Asher Rospigliosi

New Vocationalism
Prince Pericles 'asher' RospigliosiAsher is a senior lecturer in e-business and management information systems at the University of Brighton Business School. He conducts research into blended e-learning for higher education and continuing professional development in business. Asher has a substantial and successful commercial track record in the development and management of online systems for commerce and education. One of of his commercial projects won the 1999 PPAi award for best consumer website (GameSpot UK). Other areas of specialist interest are the impact of ubiquitous internet access on business, organisations, planning, learning and knowledge.

Away from the internet, he has spent the last four years researching the relationship between higher education and employment. He is currently working on the idea of a New Vocationalism: returning the emphasis in education to stimulating students willingness and ability to learn. With his co-authors he has presented these ideas at the The Institute For Employment Studies, The Work Foundation and The British Sociological Society's Work, Employment and Society 2010 Conference.

Asher's non-academic areas of interest include his dogs (Cleo and Hermes), tipis and low impact living, Wing Chun Kung Fu, walking, cooking, eating, dancing and travelling with his partner Mitch (though not necessarily in that order!).

Asher blogs here

ECEL 2011 at Brighton Business School

Other work:

Greener, S. & Rospigliosi, A. (2012) Editorial. Electronic Journal of E-Learning. Special ECEL Issue Reading, Academic Publishing Ltd. 10 (3). August 2012. Available at (Accessed 10/09/12)

Greener, S.L., Bourner, T and Rospigliosi, A (2011) Graduate Employment: 333 tips for finding your first job as a graduate. Ventus Publishing APS ISBN 978-87-7681-726-8  Available online

Bourner, T.,  Greener, S and Rospigliosi, A. (2011)  'Graduate employability and the propensity to learn in employment: a new vocationalism',  Higher Education Review, Vol. 43, ( No. 3).

Shurville, S. and Rospigliosi, A. (2009) Implementing blended self-managed action learning for digital entrepreneurs in higher education. Action Learning: Research and Practice. Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 53 - 61

Greener, S.L. and Rospigliosi, A (2009) Tread softly…making secure steps towards wider adoption of pedagogically-focussed e-learning at Brighton Business School. Proceedings of ALT-C Conference 2009, University of Manchester, 8-10 September 2009.

Bourner, T, Greener, S. L. & Rospigliosi, A. (2009) Mathematics students’ next steps after graduation.  International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology. V40 N6 777 Taylor and Francis

Bourner, T.  and Rospigliosi, A. (2008) 'Forty years on: long  term change in the first destinations of graduates', Higher Education Review, Vol. 41. No. 1, pp. 36-59.

Greener, S. L., Greener, A. R. and Rospigliosi, A (2008) Strategic Learners at a Distance Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on E-Learning (ICEL08) Cape Town, SA, June 2008

Shurville, S., Greener, S. L. & Rospigliosi, A. (2008) Educational technology: an ecumenical stance Proceedings of the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Education (ICICTE) 08 Corfu, 10-12th July 2008

Shurville, S., Greener, S. L. & Rospigliosi, A. (2008) Building a variety of educational technologies worth wanting. Proceedings of the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Education (ICICTE) 08 Corfu, 10-12th July 2008

Greener, S. L.; Rospigliosi, A. & Shurville, S. (2007) Engaging from the inside: Reflections on the value of social cognitive theory for learning in online discussions University of Brighton (Occasional/Working Paper Series No. 10). Available at:

Greener, S. L., Shurville, S. and Rospigliosi, A. (2007) The Value of Social Cognitive Theory in Online Discussion: Reflection via a Critical Incident Repertory Grid Proceedings of the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Education (ICICTE) 07 Crete, 12-14 July 2007

Greener, S. L. and Rospigliosi, A. (2005) First in Family Access Project for Aimhigher. Brighton: University of Brighton