Tutor team

Jenny Mackness  (www.linkedin.com/in/jennymackness) is an independent online education consultant, specializing in content authoring, teaching and facilitating national and international online courses in Higher Education. These have included courses on leadership, e-facilitation, reflective practice, professional and personal development. Her work also includes supporting e-learning projects, such as within the JISC Institutional Innovation Programme  and the Autism Centre for Education and Research, and the development of communities of practice, such as ELESIG. Jenny’s current research interests include learners’ experiences of e-learning, particularly within communities of practice and online networks, connectivism and connective knowledge, networked and emergent learning.  Her most recent publications can be seen here – jennymackness.wordpress.com/publications/

George Roberts:  (http://www.brookes.ac.uk/services/ocsld/consultants/ocsld/george_roberts.html Principal Investigator, project manager, developer-tutor) Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development (OCSLD). Previous MOOC lurker, experienced in running courses with MOOC-like features.

I am a Senior Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University in Educational Development, with a focus on Learning Technology. My MA in Education was done at the Open University (2001) and included H802, Applications of IT in Distance Education. I have been at Brookes since 2000 and joined OCSLD in June 2006. Among other things, I lead the PCTHE and collaborate in course design and development, teaching, assessment and evaluation.  And I play a part in the strategic development of the University’s learning technology innovation. From 2002-2007 I was an Associate Tutor on the Open University’s MA in Education, teaching on E844: Language and literacy in a changing world. I recently completed a PhD (2011) at the University of Southampton on Biographical narratives of adult users of a community IT centre, looking at the relationships between identity, community and IT use. Before Brookes I worked in Adult Community Learning projects and as an instructional designer for the energy industry. groberts@brookes.ac.uk

Marion Waite: Faculty of Health and Life Sciences (FHLS) (Co-Investigator, developer-tutor), was a participant in the Ripple Project, an output of which was the open “taster teaching collection” for prospective learners in the Health and Life Sciences MSc in Nursing Studies, who are provided with OERs to preview the expectations of PG study and evidence the credibility of those who will teach them. http://www.brookes.ac.uk/studying/courses/postgraduate/2012/nursing. Marion participated in #eyolc and is a course tutor on the PCTHE. mwaite@brookes.ac.uk

Learning technology

Sylvia Currie [http://mywebbedfeat.blogspot.ca/] is the acting Director of Professional Learning at BCcampus [http://bccampus.ca] and spends her days working with people who want to learn from other people through networks, communities of practice, and events. She is a community steward for the SCoPE [http://scope.bccampus.ca] international community of educators and researchers. SCoPE has a seven year history of organizing open, scheduled seminar discussions facilitated by volunteers, and of forming collaborating partnerships with organizations to implement professional learning activities. BCcampus recognizes the importance of opportunities for dialogue across the globe to advance learning and teaching, and is pleased to provide support for the #FSLT12 MOOC.

Elizabeth Lovegrove is a learning technologist and web developer at Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development (OCSLD). She tutors on OCSLD’s Teaching Online Courses online course, teaches publishing culture at the Oxford International Centre of Publishing Studies, and is working on a PhD on twentieth-century girls’ magazines. ejlovegrove@brookes.ac.uk

Joe Rosa is a consultant at Oxford ICT.