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Information Resources Management Association
Advancing the Concepts & Practices of Information Resources Management in Modern Organizations

Michael Thomas

Dr Michael Thomas BA (Hons) M.Ed. MBA Ph.D., Ph.D., PFHEA is Professor in Higher Education and Online Learning at the University of Central Lancashire, UK and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He holds two Ph.Ds. from Newcastle University and Lancaster University in the UK and has previously taught at universities in the UK, Germany and Japan. He has authored or edited over 35 books and journal special editions and is lead editor of the book series Digital Education and Learning (Palgrave) and Advances in Digital Language Learning and Teaching (Bloomsbury). His most recent authored monograph was Project-Based Language Learning with Technology (Routledge) and was editor of a four-volume reference work entitled Digital Language Learning and Teaching for Bloomsbury. He is currently coordinating the EU-funded GUINEVERE project which explores the role of digital game-based learning in 3D immersive environments ( He founded the International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE) and is a member of leading journal editorial boards including the ALT Journal of Research in Learning Technologies.
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