About me

I’m an E-learning Specialist with the National College. My work is varied and ever-changing and encompasses:

  • working with some of the most talented leaders from across the education sector in the UK
  • the development of online networking and collaboration spaces and initiatives for leaders across the education sector
  • project management of substantial online learning developments
  • the design and development of formal online learning experiences
  • online community management
  • informal learning and professional networking.

Prior to coming to the National College at the end of 2006, I worked for 7 years as an E-learning Consultant on the MBA programme at Warwick Business School . In this post I enjoyed and built up substantial experience in:

  • the development and management of online and distance learning programmes of study for large, international groups of learners
  • design and development of online learning resources
  • the development of online tutors
  • the delivery of training in online learning and research skills.

In my last year in post I was responsible for the design and development of the Warwick MBA for IBM.

Throughout 1999 I worked within the Humanities Computing Unit at the University of Oxford for the CTI Centre for Textual Studies. As part of this role I co-authored the ‘Guide to Digital Resources for the Humanities’ and edited ‘Teaching European Literature and Culture with Communication and Information Technologies’.

From 1999 to the present I have been a tutor on a number of online profesional development courses for The Sheffield College, including Learning to Teach Online and the Effective Mentor’s Toolkit.

For most of the nineties I was a teacher of English and Media Studies in two Sixth Form Colleges in the Midlands: King Edward VI College in Nuneaton and Cadbury College in Birmingham.

In 2009 I was interviewed by David Noble about my professional background, my experience of and views about online learning and professional networking. David published the interview as part of his Booruch podcast and you can listen to it below.