Michael Seery is a Reader in Chemistry Education at the School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh. His current interests focus on prior knowledge and cognitive load in chemistry, and the reducing of this load through various teaching strategies, including technology enhanced learning. He has studied the performance of chemistry students on the basis of their prior knowledge, and this work is leading him into the area of learning analytics.
Michael was the winner of the 2012 Royal Society of Chemistry Higher Education Teaching Award for his work in the use of e-learning in the teaching of physical chemistry. He was previously awarded the Irish Learning Technology Association Jennifer Burke Award and a National Academy for Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (NAIRTL) Teaching Excellence Award. He is Chair-Elect of the editorial board of Education in Chemistry and is Guest Editor for a 2013 Special Issue of Chemistry Education Research and Practice with the theme of technology in chemistry teaching. He writes about the use of technology in chemistry education at www.michaelseery.com.