MEng (Hons) MA CMALT FHEA
technology-enhanced learning, multimedia editing, technical training, photography
Higher education learning technologist and lecture capture service manager, University of York. I hold a Masters of Engineering in Media Technology and a Masters in Online and Distance Education. I’ve completed the Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector course, hold CMALT status and I am a CMALT assessor. I received a Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Award in 2014 and the Higher Education Academy Technician of the Year Award (Social Work & Social Policy) 2014 for my contribution to the student learning experience at the University of York. After completing the York Professional and Academic Development scheme I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
- Expertise in learning tools and technology-enhanced learning methods
- Research in lecture capture and the impact on student learning
- Supporting staff in the adoption and evaluation of learning technologies
- Development and delivery of technical and skills-based resources and mini-courses
- Image manipulation, photography, video editing, audio editing
- Accessibility, usability and copyright
July 2014 – Ongoing: E-learning Development Team, Academic Support Office, University of York
Lecture Recording Coordinator and E-learning Adviser
Lead advocate and service manager for Replay lecture capture across the University, encouraging staff adoption of the Replay service and promoting best practice and innovative uses of the technology that support student learning. Application and project management responsibilities for the Replay system. Support and training for Replay system users. Evaluation of Replay service delivery and research into lecture recording activities across the institution, analysing staff and student perceptions and impact upon the student learning experience. E-learning consultancy, deliver staff training and workshops, working with a variety of educational technologies (e.g. classroom, web based, mobile), video and multimedia. Organise dissemination events on e-learning best practices, to demonstrate the value of online delivery in supporting learning and teaching activities. Co-editor of the York Technology-Enhanced Learning Handbook.
2007- July 2014: Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of York
VLE Co-ordinator for Department of Social Policy and Social Work
Department Web Officer for Department of Social Policy and Social Work
Department Web and VLE Coordinator (May 2009 onwards): Engaging with academics and administrators with technology-enhanced learning and IT systems. Creation of learning materials, conducting training sessions with students and staff, research, evaluation and strategic direction of Department use of technology-enhanced learning. Online/Department marketing strategies, website development, web content, audio/video production and social media marketing. Support and delivery of skills-based training and social media mini-course.
Online Masters (2007-May 2009): Moodle customisation (visual styles and programming), HTML content maintenance, audio/video capture and editing, project managed website redesign, advised on accessibility legislation, development of web technologies for the learning environment.
2004-2007: Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of York
Web development officer for Online Masters Programmes (Casual)
OCR PDF to Word Doc and HTML conversion, front-end website maintenance, design and content proofing. System processes, technical problem solving, creation of content development tools.
MA in Online and Distance Education
The Open University. Technology Enhanced Learning: Debates and Practices (educational theory and learner-centred practices for the use of technology in education). Accessible online learning: supporting disabled students. Practice-based research in educational technology. Leading professional practice in education.
MEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering with Media Technology
University of York. Modules included: two-term software engineering group project, video systems and production, strategic management, marketing techniques, accounting and finance. Final year MEng project on automated video analysis in C++. Key skills developed: project management within a team and individual work, presentation technique, report writing.
Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector, C&G 7303 Award.
York College. Requirement for any new FE teacher and recommended to trainers. Taken for professional development.
Society for Research in Higher Education
Creating questionnaires: design, validation and analysis one-day CPD (Oct 2016)
Professional and Organisational Development, University of York
Recruitment and Selection one-day CPD (February 2016)
Constructive Feedback half-day CPD (April 2011)
Dealing with Interpersonal Conflict one-day CPD (May 2011)
Influence and Persuasion one-day CPD (May 2011)
Computer Science HCI CPD, University of York
User Experience Techniques for the Web two-day CPD
Creating Accessible Websites two-day CPD
York IT Academy, University of York
Introduction to ITIL one-day CPD (January 2015)
TurningPoint ResponseWare (Webinar September 2015)
Blackboard Collaborate (Online May 2014)
Web Application Security Training (half-day December 2012)
- Association for Learning Technology (CMALT; Individual Membership)
- Society for Research into Higher Education (Individual Membership)