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Mr Ben McGrae

Learning Technology Developer Centre For Innovation In Education


Personal Statement

I am a Learning Technology Developer within the Centre for Innovation in Education. I advise and support staff on a number of technologies through face-to-face sessions, carrying out teaching sessions and developing online learning materials. I also support staff in implementing the hallmarks and attributes outlined in the university's education strategy, Curriculum 2021.

I support the pedagogic use of:
- The virtual learning environment Blackboard.
- Electronic marking and assessment (Turnitin, Bb Assessment, online tests)
- ePortfolio software (PebblePad)
- Polling technologies (Poll Everywhere, Kahoot, Mentimeter)
- Online collaboration (blogs, wikis, office 365, google apps)
- Re-usable learning objects (Xerte, Articulate Storyline)

Learning practice I'm interested in:
- Bloom's taxonomy
- JISC's building digital capability
- Moon's structuring reflection
- Bigg's constructive alignment

I also contribute to a number of institutional projects such as:
- EMA (electronic management of assessment)
- lecture capture
- VLE review
- VLE baseline