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Introduction

I joined the Learning Technology team in September 2016 as a faculty aligned Learning Technologist. Since then I have supported my colleagues in the Faculties of Business and Law, and Health and Education & Society in the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning.

I have listed below a number of ways which I support University staff, these are an overview of the examples used within my portfolio

 

Examples of support provided whilst working as a Learning Technologist at the University of Northampton. 

  • One support and group training on our core VLE systems including Blackboard Learn – VLE, Kaltura – video, Collaborate – virtual classrooms E-portfolio – Edublogs and PebblePad, and virtual post boards – Padlet.
  • Working with staff to produce case studies that explore and reflect on their use of technology and support the University’s pedagogic approach of Active Blended Learning (ABL) which are published on the LearnTechBlog.
  • The creation of three new online training courses to support the training of staff who find it difficult to attend a face to face training course.
  • Supporting colleagues to enhance their feedback by marking to Learning Outcomes using Rubrics.
  • Working with colleagues within the Learning Technology team on the review our annual module site templates.
  • Making improvements to staff guidance by updating FAQ’s and creating guides.
  • Working with colleagues to overhaul our Help areas, by adding links to guide, tools, resources and news.
  • Working with others in the Learning Technology team to devise and implement new face to face training courses.

Each area of this portfolio includes evidence of written descriptions of my work, screenshots, and reflections using the Gibbs Reflective Cycle (1), .

(1) Gibbs Reflective Cycle – Gibbs G (1988) Learning by Doing: A guide to teaching and learning methods. Further Education Unit. Oxford Polytechnic: Oxford.

Gibbs Reflective Cycle Diagram – Gibbs G (1988)