I am an Education Developer at the University of Southampton. I work across the University supporting and encouraging the enhancement of education through the use of technology. I am not a 'learning technologist' but I am able to talk the talk when I need to. This means that I can be the 'translator' between worlds. I used to teach web design, and IT related courses at Highbury College, which is where I did most of my teaching. So having an education background, coupled with technical knowledge makes my life a lot easier! I'm a bit enthusiastic about using technology to collaborate, actual, anything that is fun immediately grabs my attention and inspires me to find a way to use it for education.
I am responsible for developing the Digital Literacies strand of work . I have set up networks across the University (I really think people should talk more). Networks I have created include the iPad (& other devices) Coffee Club (now at all campuses). There is a very popular learningandteaching-info mailing list. This is how I share what is happening (along with social media).
I also created and co-ordinate the Innovation and Digital Literacies Student Champions. This is a network of students who work across the University helping us to support the digital literacies initiatives across the campuses.
I set up and Chaired the Digital Literacies Working Group which had membership from across the University of staff and students. I see Digital Literacies as being fundamental to everything I do, developing these skills has become a mission.
I started this blog to focus my attention on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). I am completed my MSc Digital Education with Edinburgh University and so this blog has become my musings over all things digital for education. I am also involved in a lot of exciting (and cool) intiatives at the University and because of the networks I am in, I will try and share some of the ideas and fun stuff here.
update: I am now the President of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT). I am in the third year of this role, Vice Chair and Chair between 2014-16. It is a great opportunity to gain insights into technology enhanced education across the sectors and to engage with my peers across many other institutions (both in the UK and Internationally).