Member directory

We are setting up a directory of consultants and commercial services, connecting those who have expertise with those who need additional input. ALT offers this as a service to our Members and any Member can add their details to the directory or access the director at no cost.

Phil Barker

Organisation: Cetis LLP
Job Title: Education Technology Consultant
Biography:

I offer consultancy in technology to enhance learning and information systems for education. I am particularly interested in supporting the sharing, discovery and selection of appropriate learning resources. My main areas of expertise are: semantic technology approaches to the description and management of educational resources and courses; technology for open education and OERs; and the evaluation of computer based resources for engineering and physical science education.

phil.barker@pjjk.co.uk
Supporting website: https://blogs.pjjk.net/phil/
Specialisms: open educational resources, resource management, resource description, evaluation
Country: United Kingdom

John Couperthwaite

Organisation: Kaltura
Job Title: Senior Customer Success Manager
Biography:

I am an education professional with over 20 years of working at a senior level in the higher education sector. My work has spanned public and private sector roles, representing companies across the EMEA region in global companies, and having active responsibilities in pre-sales and customer success teams. Learning Futures Consulting offers consultancy services to help individuals or teams build new, or enhance existing, online training courses. It also provides expert advice and sales advocacy for organisations aiming to introduce new products into the UK and EMEA region.

@johncoup
Specialisms: Video-based learning; active learning; learning analytics; learning communities; ePortfolios
Country: United Kingdom

Jennifer Crowdy

Organisation: University of Winchester
Job Title: Senior TEL Developer & PhD Student
Biography:

I am a lead developer and consultant for the University of Winchester's digital skills programme. I am currently in the process of expanding our service into a spin-out company, so we are eager to get other universities and interested parties involved. We have expertise on the latest digital technologies, including Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, digital marketing and more.

@JLeeOsb
Supporting website: https://www.jcrowdy.com
Specialisms: technology, AI, VR, software, digital, marketing
Country: United Kingdom

Beccy Dresden

Organisation: Drawn2Digital Ltd
Job Title: Online Learning Consultant
Biography:

I'm a creative and versatile learning designer with 20 years’ experience in online and distance higher education (18 years at the Open University). Particularly adept at harnessing the expertise of subject matter experts and media/technical professionals to deliver accessible, constructively aligned learning for adults.

Experienced at developing digital capabilities in a range of training contexts and enthusiastic in the application of social media in HE and professional development.

Trained facilitator, accomplished artist, qualified publishing editor.

beccydresden@gmail.com
@dresdeb
Specialisms: learning design storyboards/workshops, digital capabilities, accessibility, distance learning, Moodle
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Roger Emery

Organisation: University of London
Job Title: Senior Learning Solutions Consultant
Biography:

I am a highly experienced digital leader with along history of success working in the higher education sector skilled in leading change, driving efficiency and delivering strategic digital transformation projects.
A regular and respected contributor to key sector bodies including Association for Learning Technology (ALT) conference co-chair, Heads of e-Learning Forum (HeLF) steering group and working with UCISA to lead vendor negotiations.

roger.emery@london.ac.uk
@RogerEmery_
Supporting website: http://www.grannyspit.com
Specialisms: TEL Strategy, Moodle, Mahara, VLE, LMS, Learning Technology, Digital Education, Lecture Capture, TEL policy, SFHEA
Country: United Kingdom

Chris Evans

Organisation: University College London
Job Title: Senior Teaching Fellow in Interaction Design
Biography:

I work in University College London's Interaction Centre (UCLIC). I teach Human-Computer Interaction. I am known for use of innovative learning technologies. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I was chair of the annual international conference eLearning 2.0 concerning technology-enhanced learning and social media.

c.evans@ucl.ac.uk
@chris_evans
Specialisms: technology-enhanced learning, educational technology, elearning, e-lectures, videos, interface design, interactivity,
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Simon Fitzpatrick

Organisation: University of Oxford
Job Title: Learning Designer
Biography:

I am an enthusiastic and experienced e-learning professional with over 30 years’ experience of e-learning in the educational and commercial sectors - in recent years I have developed expertise in Learning Design.

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Supporting website:
Specialisms: Learning design, Canvas, online pedagogy
Country: United Kingdom

Dave Foord

Organisation: A6 Training and Consultancy Ltd
Job Title: Educational Consultant & Trainer
Biography:

I am an experienced practitioner in the area of online/blended learning having taught at HE and FE level and having worked in a senior manager role at University. I have been freelance since 2006, working with many clients nationally and internationally. I provide 3 main types of service to clients; Training, Consultancy and Content development, across the learning technology spectrum. In recent years most of my work has been around the effective use of VLEs (mainly Moodle or Totara) .

As well as working with FE and HE institutions, many of my recent projects have been with other organisations such as Governing Bodies for sport, Charities, Government Organisations, and Private sector organisations.

dave@a6training.co.uk
@davefoord
Supporting website: http://www.a6training.co.uk/
Specialisms: VLE, Moodle, Totara, Blended, Learning, PowerPoint, Accessibility, Online, Assessment, Xerte
Country: United Kingdom

Regina Frank

Organisation: De Montfort University
Job Title: Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Biography:

I am Programme Lead for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at De Montfort University.

https://www.dmu.ac.uk/about-dmu/academic-staff/business-and-law/regina-f...

regina.frank@dmu.ac.uk
@regina_frank
Specialisms: entrepreneurship, innovation; enterprise education; virtual synchronous teamwork; online student engagement
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Mari Cruz Garcia Vallejo

Organisation: Heriot Watt University
Job Title: Digital Learning Consultant
Biography:

Senior digital education consultant with a solid background and pedagogical expertise. Design and delivery of international HE programmes in Europe, Latin América and Middle East countries.

I have led the development of online and blended leaning international programmes for Heriot-Watt Online (UK), Commisión Española de Ayuda al Refugiado (Spain), Nicosia Medical School (Cyprus) and Dundee Medical School (UK)

Languages: English (Bilingual), Spanish (mother tongue), German (Grunstufe), Chinese (beginners).

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Specialisms: Project management, digital pedagogies, learning design. Moodle, Canvas, Blackboard, PebblePad, Mahara, CampusPress,
Country: United Kingdom

Nazneen Halim

Organisation: Proforest
Job Title: Online Training Manager
Biography:

Digital learning specialist focused on strategy development and content creation. Qualified Instructional Designer for e-learning. Expert in Articulate360 and various learning platforms including Moodle, Docebo, iSpring, Canvas and Adobe Captivate.

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Supporting website:
Specialisms: Content creation, authoring tools, learning platforms, digital strategy development, microlearning, video production
Country: United Kingdom

Nichola Heron

Organisation: South Eastern Regional College
Job Title: Learning and Development Manager
Biography:

I have been teaching in Higher Education for over 20 years, predominately in the school of Health, Early Years and Adult Education on a variety of courses from Higher National Certificate, Higher National Diploma, Diploma of Higher Education and Foundation Degree. I have a specific interest in Communication and Counselling and have been Course Director on the Ulster University FdSc Integrative Counselling Practice from 2011 to 2021.
I am the Learning and Development Manager at South Eastern Regional College (SERC), this is a staff-facing role supporting lecturers across the curriculum in maintaining teaching standards, enhancing pedagogy, and developing digital skills to engage learners.
My current role as Learning and Development Manager encompasses that of Pedagogy Mentor, a position attained in August 2013. Mentoring staff provides the opportunity to further explore my commitment to a constructivist learning approach, where staff can be supported to make sense of their own teaching experiences through the mechanism of mentoring. The mentoring programme includes 6 hours of tailored training, demonstration lessons, team teaching, learner feedback and supportive observations. The uniqueness of the one-to-one mentoring relationship is what allows for an effective contribution to teaching and learning. I also manage the Getting to Grips with Higher Education’ programme which supports HE staff and students via various workshops to build a best practice community for HE in FE.

nheron@serc.ac.uk
Supporting website:
Specialisms: Higher Education, Staff Support, Mentoring, Wellbeing, Accessibility
Country: United Kingdom

Liz Hudson

Organisation: Lexedio Ltd
Job Title: Founder / Head of Learning Design
Biography:

Lexedio provides training, mentoring, certification and general support to aspiring and early-career instructional designers. Our Learning Design Foundation Certificate programme teaches theoretical foundations and practical application of digital learning design and development principles. Students are supported to develop a professional portfolio for employment and/or accreditation. We also provide general instructional design consultancy and e-learning development services.

liz@lexedio.com
@lizlovelearn
Supporting website: https://lexedio.com/
Specialisms: Instructional design
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Jolanta Hudson

Organisation: University of Glasgow
Job Title: Lecturer and TELT Officer
Biography:

I am a lecturer in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and MSc TESOL in the English for Academic Study Department at Glasgow University. I am also the TELT (Technology-Enhanced Learning and Teaching) Officer for the School, which involves providing support and staff training on educational technologies.
My research interests focus on learning and teaching English with technology, EAP pedagogy and online educational research. I am a doctoral researcher and currently doing my PhD studies in E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning at Lancaster University.

@JolantaHudson
Specialisms: EAP, TESOL, TELT, E-Research
Country: United Kingdom

Gerhard Kristandl

Organisation: University of Greenwich
Job Title: Associate Professor of Accounting and Technology-Enhanced Learning
Biography:

Enabling academics to deliver outstanding student experiences through application of enhanced digital innovations.
I am passionate about the use of technology in learning and teaching. I am driven by my strong belief that Artificial Intelligence will improve education, and that educators have the responsibility to prepare their students for a future that includes ethical and skilful use of AI, and hybrid work environments. Learning technologies enable, facilitate, scale, future-proof our students.

In 16+ years in higher education across the UK, Canada, and Austria, I have won, been nominated, and shortlisted by students and staff for a number of teaching awards. I am Associate Professor in Higher Education, an Empowered Presenter and university lead in Mentimeter, and a YouTube content creator (find me at youtube.com/@drgeekay).

kg27@gre.ac.uk
@drkristandl
Specialisms: Learning technology and pedagogy, Generative AI, Prompt Engineering, Hy-Flex, Online TEL
Country: United Kingdom

Sheila MacNeill

Organisation: How Sheila Sees IT
Job Title: Digital learning consultant
Biography:

Sheila MacNeill is independent consultant, open educator, writer and artist specialising in all aspects of supporting digital learning and teaching primarily within the UK HE sector. Sheila has over 20 years experience within education working in a range of national and institutional roles covering curriculum design, assessment and feedback, learning analytics, developing digital capabilities, learning spaces and almost everything else in between. She is active on a range of social media and regularly blogs about her adventures and musing in and around the use of technology in education @ howsheilaseesit.net/

sheilamacneill@me.com
@sheilmcn
Supporting website: https://howsheilaseesit.net/
Specialisms: CPD for online learning and teaching, digital education practices, digital capabilities development, strategic developments
Country: United Kingdom

Rachael Mfoafo

Organisation: University of Edinburgh
Job Title: Learning technology advisor
Biography:

Educational Design and Engagement

rachael.mfoafo@ed.ac.uk
@RM_CTD
Supporting website:
Specialisms: MOOCs, Learning Technologies
Country: United Kingdom

Susi Miller

Organisation: eLaHub Ltd
Job Title: eLaHub Ltd
Biography:

I provide consultancy and training services on eLearning accessibility. I specialise in helping people make eLearning content created using authoring tools accessible to the requirements of the Public Sector Bodies Accessibility Regulations.

susi@elahub.net
@elahub1
Supporting website: http://www.elahub.net
Specialisms: eLearning accessibility
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Chris Millson

Organisation: University of Manchester
Job Title: eLearning Manager, Library
Biography:

The Library runs a number of teaching, learning and specialist support services, including the multi--award-winning My Learning Essentials. Through these services we offer live and asynchronous support, online and on campus.

Our online resources form a key part of these services, and we make these open access (and open source) wherever possible (e.g. https://www.library.manchester.ac.uk/training/my-learning-essentials/onl...). We use tools such as Storyline 3, Rise and Codyframe, as well as standalone HTML5, embeddable tools in Glitch, content on publishing platforms including Medium, and learning platforms such as OpenLearn Create. We also produce content for Blackboard.

We run two credit-bearing taught units, each hosted on Medium (https://medium.com/open-knowledge-in-he and https://medium.com/digital-society/)

Please get in touch if you would like to know more about any of our work.

@asameshimae
Supporting website:
Specialisms: eLearning, openness, web applications, authentic assessment
Country: United Kingdom

Mrisho Abeid Omary

Organisation: London Business School
Job Title: Learning Technologist
Biography:

I am an experienced Learning Technologist with some exposure and practice of Academic Development. I have excellent experience in the use of different technologies used for learning, user management, content management, communication, and more. I have over 5 years working in Higher Education Institutions as a Learning Technologist and similar roles, and other roles such as student ambassador and mentor.

I am very passionate about several topics with the following being of keen interest:
1. Information and documents accessibility research and implementation.
- I have recently developed and delivered training on the important of creating accessible digital content using Office 365 and the Web. I have also evidence this as a key area for my CMALT accreditation available here: https://menetcorp.com/cmalt/accessibility.

2. Website design and development using HTML5, CSS3, some JavaScript, and PHP.
- A recent project I have completed following a referral of my former manager is the design and development of the Thomas Layton Book Collection web-application for the London Borough of Hounslow, Council. It is available here: https://tlbc.thomaslayton.org.uk/.

3. User Training and management with a keen focus in training for success in learning, teaching, and assessment.

4. Customer service support in any roles. However, I am mostly interested and very experienced in support of investigating and resolving learning and other technology-related inquiries.

mrisho.lg.abeid@gmail.com
@iammrisho
Supporting website: https://menetcorp.com/cmalt
Specialisms: accessible digital content, learning tech management, user training, customer service, IT support
Country: United Kingdom

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