Senior Learning & Technology Officer
Lead MOOC Producer
Founders Building South Tower
Tel: 01784 41 4371
I joined Royal Holloway, University of London in 2002, when the digital natives/immigrants discourse enjoyed credibility. As Senior Learning Technologist, I have successfully contributed to the widespread uptake and use of technology in support of teaching, learning and assessment.
I manage the E-Learning team, co-chair the E-Learning Strategy Group, and occasionally contribute to the CAPITAL programme for new lecturers. The bulk of my time is invested in encouraging, supporting, and providing networking opportunities for a growing and diverse community of e-learning practitioners.
I am the insitutional representative for the UK Heads of e-Learning Forum (HeLF), and a former member of the steering group.
My main interests are how technologies can impact positively on the student experience, and the successful embedding of e-assessment, e-submssion and e-marking throughout College. The technologies I support and develop include Moodle, Turnitin, Panopto/RePlay and Turning Technologies (Clickers). I have recently been appointed as the College lead for the funding, development, and delivery of our portfolio of free online courses ( MOOCs).
As well as evaluating, promoting, developing, and supporting the appropriate use of institutional technologies, I support and advise on the appropriate use of third-party services (Padlet, Google Docs, WordPress, etc.) in teaching, learning and community building.
I have an Post Graduate qualification in Multimedia and Information Technology and a BA in Management, both of which have equipped me to develop a 19 year career in E-Learning in the private and Higher Education sectors. In addition to developing existing digital design interest and skills, I was introduced to the key areas of user-centred design and usability, programming, project management and web-based learning.
Recent CPD achievements include PRINCE 2 foundation and practitioner status, an ILM Management Level 5 Qualification, a Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching. I am an Associate Member of the Higher Education Academy.
I'm a two-times winner of the Royal Holloway College Teaching Prize for my use of online audio tools in French language oral assessment, and for developing a digitally-enhanced alternative to student presentations in the School of Law. I've also received a commendation for my work in developing feed-forward assessment with Turnitin's Peermark service.
Before joining Royal Holloway I held a variety of related posts; E-Learning Consultant & Developer, Web Usability Engineer, Web Designer for a Brighton based e-commerce and training company. Prior to that I delivered multimedia training courses to a wide range of public and private organisations on behalf of Edinburgh's Napier University, and carried out research into the use of multimedia in the community for Queen Margaret University. I have also undertaken a number of freelance e-learning, new media consultancy, development and web usability projects for a variety of clients.