a Lecturer in E-Learning at The Open University Business School.

His first degree was in Linguistics and Teacher Education from Vitebsk State Pedagogical Institute in Belarus. He did his Master of Education degree at The Graduate School of Education at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey in the USA, which is where he got involved in the field of distance and e-learning. After returning to teach at the Institute for Contemporary Issues in Belarus, Ruslan was involved in a number of international projects in the field under the auspices of the US-funded IREX (International Research and Education Exchange Board) and CEP (Civic Education Project). In the academic year of 2001-2002 he was visiting postgraduate student at the Educational Studies Department of the University of Oxford in the UK.

From 2002 to 2007 he completed a Master of Science in Research Methods for Educational Technology and a PhD in Educational Technology degrees at the Institute of Educational Technology of the Open University. Supervised by Professor John Richardson and Dr Barbara Hodgson Ruslan looked at cross-cultural and cross-contextual differences in student experiences of technology-mediated learning on the Professional Certificate and Professional Diploma of Management courses taught in the UK and in Russia.

In 2007 he joined the Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development where he worked for one year as a Research Fellow in E-Learning on the Pathfinder project, investigating student uses of e-learning technologies in their university studies. From May 2008 until August 2009 he was working as a Research Assistant in the Institute of Educational Technology fo the Open University on the ESRC-funded national project on the nature of learning experiences among "The Net Generation" students in five universities in the UK. In August 2009 he joined The Open University Business School as a Lecturer in E-Learning.

Dr Ramanau has several publications on technology-mediated learning in international conference proceedings and academic journals. His interests are in the areas of cross-cultural differences in e-learning, self- and group regulation in online learning settings.


Research Activity

Research groups

NameTypeParent Unit
International Management Practice, Education and Learning ThemeThemeThe Faculty of Business and Law