Tutor team

Neil Currant (http://www.brookes.ac.uk/services/ocsld/consultants/ocsld/neil_currant.html developer-tutor) Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development (OCSLD).

I am a Senior Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University in Educational Development. I lead the associate teachers course which is Oxford Brookes University’s UK PSF descriptor 1 provision for associate lecturers and PhD students who teach. I have been involved in projects on electronic portfolios and OER. I tutor on OCSLD’s Teaching Online Courses  and Teaching International Students online courses. I have a particular interest in diversity and I am currently researching the experiences of Black and Minority Ethnic students in Higher Education. ncurrant@brookes.ac.uk

George Roberts:  (http://www.brookes.ac.uk/services/ocsld/consultants/ocsld/george_roberts.html 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) (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

Jon Bounds

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