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
philbarker
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

Beccy Dresden

Organisation: Drawn2Digital Ltd
Job Title: Learning Design 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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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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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

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

Mike Porter

Organisation: University Of Michigan
Job Title: Educational Technologist
Biography:

Providing AV system design (Extron based with in house logic), maintenance and user support for our Health Academy - A "halfway house" facility for medical/nursing students from our feeder universities/colleges can attend lectures, skill workshops by visiting lecturers and our own staff and simulation training while on placement with us and current staff can be upskilled to Royal College accreditation.

We also provide expertise in Educational Technologies such as online teaching tools (Kahoot!, Socrative, Slido), hardware solutions (3D printing, testing with XR devices, simulation recording and in house developed tools) and especially during the COVID-19 crisis - online collaboration (Microsoft Teams), video conference codecs (Polycom, Lifesize) and room tools (Extron Teamwork) as well as the basic IT support surrounding this in collaboration with our IT Department.

@mikejamesporter
Specialisms: Extron devices, Microsoft Teams, Slido, Qwizdom, PowerPoint
Country: United States

Patricia Quinn

Organisation: University of Leeds
Job Title: Digital Practice Adviser
Biography:

Pinnacle e-Learning Services offers a broad range of consultancy services including project management, advice on content development approaches, learner engagement, change management, leadership and management, proofreading and editing, quality testing and checking, e-learning strategy development, learning platform engagement and use of online community forums etc. I am a Fellow of the HEA and of the ILM.

patsyc@hotmail.co.uk
@PQUINN17
Specialisms: e-learning project management, esp content development projects, quality testing, proofreading, research/briefing papers
Country: United Kingdom

Jane Secker

Organisation: City, University of London
Job Title: Senior Lecturer in Education Development
Biography:

I run a training and research consultancy with a specialism in copyright and online learning, digital and information literacy and educational technologies.

jane.secker@city.ac.uk
jsecker
Specialisms: copyright, online learning, digital literacy
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Nick Skelton

Organisation: Nutgrove Consulting
Job Title: Director
Biography:

An independent digital consultant with over 20 years experience in HE. Nick's specialism is translating educational practices and working practices from in-person to online. He designs cultures and behaviours to help universities get the most from their technology.

Nick has led a Digital Workplace programme moving a large university to digital-first, paper-light ways of working and studying. He has produced reports on how universities can move learning online post Covid-19, both reactively and strategically.

Nick has a passion for building online social communities and has run large-scale quizzes and afterparties for organisations and events. He also makes cider and tweets about his growing orchard.

nick@nickskelton.co.uk
@nick_skelton
Specialisms: Building communities, Intranets, Microsoft Teams, Office 365, Google GSuite, social events,
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Beth Ann Snowden

Organisation: Craven College
Job Title: Part-time EdTech Lead
Biography:

Digital Academic Practice Adviser at the University of Leeds. Supporting digital skills and hybrid learning.

@Beth_A_Snowden
Specialisms: digital skills, office 365, hybrid learning, curriculum design, lecture capture and media management
Country: United Kingdom

Simon Thomson

Organisation: University of Manchester
Job Title: Director of Flexible Learning
Biography:

Offering consultation in the development of hybrid education and mixed-modal learning, including curriculum design and implementation. From the development of strategy, policy and design through to the implementation of process, practice and technology I have first hand experience of working with large educational organisations to develop a high level vision and making it come to fruition as rich learning and teaching experiences.

@digisim
Supporting website: https://spam.digisim.uk
Specialisms: hybrid education, blended learning, curriculum design, online learning
Country: United Kingdom

John Traxler

Organisation: University of Wolverhampton
Job Title: UNESCO Chair & Professor of Digital Learning
Biography:

John Traxler is Professor of Digital Learning in the Institute of Education at the University of Wolverhampton. He is one of the pioneers of mobile learning, associated with mobile learning projects since 2001 when he was evaluator for m-learning, the first major EU project. He is a Founding Director of the International Association for Mobile Learning, responsible for the annual international mLearn research conference running since 2002. He is co-editor of the definitive, Mobile Learning: A Handbook for Educators and Trainers, and six others, plus many papers, articles and chapters on all aspects of learning with mobiles. He has supported and advised UNESCO, UNRWA, USAID and ITU, and worked on projects funded by DFID, LSC, JISC, British Council, EU, IDRC and DFID in the Middle East, Southern Africa, South America and South Asia.

john.traxler@wlv.ac.uk
@johntraxler
Specialisms: research methods, mobile learning, digital learning, ICT4D, edtech
Country: United Kingdom

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