Technophile n. a person who likes or readily adopts technology. OED
Firstly let me thank you for reading my blog. As the tagline states, these pages are filled with my rambling thoughts on the use of technology in UK Higher Education. I hope you find my posts thought provoking if nothing else.
I have been working in UK Higher Education since I finished my media degree. I had the naive dream of becoming the next Stephen Spielberg, suffice to say that didn’t happen. I wouldn’t say I loved education so much I didn’t want to leave, rather, I fell into education by accident rather than design. I needed a job; I wanted to use the creative skills I had learnt and a university offered me an internship doing exactly that. You can see the work I did during that time here. I got hooked on education, I found thinking about how people could use technology in their teaching incredibly satisfying, the rest, as they say, is history.
Since then I’ve been an assistant online course developer, ICT trainer, Digital Education Developer and Academic Technologist. My full CV is available on LinkedIn and you can follow me on Twitter. I’m now a Senior Academic Technologist at the University of Warwick managing the central team that supports the VLE and associated technologies.
I am a fellow of the Higher Education Academy, recently received my PGCert qualification and have been highly commended in the Association of Learning Technologists 2016 Learning Technologists Team of the Year awards. I received my Certified Membership of the Association of Learning Technologists on 2nd August 2017. I am vice-chair of the ucisa Digital Capabilities Group.
Things that interest me:
- Digital Capabilities
- Lecture Capture
- “Flipping the Classroom”
- Open Educational Resources
All the best,
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