To oversee all of ALT’s services to individual members and to organisational members.
BLE Service Manager
Sarah Sherman began her career working as a primary school teacher and educational researcher. She has worked in Learning Technology for over 10 years and currently manages the Bloomsbury Learning Environment – a shared e-learning service for five London-based HE institutions. Sarah is responsible for overseeing the coordination, implementation and development of the VLE and associated tools and technologies such as lecture capture and web conferencing software and a shared digital media repository. Sarah coordinates regional and national e-learning users groups and has been involved in a number of JISC and ALT projects and activities over the years.
Professor of Mobile Learning at the University of Wolverhampton
John Traxler is Professor of Mobile Learning, probably the world’s first and a full UK professor, and Director of the Learning Lab at the University of Wolverhampton. He is a Founding Director of the International Association for Mobile Learning, Associate Editor of the International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning and of Interactive Learning Environments. He is on the Editorial Board of Research in Learning Technology and IT in International Development. He was Conference Chair of mLearn2008, the world’s biggest and oldest mobile learning research conference.
Solution Engineer, EMEA, Echo360
John Couperthwaite is an education specialist at Echo360 with a focus on enhancing the educational implementation and growth of active learning in the EMEA region, covering promotions, pre-sales and training. The role involves collaboration with a global team on product development, strategy and support, offering valuable insights into wider educational trends and business relationships with HEIs. Previously, John worked as a learning consultant with PebblePad, and as an Educational Technology Manager for a large health-focused academic college at the University of Birmingham, providing a strategic lead for technology enhanced learning. John achieved his CMALT in 2014, and co-leads the West Midlands ALT Members Group.
Principal Teaching Fellow and Programme Director (Project Management), School of Management, UCL
Over many years in UCL, Jane has championed e-learning technologies and trained colleagues in their use. Jane gained her CMALT in 2013 and is now a CMALT mentor and assessor on UCL’s CMALT accreditation programme. Jane is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and also an assessor on UCL’s HEA fellowship accreditation programme. In the project management world, as well as her teaching, Jane is a Fellow of the Association for Project Management (APM) and, amongst other activities for the APM, an active member of the APM’s Membership Panel, responsible for awarding membership levels. Jane is particularly keen to promote recognition and accreditation of skills and experience through levels of professional membership.
Head of Online Learning, University College of Estate Management
Lynne Downey has been working for University College of Estate Management (UCEM) since January 2014 and is currently Head of Online Learning. Lynne originally trained in IT and started her career as a computer games programmer. She moved into a Project Management role and has worked in various media sectors including telecoms and on-demand TV. After starting an OU Psychology degree in 2003 Lynne joined the OU as a Media Project Manager and has since worked exclusively in the online education sector both in HE and commercial organisations. Additionally Lynne has been an Associate Lecturer with the OU teaching Psychology. In her current role Lynne is responsible for the development and delivery of the learning material working closely with the Faculties and academic teams. She is also responsible for the learning technology that is used within UCEM to deliver learning and teaching.
E-Learning Developer, 5M Publishing
Daniel Scott began his learning technology career as a learning technologist at a further education college. Daniel proactively developed the effective use of digital technology and eLearning design in learning, teaching and assessment. Furthermore, he line-managed, trained and assessed a small team of level 3 and 4 digital learning design apprentices. Daniel progressed over to the commercial sector to develop eLearning and learning technology.
Daniel has been a Certified Member of ALT since 2013 and went on to win the Learning Technologist of the Year Award 2016 by ALT. He holds a Technology Enhanced Learning MSc and is also a qualified teacher, assessor and lead internal verifier.
Victoria Baxter is a Skills for Life teacher at City of Oxford College and is part of their Pass-it-on team, developing and improving teaching, learning and assessment in a creative and collaborative way, with technology at the heart of it. The scheme won an Association of Colleges National Beacon Award in 2015.
She was part of the team that started the Teaching Skills Academy at Abingdon and Witney College with a similar portfolio.
Before becoming a teacher in 2003, she worked in fundraising and marketing for Sainsbury’s, Oxfam and The Art Fund, initiating and implementing cost effective methods to recruit and retain members/customers.
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Academic Developer Goldsmiths Learning Enhancement Unit
Simon Kear is an Academic Developer specialising in Technology-Enhanced Learning at Goldsmiths. Previously, he was Senior Learning Technologist (Keeper of the Media Zoo) in the Beyond Distance Research Alliance, University of Leicester, UK. He worked across numerous projects within the department, and was responsible for ensuring capacity building in the use of learning technologies within the university as part of the department’s research-to-practice remit. Simon's main interests are in learning design, openness and professional development.