Membership Services Committee
To oversee all of ALT’s services to individual members and to organisational members.
I have worked in the fields of education, inclusion, and technology for the last 12 years on a regional, national and international basis and as a student, practitioner, manager and policy shaper. This work has cut across HE, FE, the Third Sector and schools and a range of national organisations such as Becta, JISC, The OU and LSIS. I have recently become a member of the CMALT Development Group and look forward to working with the team and others to take this important initiative forward.
Independent learning consultant and founding chief executive of the former Open Learning Partnership.
Born in a mining and mill town in the West Riding. Survived 11+ and Grammar School miseducation. Graduated from Edinburgh University in spite of 1968 and all that. Founded the TUC's Course Development Unit in the 1970s and helped create a new style of active, learner-centred learning. Developed new styles of campaigning in trade unions and in 1997 set up the Open Learning Partnership.
Amanda Jefferies has been closely involved in the University of Hertfordshire’s development of e-learning technologies since 2001 and was seconded to their Blended Learning Unit from 2005-2010 where she co-ordinated their scholarship and evaluation activities. She was director for the JISC-funded STROLL project, investigating 'Learners’ Journeys' with video and audio diaries as part of their Learners Experiences of E-learning Programme. Her research interests include investigating the impact on staff and students of e-learning and the design of accessible and usable web-based learning.
Dr. Caroline Ingram jointly shares responsibility for managing the JISC Advance Business and Community Engagement (BCE) team. Caroline has successfully managed her own project management and research consultancy, CSI Consultancy Ltd, since April 2003. In her position as a consultant Caroline has worked with various JISC projects and services.Prior to setting up CSI Consultancy, Caroline spent 6 years working in the higher and further education sector, for EPSRC and ESRC, latterly as a JISC programme manager. Caroline’s PhD (1998) is in the field of Geological Oceanography, she also has an MSc (1994) in Micropalaeontology, and a joint BSc honours degree in Marine Biology and Physical Oceanography (1993).
Fawei, a CMALT member and assessor, has been supporting the use of learning technologies since 2002. As a research assistant at the University of Salford, he worked on a Computer Assisted Assessment (CAA) project, the result of which was embedded in the institutional VLE, powered by Blackboard. After joining Oxford Brookes, he was a core team member who led the WebCT upgrade. His work was recognised with an Oxford Brookes fellowship. Fawei currently provides support for Oxford University’s Podcasting and VLE. He was awarded a teaching fellow at Oxford in 2009. His most recent venture is a JISC impact study to review Oxford Podcasting activities called Listening for Impact.
Gill runs Little Man Project Ltd who provide flexible support to training and e-learning providers. She has spent many years working within the education sector with commercial suppliers, educational practitioners and technical experts. Prior to setting up her own company she was Head of Education and Training at JANET(UK) where she was responsible for establishing a new customer training service providing a portfolio of technical courses and the deployment of an online learning and collaboration facility. In 2002 she completed a Masters in Networked Learning at Lancaster University.
Julie Voce has been a Deputy Editor of ALT News and the Publications Committee since 2005. She has been a member of the ALT-C Programme Committee since 2009 and joined the Membership Services Committees in 2010. She is the E-learning Services Manager at Imperial College London and previously worked as the Learning Technologies Support Co-ordinator at UCL and a Researcher in Computer Assisted Language Learning at UMIST, where she taught on the MSc in Computer Assisted Language Learning. Julie is also Chair of the UCISA Academic Support Group and a co-ordinator of the M25 Learning Technology Group.
Kerr Gardiner is Head of the Learning & Technology Unit at the University of Glasgow, where he provides strategic leadership in technology enhanced learning and teaching. Kerr previously held roles at Aberystwyth, Reading, and Northampton with responsibility for Learning Technologies, IT, and Media Services. He has been involved in several projects include leading the Aberystwyth University participation in the HEA/JISC E-learning benchmarking exercise and the HEFCW Gwella Programme. Kerr achieved CMALT in 2009.
Passionate about 'challenging and inspiring' students with technology. Other interests include edugaming, Moodle, 121 learning and education leadership.
Matthew Newcombe is Head of e-Learning at the University of Exeter. He has an active interest in how technology can enhance the student experience as well as how online communication tools can support students in their learning. Over the past 5 years he has been involved with a number of large scale JISC, HEA and EPSRC funded projects researching and implementing large scale curriculum change supported by technology. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Fellow of the Staff and Educational Development Association and has given a number of national and international conference presentations in the area of technology enhanced learning.
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Computer Science Lecturer at University of Ibadan and President/CEO Initiative for Technology Empowered Education (i-TEE)
Dr. Yetunde Folajimi is a Lecturer in Computer Science at University of Ibadan, Nigeria with special interest in Serious Games and E-Learning, including digital game based learning, adaptive learning, Social Learning and Human Computer Interaction. She has been a University Lecturer since 1999. She is also the President/CEO of Initiative for Technology Empowered Education.
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