The Digital Education Team are based within ISD and provide support, advice and training for all aspects of Learning Technology, e-learning and distance learning across the whole of UCL.
Meet the team
Fiona joined UCL in 2000 when she was responsible for IT training. Before joining UCL Fiona lectured in remote sensing and geographic information systems at Bath Spa University following a stint as a post-doc at UCL's Mullard Space Science Laboratory.
- Digital Education Services
The Digital Education Services team is led by Jason Norton. They are responsible for managing UCL Learning Technology core services, end-user support and the central training programme.
E-Learning Services Manager
Jason is the core services team leader and service owner for all of our core e-learning services. His interests lie in Digital Anthropology, the use of online virtual worlds and the gamification of learning. Rod Digges
Rod works with the Digital Education Services team supporting and advising on the use of Lecturecast, Moodle, Electronic Voting, Opinio and a range of other technologies employed in teaching and learning.
Digital Education Support Analyst
Zaman has been working in various departments of ISD since 2008, joining the Digital Education Services team in 2012 to provide E-Learning training and support.
Eliot joined the Digital Education Services team in October 2018. He supports a range of learning technologies with a focus on e-assessment including digital marking workflows, digital rubrics, peer review, and Turnitin. He enjoys working with teachers to utilise technologies for creating engaging learning experiences, facilitating dialogue towards collective learning, and sparking self and peer reflection.
Digital Education Support Analyst
Kolil comes from working within e-Learning in the private and public sectors and joined the Digital Education Services team in September 2018. Kolil specialises in Moodle support for the Digital Education core services. He also supports training and guidance on using other Technologies such as H5P, Lecturecast, Turnitin, Opinio and instructional design.
- Digital Education Advisory
The Digital Education Advisory team is led by Clive Young. They are responsible for supporting and disseminating good practice through school-facing facilitators who work closely with Arena Centre for Research-Based Education colleagues. This includes running local events and staff development activities. The team also includes a distance learning facilitator.
- Digital Education Developments
The Digital Education Developments team is led by Steve Rowett. They are responsible for horizon scanning, trialling and evaluating new technologies and pedagogies, as well as designing and evaluating technology-enhanced physical learning spaces.
Digital Education Developments Team Leader
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Steve has worked in learning technologies for a number of years, most recently at the University of Surrey. He has particular experience in supporting staff designing activities for blended learning programmes and in e-portfolios and personal response (also called electronic voting) systems. He is also an online tutor at the University of Hull.
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Janina joined Digital Education Developments in December 2012. Her role involves horizon scanning and trialling new technologies for learning and teaching, including open badges, social media, gamification, augmented reality and anything else that emerges.
Digital Project Officer
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Samantha joined UCL in January 2013.
She is a qualified teacher and spent a number of years teaching ICT at Secondary level including ‘A’ level. In addition, Samantha is an Associate Fellow of the HEA. Her areas of expertise are data analysis; incorporating database design & development, statistical computing and data cleaning, and programming (R, MatLab, HTML/CSS, Python). Samantha was featured in the BCS 2015 Women in IT campaign and was on secondment to the Information Security Group. In November 2015 she obtained a MSc Intelligent Systems.
- Faculty/Department Learning Technologists
There are a number of Learning Technologists based in faculties and departments that are co-managed by the E-Learning Facilitator for their corresponding school. They are responsible for supporting and disseminating good practice within their faculty / department. This includes managing projects, running local workshops and supporting staff.
Faculty of Population Health Sciences
With a background in skilled manual labour, construction management, educational awarding bodies, charities, the Arts, corporate enterprise and entrepreneurship, information technology, e-learning and instructional design, you can basically ask him questions on anything, and even if he doesn't know the answers, he will always be polite, wise and often humorous in his response.
Faculty of Engineering
Matt works as the learning technologist for UCL's Faculty of Engineering. Matt is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and is currently studying for a Masters in Education and Technology at the UCL Institute of Education. Matt has a particular interest in the use of scenarios for teaching and learning, in particular how they can be used to effectively facilitate flipped and blended learning. In his spare works on projects, which focus on ways technology may be used for public education and social activism.
UCL School of Management
Ian is the Learning Technologist based within the UCL School of Management and provides support for academic and professional services colleagues in the development of online learning activities and resources. Ian is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Matteo Fumagalli
Department of Anthropology
Matteo supports the organisation of the Clinical Neuroscience, Clinical Neurology and Brain & Mind Sciences programmes for which he is the first point of contact for students as well as liaising with academics; Matteo's efforts are geared towards offering a great learning experience to MSc students and ensuring high quality standards on these programmes. His role also entails supporting all MSc programmes at the Institute of Neurology from an administrative and pedagogical point of view, keeping consistent what we offer students across teaching, assessment and learning resources.
Matteo's background is in Education Sciences and in the last few years he has developed a keen interest in using learning technologies in university. He has taken part in numerous projects where the use of learning technologies helped enhancing teaching practice for academics as well as the student learning experience. Matteo was recently been awarded the Certified Membership of the Association for Learning Technology and the Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.
- Digital Skills Development
The Digital Skills Development team is led by Caroline Norris. The team provides training and support to students and staff in the development of digital capabilities.
Digital Skills Development Manager
Caroline has been involved in 'IT Training' for over a decade at UCL and set up and ran the Open Learning Centre, managed the European Computer Driving Licence programme and has overseen both staff and student IT training programmes over the years. She currently manages the Digital Skills Development team which provided training and support for both staff and students to develop their digital capabilities to meet their personal, professional and academic needs. The focus of the team has mostly been on supporting people in their use of desktop applications but they are now widening their focus to include a broader range of digital capabilities and are increasingly exploring new ways of delivering content through online and blended courses and student-facilitated workshops
As well as managing the work of the team, Caroline also takes a lead on digital capabilities provision at UCL and is responsible for Lynda.com which offers a wide range of video tutorials in creative, business and technical skills. Caroline has a particular interest in employability and the neuroscience of learning.
Digital Education Administrator
Jasmin joined the team in January 2017 as a Digital Education Administrator, splitting her time between dealing with administration for Digital Skills Development training courses and supporting the public-facing learning environment, UCLeXtend.