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Данияр Сапаргалиев

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Dr Daniyar Sapargaliyev is Associate Professor (Docent) of the School of Public Policy at Almaty Management University since October 2018.


Previously he was the Director of Centre for Research at Almaty Management University (October 2017-October 2018). Also, he was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing, University of Wolverhampton (under supervising of Professor John Traxler, October 2015-September 2017). 

He is a member of the International Association for Mobile Learning (since 2011) and British Education Research Association (2015-2016). He is an Editorial Review Board member of International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, of International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation and of International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction. He is a Review Panel member of British Journal of Educational Technology, of International Journal of Mobile Communications and of International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning.

He was a Programme Committee member on the 16th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (October, 2017, Cyprus) and the World Conference on Blended Learning (WCBL2016, Greece; WCBL2017, Canada) as well as on the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD2013, South Africa; ICTD2015, Singapore; ICTD2016, USA). He was invited as a Committee Member on the 13th International Conference on Mobile Learning (April 2017, Hungary). He was invited by University of Cambridge to speak at the seminar: ‘ICT for Inclusive Education: Possibilities in Kazakhstan’ in March 2014. He has chaired the mini track ‘Wearable and mobile technologies in education’ at the 14th European Conference on e-Learning (October 2015, University of Hertfordshire, UK) and the mini track ‘Wearable Technologies in Education’ at the 16th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (July 2016, USA). He chaired the mini track ‘Wearable Technologies in Learning and Teaching’ at the 16th European Conference on eLearning (October 2017, Porto, Portugal).

In 2013 he was conferred the degree of doctor (PhD) in Pedagogy and Psychology by authority of the Control Committee under Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Thesis titled: Pedagogical conditions in organization of mobile learning in higher education system, Professor John Traxler was Foreign Scientific Advisor and Examiner).

During his doctoral study he was awarded international scholarships as the International Diploma in Educational Planning and Administration by the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation Programme (2010, 6-month course at National University of Educational Planning and Administration, New Delhi, India); the Lane Kirkland Scholarship Programme (2010-2011, Warsaw University, Warsaw, Poland) and the Erasmus Mundus Action II Programme (2011-2012, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland).

Dr Daniyar Sapargaliyev was a Post-Doctoral Fellow by the Open Society Foundations Global Faculty Programme, (Supervisor Professor John Traxler, December 2013 - May 2014, University of Wolverhampton).

He was a principal applicant and partner country coordinator on the three-day host workshop of the University of Wolverhampton entitled: ‘Implementing mobile learning in Kazakhstan: Combining British experience and Kazakhstan possibilities’ by British Council’s Researcher Links Workshop Grant (February 2015, Almaty, Kazakhstan).

In 2015, he was awarded a 6-month British Council Researcher Links Travel Grant ‘The adapting online masters course in mobile learning for Kazakhstan and other Russian speaking countries’, but was unable to take it up because he was simultaneously awarded a 2-year Newton Researcher Links Postdoctoral Mobility Fellowship. The fellowship provided by the British Council with funding from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

He was an Invited Delegate at the Science and Policy Making Seminar (House of Lords Science and Technology Committee, January 2016, UK) and at the Early-career Leaders Day: Science for Sustainable Development (Royal Society of Chemistry, December 2016, UK).

He was a partner country applicant for the Newton Fund Institutional Links Grant (24-month Kazakh-British collaborative project; total funding requested £276 708) that had been reviewed by the UK expert panel and was included on the 2016-year call’s shortlist.  But the Ministry of Education and Science in Kazakhstan did not made match funding for this call available, so the British Council, with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) were obliged to close the call without funding any applications from the shortlist.

Daniyar Sapargaliyev has written more than 25 publications including articles in peer-reviewed journals, chapters in edited books and conference papers on mobile learning, social networking and wearable technologies.

In 2017 he had won the Top Springer Nature Author Award and was awarded “Contribution to Science” at Scopus Award Kazakhstan ceremony by Elsevier in 2018.