I’m currently responsible for the Learning Resource Centres and the Learning Technology team at Ayrshire College. I drive the development and implementation of a range of learning resources and technologies to support learning and teaching.
As a Senior Learning Technologist in Further Education I was responsible for driving the use of learning technologies services and digital tools across campus. I designed and delivered face-to-face and online training on a broad range of topics, and I supported the development of our Moodle virtual learning environment and Mahara e-portfolio system.
Following a successful bid for funding I was also leading on a multi-agency project to maximise the use of e-assessment across the sector. This was on behalf of the College’s e-Assessment Group, which includes the Scottish Qualifications Authority, the College Development Network, Education Scotland, the Student Participation in Quality Scotland (sparqs), and Jisc RSC.
My previous post was eLearning Project Manager for University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations where I focused on identifying, planning and managing the business change aspects of technology-related exam support product developments. That included online courses, m-learning products, VLE management and community based learning.
As part of Cambridge Assessment (UCLES) I learnt a lot about the current issues, nationally and internationally, relating to high stakes assessment. My focus was often on e-assessment and the appropriate use of technology, and I spent some time investigating e-portfolios and test banks (item banking and test generation).
Prior to that I was as an eLearning Co-ordinator with Fife Council Social Work Service where I developed e-learning resources within an adult learning context and developed and maintained the Moodle-based Social Work Learning Portal.
I focused on utilising existing knowledge networks in the sector to embed digital literacy and build communities of practice. In addition I worked on the Moodle Learning Portal and created short resources using Articulate.
- Learning Portal (Moodle)
- Quick Start Guide to SWIFT (Articulate)
- PC Passport blended course design for Intermediate level.
- Moderators support community for the Learning Portal.
- Blended learning resource for ‘Evidence in Practice: Children and Families’.
- PRTL online community (for newly qualified social workers).
- Multi-agency Getting It Right For Every Child training
- Moderator training: How to cultivate communities of pratice
- Adult Support and Protection mandatory course