Adam Read

Job title

Senior e-Learning Technologist


University of St Mark & St John


Bio After graduating with a first class degree in Computing and Information Technology with Education Studies, I joined the University of St Mark & St John (Marjon) working on the University’s JISC funded e-Learning Pathfinder Programme, which involved collaborating with colleagues across the Institution to develop pedagogically-sound teaching & learning practices, utilising innovative technologies. I secured a permanent role as part of the e-Learning Team at Marjon in 2007, and since then have continued to work with colleagues to develop the Institution’s use of technology-enhanced learning (TEL). In 2011 I became the Senior e-Learning Technologist at Marjon, taking on responsibility for managing the e-Learning Team who provide support, advice and technical developments to the staff and student body. I also manage institution-wide TEL projects, which have recently included a campus-wide Lecture Capture roll-out, and the adoption of e-Submission. This multifaceted role includes a blend of pedagogic advice and CPD-facilitation, as well as technical development on bespoke projects that improve the student experience (including mobile apps and touch-screen systems). I sit on a number of Marjon committees which focus on improving the student experience and developing innovative learning & teaching practices. I also represent the institution as a member of the UK Heads of e-Learning Forum (HeLF) and am active within the Association of Learning Technology (ALT) network. As an advocate for continuing professional development, I completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Online and Distance Education with the Open University in 2010, achieving the full Masters in 2013. Outside of my work/academic life, I like to spend my time surfing, playing football and taking-on DIY projects with my fiancée, Laura.
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