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Head of Digital Learning in the Durham Centre for Academic Development (DCAD) 


Related Activities
A Director of OSCELOT - the Open Source Community for Educational Learning Objects and Tools

Research interests

  • e-Learning/TEL
  • Pedagogy
  • Playful Learning

Esteem Indicators

  • 2022: Anthology Community Leadership Circle: User has been recognized for being a thought-leader in the Community
  • 2020: Added to the Blackboard Hall of Fame: Awarded to clients who have demonstrated achievements in one of the following areas:
    - Promoting the accessibility and reach of education
    - Providing thought leadership or innovation in education
    - Enabling and empowering the Blackboard Community
  • 2010: Blackboard Catalyst Award: Innovative Development Category: outstanding developer contribution.
    Awarded jointly with Stephen Vickers from The University of Edinburgh.
  • 2008: Blackboard Innovators Award: Awarded for having created the most viewed client contribution on (a community wiki). Awarded jointly with Peter Fokkinga, from the University of Groninge in, the Netherlands.
  • 2005: Blackboard Greenhouse Award: Awarded a US$25,000 grant to create a sustainable community of building block developers in the UK. The funds were used to generate resources, run community events and training sessions.


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