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Tünde Varga-Atkins

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Tünde Varga-Atkins
Varga-Atkins in 2017
Native nameSFHEA
🏳️ NationalityHungarian / British
Other namesTunde Varga-Atkins
🎓 Alma materDebrecen University (BA, BSc), Liverpool John Moores University (MA), University of Manchester (MSc), Lancaster University (PhD)
💼 Occupation
Known fortechnology enhanced learning, curriculum design and evaluation, pedagogic research, digital capabilities, digital assessment

Tunde Varga-Atkins (alternative spelling: Tünde Varga-Atkins), SFHEA, is a Senior Educational Developer at the Centre for Innovation in Education at the University of Liverpool.[1] She specializes in digital education and the scholarship of learning and teaching with technologies.


Varga-Atkins[2] received her PhD from Lancaster University in e-Research and Technology-Enhanced Learning in 2019. Her thesis was titled Designing curricula to develop digitally capable professionals in engineering and management: the case in two universities.[3]

Career and research[edit]

Varga-Atkins worked as a Learning Technologist at the University of Liverpool since 2007 and was appointed Senior Educational Developer at the Centre for Innovation in Education in 2018. Tunde was Chair of ALT ELESIG, a special interest group (Evaluation of Learners' Experiences of e-learning Special Interest Group) between 2018-2020 and has been the regional NorthWest co-lead since 2014 of the Group.[1] She is also one of the editors of Research in Learning Technology and associate editor of the Developing Academic Practice journals.

Varga-Atkins has also developed the nominal group technique, now widely used in political and social decision making, as well as for educational development.[4] Her research on the medical student's use of wikis [5] and her findings on information handling by learners and educators has been applied across music and computer based learning.[6][7][8] The comparative study on the ability of information handling by business studies students was cited as a concern for future employers.[9]

During the 2019 -2021 coronavirus pandemic some millions of young people have been experiencing 'home schooling' and distance learning, with an impact on education, a decade ago Varga-Atkins compared (then) digital TV or internet learning.[10]

Publications (selected)[edit]

She has published on digital capabilities, educational technology, curriculum design and development, focus groups, nominal group technique, multimodal research methods including drawings and diagrams in higher education and professional learning:


  1. "Centre for Innovation in Education - Dr Tunde Varga-Atkins". University of Liverpool. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  2. Tunde Varga-Atkins publications indexed by Google Scholar
  3. Varga-Atkins, Tunde (2018) Designing curricula to develop digitally capable professionals in engineering and management: the case in two universities. PhD thesis. Lancaster University.
  4. Karlsson, Jan (2017). Methods for social theory : analytical tools for theorizing and writing. Ann Bergman. Abingdon, Oxon. pp. 18, 21, 40. ISBN 978-1-317-09700-6. OCLC 965196632. Search this book on
  5. Zheng, Yan (2012-03-31). Encyclopedia of Cyber Behavior. IGI Global. p. 172. ISBN 978-1-4666-0316-5. Search this book on
  6. Varga-Atkins, Tünde; McIsaac, Jaye; Willis, Ian (2017-07-04). "Focus Group meets Nominal Group Technique: an effective combination for student evaluation?". Innovations in Education and Teaching International. 54 (4): 289–300. doi:10.1080/14703297.2015.1058721. ISSN 1470-3297.
  7. Abromeit, Kathleen A. (2018). Ideas, Strategies, and Scenarios in Music Information Literacy. A-R Editions, Inc. p. 113. ISBN 978-0-89579-860-2. Search this book on
  8. O'Malley, Claire (2009-01-01). Computer Support Collaborative Learining Practices: CSCL2009 Conference Prceedings. p. 241. ISBN 978-1-61584-137-0. Search this book on
  9. Bergart, Robin (2007). Sudden selector's guide to business resources. Vivian Lewis. Chicago: Collection Management and Development Section of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services. p. 4. ISBN 978-0-8389-8414-7. OCLC 77573031. Search this book on
  10. Morales, Arelene V. (2007). Distance Education Issues and Challenges. Nova Science Publishers. p. 198. ISBN 978-1-60021-829-3. Search this book on

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