From 2007 till August 2016 I was the University ELT Project Officer – Core Technologies based in the department of Library and Learning Services. Here I centrally supported the academic implementation of ELT with the aim of enhancing the staff teaching and student learning experience. Operationally I centrally support academic and support staff working with faculty ELT Project Officers and ITMS Student Resource Development in the technologies that we currently use including Blackboard, our virtual learning environment and TurnitinUK, our anti-plagiarsm detection tool. Centrally we provide guidance on web technologies and are constantly evaluating and assessing the impact on HE and more closely to home to our staff and students. My base and focus now from August 2016 is supporting staff and students in the Library and Learning Services at DMU. My current project is developing a student hub for help on our learning technologies and 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. 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.