#altc blog editors

Anne Hole, University of Sussex – Editor in Chief

Anne is a Learning Technologist at the University of Sussex, where she works most closely with colleagues in the Arts and Humanities schools, supporting their use of technology to enhance students’ learning. Anne’s passion for teaching began during her doctoral studies and led to a PGCertHE and nine years as an Education Developer before a move to Technology Enhanced Learning. Anne’s particular interest is in the use of social media and mobile devices for personal and professional learning. She contributes to the Sussex TEL blog and is active on Twitter, Googleplus and Flipboard. Anne is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Certified Member of the Association for Learning Technology (CMALT), having completed her portfolio in 2013.

Chris Rowell, Regent’s University

Chris RowellChris Rowell is a Deputy Learning Technology Manager at Regent’s University London. Previously a Lecturer in Economics (1990- 2005) and a Lecturer in Education (2005-2010) at the University Centre Croydon. His first degree (BA Hons) is in Economics. Chris also has a PGCE and two MA’s in Development Studies and Education (eLearning). More recently Chris completed Prince2 training for project management. Chris’s research interests are all things to do with Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL). More specifically the evaluation of TEL by both staff and students in Higher Education. He writes and publishes his own research on his blog, http://totallyrewired.wordpress.com/ He is a member of SEDA’s Conference Committee and SEDA’s Special Interest Group on Technology-Enhanced Practice and is a Certified Member of the Association of Learning Technology (CMALT). Chris lives in Camberwell and he is interested in things to do with cycling, photography, travel, politics and London. You can follow Chris on twitter @chri5rowell



Teresa MacKinnon, University of Warwick

Teresa MacKinnonTeresa is Principal Teaching Fellow (e-learning) at the School of Modern Languages at the University of Warwick.  She’s an award winning language teacher with a wealth of expertise in online delivery and a good understanding of assessment issues in language learning. Experienced in education management and course design in secondary and higher education, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Certified Member of the Association for Learning Technology, Teresa has extensive experience of the integration of computer-mediated communication in learning design. Active online as @WarwickLanguage she enjoys connecting educators internationally across sectors. She advocates open educational practice and is co-chair for ALT’s Open Education SIG.


Santanu Vasant, City University

Santanu VasantSantanu Vasant is currently Educational Technologist in the Learning Enhancement and Development (LEaD) Centre at City University. Prior to this, he was Learning Technology Coordinator for Organisational and Staff Development at Imperial College and a Learning Technology Adviser in the Learning and Teaching Development Unit at Brunel University. Santanu has over ten years experience in Education, including as an ICT Teacher in North West London. He has also been a governor of the Northwood School, Hillingdon, North West London for the past 4 years. He has a degree in Multimedia Technology and Design, a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in ICT Secondary Education from Brunel University and a Masters (MA) in ICT in Education from UCL’s Institute of Education. Santanu has worked on a number of projects around the use of social media in education at Brunel and Imperial with academics and professional services department and helped departments where he has worked with communications and publications. An avid user of many communications channels in both his personal and professional life, Santanu’s platform of choice is Twitter (@santanuvasant). Outside of work, Santanu enjoys photography, gardening and most importantly Doctor Who!

Rachel Challen, Nottingham Trent University

Rachel is the Head of the Learning and Teaching Support Unit in the School of Arts and Humanities: passionate about education technology and the positive impact it can have, directly and indirectly, on the student experience. Experience in supporting academic teams and professional staff in developing digital capabilities and enhancing their existing practice within private, FE and HE educational sectors.  A certified member and lead assessor for CMALT.