Lena Henderson – Learning and Teaching Development Co-ordinator
Lena’s role in the project is to provide pedagogic advice, guidance and support on the use of iPads in learning and teaching practices. Her responsibility is to liaise with staff in finding out what their needs are and how to use iPads in pedagogically innovative and appropriate ways. She will contribute to the project by collating a range of resources, including case studies, in the use of the iPads in teaching, learning and assessment. In her current role Lena provides support to staff and students with a range of learning enhancement initiatives. Lena has graduated with an MSc in Multimedia and e-Learning and she also has experience of working with e-learning projects at JISC.
Dasha Zhurauskaya – Learning and Teaching Student Officer
Dasha’s responsibility in the project is to work closely with students to evaluate the activities and benefits of using iPads for their learning. The aim of providing a contact for students is to ensure that individual students’ needs are met and to help increase student engagement in the classroom. Dasha has been working with the Modern Foreign Languages team over the last year providing support in the use of iPads for eSubmission and eMarking. She will contribute to the blog by keeping it updated with the latest learning apps for iPad and iPhone and their uses in teaching and learning.
Daniel Mackley – Technology Enhanced Learning Advisor
Daniel is the technical lead for the iPad project and will be responsible for the setup and the management of the devices. He will also be on hand to support staff and students when the iPads are being used in the classroom.Daniel has previously supported staff in their use of iPads to facilitate the process of marking electronically. He is also responsible for maintaining and updating the project blog. The aim of the blog is to document our findings, thoughts and reflections on both the technical and pedagogical aspects of the project.
Caroline Cuthbertson – Student Research Assistant
I am in my first year of studying Business & Human Resource Management. When I heard of the opportunity to become a student researcher I thought of what an amazing experience it will be for myself and I would recommend this opportunity to any first year students just like me. Research is a fun and exciting way to learn and something that will be very important throughout university life and life in general. I’m thoroughly looking forward to starting this iPad project with the rest of my team!
Holly Guest – Student Research Assistant
I’m a second year Business Management student currently working as a student research assistant on ‘iPads for flexible learning’ project. I’m really excited to be working on this project to explore the use of technology in education and discover new applications for learning. I hope this would not only help my learning but also be beneficial for other students in the university.