As a Senior member of the TEL team, my objective is to promote, develop and support the use of TEL across the University. My responsibilities include working strategically with School Directors of Teaching and Learning, the coordination of the design and delivery of the TEL staff professional development Programme, membership of university groups and committees. I work with academic teams and individual colleagues in their development of TEL within academic programmes and modules.
TEL liaison for: The Institute of Education, Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science (SAGES), Henley Business School, University of Reading Malaysia and NUIST Academy.
I have been working at the University since 2000 in the area of TEL, taking on different responsibilities from supporting academics to use Blackboard, to delivering training and workshops on the use of technology, and to managing large institutional HEA/JISC funded projects to promote and embed the use of technology in teaching practice.
Projects I’m working on:
- Electronic Management of Assessment (EMA)
- Blackboard ALLY
- NUIST Academy: Using TEL for the delivery of Programmes
- M.A. in Information and Communications Technology in Education (2001)
- M.Sc. (Econ) in Operational Research (1989)
- B.Sc. in Mathematics (1987)
- [with Kerrigan M. et al] ‘The making assessment count (MAC) consortium maximising assessment and feedback design by working together’, Research in Learning Technology, 19 (1), pp.43*56. 2012. Available at: http://www.researchinlearningtechnology.net/index.php/rlt/article/view/7782
- [with Conole, Brown, Alberts, & Howell] ‘Fostering Connectivity and Reflection as Strategic Investment for Change’. In U Ehlers and D Schneckenberg (Eds) Changing cultures in Higher Education: Moving Ahead to Future Learning, Springer-Verlag, 2010
- [with Newland B.] “e-Learning: Institutional Provision and Student Expectations” in J. O’Donoghue (Ed) Technology-supported environments for personalized learning: methods and case studies, IGI Global, 2010
- [with McCullagh and Bird] “A Framework for Institutional Change, DIRECT: Driving Institutional Reform: Exploring Change with Technology”. In Proceedings of the EDMEDIA Conference, Vienna, 2008
- [with Mitleton-Kelly E.] ‘Co-Evolution of Diverse Elements Interacting within a Social Ecosystem’. In Proceedings of the FEAST 2000 International Workshop. London, Imperial College, 2000
- [with Mitleton-Kelly E.] ‘Co-evolution and an Enabling Infrastructure: A Solution To Legacy?’ In P. Henderson (Ed) Systems engineering for business process change. London, Springer-Verlag, 2000
- [With E. Mayhew] Small and Medium go Large: EMA at the University of Reading, Blackboard Users’ Conference, Durham, Jan 2018.
- [with L. McCann] TEL – A journey from ‘brave new world’ to business as usual: How do we engage our academics at the University of Reading?’ Blackboard T & L Conference, Bocconi University, Milan 2016.
- The Making Assessment Count (MAC) framework: A cross-institutional evaluation, ALT-C 2013, Nottingham, Sept 2013.
- Students as partners: expectations, challenges and real-world gains, ALT-C 2013, Nottingham, Sept 2013.
- Evaluation of a framework for action on feedback – Making Assessment Count, ALT-C 2012, Manchester, September 2012.
- ePorfolio matters: E-portfolios: The Ideals of Reflection and the Reality of Support – A case study ALT-C 2012, Manchester, September 2012 (with G Pursey, et al.).
- The Making Assessment Count (MAC) Consortium – Maximising Assessment & Feedback Design by Working Together. (ALT-C 2011, Leeds, Sept 2011).
- Moving from Quality Assurance to Quality Enhancement: A Toolkit for Technology Enhanced Learning (ALT-C 2011, Leeds, Sept 2011).
- Curriculum Design: An approach for successfully embedding Technology Enhanced Learning in the curriculum (ALT-C 2011, Leeds, Sept 2011).
- Designing the curriculum: from innovation to enhancement, International Blended Learning Conference 2011, Hertfordshire, Jun 2011.