The Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) team at the University of Derby is committed to providing its students with a high-quality learning experience. It has a strategic responsibility for enhancing the student learning experience through its integrated provision, bringing together the support for academic practice, technology-enhanced learning, and support for student learning.
Supporting the activities of the Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) Media Production team. I provide support and training in the use of media within learning, teaching and assessment activities, especially concentrating on the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences and University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL). Engaging with staff to enable them to produce innovative video and audio learning resources, researching emerging technologies and working closely with colleagues in the TEL team.
I also assist in providing staff development opportunities, support and guidance on all aspects of media production and the effective use of media in teaching and learning activities. Administering training and support to staff on the use of media production equipment, video editing and lecture recording software, and systems which enable the sharing of broadcast TV and other media resources. I also provide workshops and support, in collaboration with academic staff, to students undertaking media-based assessed coursework.
As a Media Adviser in the Technology Enhanced Learning team, my role is to support academic staff in creating innovative teaching materials within their courses.
I have a BA Hons degree in Media Production and specialise in creating high quality video in a cinematic style. My previous media-based experience includes freelance camera operating, assistant directing and editing corporate videos and short films.
As a Media Adviser in the Media Production and Support team, my role is supporting the creation of rich teaching and learning materials for academics to use within their courses.
A normal day can vary from running staff development sessions on technologies such as lecture recording, supporting media-based student projects, producing and filming high end video productions, to creating professional photographic imagery for teaching and learning.
Using my 14 years’ experience as a photographer and video producer my aim is to make creative media content for academics at the University of Derby to use in their teaching and learning.
My main role is to produce high quality learning and promotional video materials. I collaborate with departments and colleges across the university to produce a wide range of videos, ranging from interviews to drama and documentaries. I work with people to script ideas, oversee and direct film shoots and edit the footage to produce a final product to share with students and/or a wider audience.
Throughout my 12 years' experience, both as a freelance producer and in Higher Education, I’ve fine-tuned my ability to ensure the desired message and purpose of a video I’m working on is achieved.
Editing is my favourite part of the production process, but I also really enjoy motion graphics and animation as part of this and I’ve recently completed a Masters in Education to deepen my understanding of educational theory and practice, to apply to any teaching and learning material I produce.
I lead the Media Production and Support team, which offer a range of media services including the creation of high quality learning and promotional materials. We also run staff development sessions and offer one-to-one training and support for academic staff, to enhance the effective use of media in teaching.
I have been a film maker for over 14 years and prior to joining the University, worked in a wide variety of creative and production roles within broadcast television and commercial video production. My particular interests include how to strategically adopt video technologies into teaching and learning activities, and how media-based resources can assist the development of essential skills for the 21st Century workplace.