Webinar Hosted by SEDA

Looking to the future for Educational Development

29 May 2020

Ruth Whitfield is Senior Educational Developer in the Directorate of Learning, Teaching and Quality Enhancement at the University of Bradford. Following significant organisational change, she conducted an options appraisal that led to the suspension of a PGCert in favour of Bradford:Fellowships, a holistic, whole career scheme that supports development from induction through to national teaching awards for those involved in teaching and/or the support of learning. Ruth’s main areas of interest are CPD, programme focused assessment, student transitions and the interplay of technology with each of these.

Charlie Reis is an Educational Developer and Director of the PGCert at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) in Suzhou, China. As the new context for educational development and staff support affected China earliest, he has supported XJTLU in transitioning to an entirely online semester, as well as supporting online assessment regimes, and having to suddenly run an online PGCert. Charlie's main areas of research are transnational education and using classical Chinese knowledge in contemporary educational development.

David Kernohan is an Associate Editor of Wonkhe. Until June 2016, he worked at Jisc as a programme manager and senior codesign manager, after being seconded from HEFCE in 2006. He has also worked for the University of Glamorgan (now the University of South Wales). As Associate Editor, David has responsibility for the development and delivery of a variety of editorial content. His key areas of wonkishness include teaching quality enhancement policy, funding policy, sector agency politics and history, research policy, and the use of technology and data in Higher Education.

Jonathan Ridley: After graduating with an engineering degree, Jonathan worked in research and development relating to hydrodynamics. Following this Jonathan joined Solent University, teaching both undergraduates and CPD students in the Merchant Navy. During this time Jonathan took an interest in using online resources to support students and took part in the initial user trials of Moodle as part of the roll-out across the University. This led Jonathan to take part in further research within the University exploring the use of on-line resources, lecture capture technology and the effective use of online resources. Jonathan is now the Head of Engineering at Solent University.

Dr Annie Hughes (NTF, PFHEA) is Head of the Learning and Teaching Enhancement Centre at Kingston University where she has oversight of academic staff development, technology enhanced learning and enterprise education. In a career spanning over twenty-five years and in various roles, Annie has shared, with both staff and students, her passion for social justice and her belief in the inherent educational value of diversity. A geographer by discipline, Annie is committed to an inclusive higher education and, with Nona McDuff, developed an award winning Inclusive Curriculum Framework which was awarded the Guardian Award for Teaching Excellence in 2017.

Peter Hartley (Visiting Professor at Edge Hill and National Teaching Fellow) will introduce and chair the webinar and concluding comments will be provided by Dr. Carole Davis, Co-Chair of SEDA and Head of Academic Development at Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering Solent University.
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