My personal interests are sea fishing, scuba diving, technology to enhance teaching and learning, I live with bees, doves, and Koi carp. I have been involved in education for over 20 years and built up considerable knowledge in the field of information systems, computing, medical informatics, and teaching. I have a range of teaching experiences, which has included teaching in primary and secondary schools, public and state schools, teaching at colleges of Further Education and training in industry through to my continuing post of teaching in Higher Education.
My initial national contribution was the development of student feedback via screen capture. In the academic year 2006/2007 I started to use an innovative approach to student feedback via screen capture. Immediately I could see the benefits of this rich feedback potential and shared the idea with other staff. This innovation led to my first fellowship at the University which was awarded to me at the Cardiff School of Management graduation ceremony in 2009.
The screen capture video feedback intervention was turned into academic research when an internal grant was awarded and I lead the authorship of a paper for the Journal of Higher Education called "Student feedback via screen capture digital video: stimulating student's modified action" (2012).
In January 2013 I released a DVD to support screen capture feedback a copy of which was disseminated to every learning development teaching unit (LTDU) in the UK. The DVD provided the LTDUs with screen capture software, tailor-able presentations, and exemplar videos of feedback types, a v-fold explanation leaflet, and posters to advertise their teaching session about screen capture video feedback. As a result I was interviewed by Chris Parr from the Times Higher Education (THE) and the interview appeared as the article, "Essay feedback in reel time", in the THE on the 17th of January.
My second significant contribution was the development of a classroom response system called the Red, Amber, Green Experience (R.A.G.E.). In 2012 I applied for an HEA Individual grant to develop R.A.G.E. as a learning and teaching aid. The successful grant application was to capture emotional reaction and participation of students in a classroom.
As a reflective practitioner I have chosen to continue my professional development by working towards a Professional Doctorate in Education; its working title is "A framework for the effective implementation and evaluation of technology enhanced formative assessment for large group teaching in Higher Education (UK)."
In 2014 I received my second University Teaching Fellowship, the most significant fellowship because it came from the students. My Student-Led Fellowship from Cardiff Metropolitan Students was presented at the CSM graduation ceremony in July 2014.
In 2015 I applied and achieved a senior fellowship from the Higher Education Academy and I am currently working on developing materials for a CPD workshop and an on-line course called "Using technology to enhance your Teaching" for staff at Cardiff Met
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