I’m the ELT Project Officer based in the department of Library and Learning Services. Here I centrally support the academic implementation of ELT with the aim of enhancing the staff teaching and student learning experience. Operationally I have centrally supported academic and support staff working alongside faculty ELT Project Officers and ITMS in the technologies that we currently use. From 2007 till 2016 I centrally led and coordinated the academic implementation of Blackboard, Turnitin, Campus Pack and the DMU Commons (WordPress) – advising the CELT team and Head of ELT on the academic implications of these core technology upgrades. I strategically led the Teaching Systems Reviews in 2015 working alongside the faculty ELT PO’s. My focus now includes student support and hence I developed and designed/developed the student support on our core technologies. I’m a member of the DMUAspire programme team that successfuly delivered it first pilot (2017) with year 12 – leading on the Blackboard module development and delivering on student digital literacy. Below is still may take on using technologies for teaching and learning!
My Take: We have a come long way in how we view the impact of web technology in teaching and learning and no longer feel we need to knee-jerk to the latest tool and platform; there are many key drivers to making learning and teaching successful and technological advances has its role to play in HE in an increasing digitally aware world yet blended learning environment. I’m very interested in how we in HE deal responsibly to the ever increasingly influx of web aware learners who are using the world wide web (for resource & information) & technology intrinsically in their daily lives and embedding this into context of what we do.
I have a Masters of Science (MSc) in Computing from De Montfort University and BA (Hons) in Combined Science (Psychology) from Leicester University.