Over last fifteen or more years I have held a variety of training, teaching and tutoring roles. In 1995 I became a training officer in local government implementing CMS training for staff. As ICT became more prevalent this role was re-defined and I took on the role of Learning and Development Officer. In this capacity I opened and managed ICT training facilities and Learning Centres for both staff and the public and implemented a wide range of ICT training programmes.
Building on my experiences, I returned to Sheffield Hallam in 2005 to study for an MSc in e-Learning, Multi-media and Consultancy and have never left! I have worked on a number of projects within the college, for example with the LTA team, the E-learning Development Team and on Curriculum Development. Also, I have worked as an e-learning consultant with SMEs, a community training manager and run be-spoke ICT training sessions for the private sector.
I have been an associate lecturer since 2008 and now work for two departments within the college: Politics, Sociology and Psychology and Architecture and Planning. I teach on a range of modules that have either an IT component or are based around professional development and academic support.
I am very interested in how we can help students to realise their professional potential and enhance their employability.
Another area I am particularly interested in is how technology can be used to enhance learning and I have been involved in developing several websites to do.
Social Sciences and Arts
I have worked as an e-learning consultant in the private sector.
Member of the Institute for Learning (the FE equivalent of the HEA).