My current role is interim Head of Digital Education Office (previously Head of Technology Enhanced Education (mat cover)) at Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London. In this role I am responsible for the delivery of the Faculty’s digital education strategy by supporting initiatives and proposals for improving student experience and enhancing the Faculty’s digital offering. I provide leadership and management to a highly successful team of learning technologists, learning designers, digital innovators and media practitioners.
My previous roles included Learning Design Lead and Senior Lecturer. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Certified Member of the Association for Learning Technology. I am also a qualified PRINCE2 Practitioner.
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Learning design and digital learning
My current role involves leading on instructional design, development and delivery of digital learning projects by working closely senior academic subject matter specialists, producing project design specifications and providing recommendations to create pedagogically sound solutions .
In my day to day work, I work collaboratively with a variety of key academic stakeholders to identify, evaluate and prioritise needs and requirements, assess the feasibility of projects, map and optimise current processes and guide projects from digital pedagogy perspective. My role includes establishing and managing practices and processes that promote adoption of digital pedagogies and encourage high-quality provision, innovation and creativity in digital learning.
I am also involved in carrying out systematic evaluation of design and delivery of digital learning, making recommendations for the improvement of current practices as well as participating in research on innovative digital pedagogies and technologies.
I have extensive expertise in instructional design and the use of learning technologies for teaching and training, backed by a PG Diploma in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education as well as CMALT and SEDA (Staff and Educational Association) certificates in Supporting Learning with Technology and Embedding Learning Technologies.
I use a range of tools and approaches in my work, including the Articulate suite (Rise, Storyline), the Adobe suite (Premiere Pro, Photoshop), Camtasia, H5P and others. I am a proficient sysadmin-level user of Blackboard and Moodle virtual learning environments.