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e-Learning Advisor at the University of Bradford

Company / Institution

Town

Bradford

County / State / Region

West Yorkshire

Country

England

Email address

w.stewart@bradford.ac.uk

Who am I?

I have a background in FE, having spent 15 years as a Biology lecturer and Programme Manager for Science. I have taught on a range of Biological and Environmental Science courses from Foundation to Degree level, and for the past twelve years I have also been an Associate Lecturer with the Open University. During this time I have developed a strong interest in the use of Information and Communication Technology to enhance my teaching and to improve the learning experience of my students.

In 2002 I began work with the NLN Materials Team at Becta where I was involved in promoting the integration of e-learning into the curriculum and encouraging the use of the NLN Materials in teaching and learning in the FE and ACL sectors.

As an e-learning advisor with the JISC Regional Support Centre for Yorkshire and Humber, I actively supported staff development in this field, running training events at a local, regional and national level. I have also worked closely with other national services and initiatives, such as the Higher Education Academy, LSDA Q Projects, DfES Standards Unit and other JISC services such as JISC Infonet and the Plagiarism Advisory Service.

In my present role as an e-Learning Advisor at the University of Bradford, I am part of the Teaching Quality Enhancement Group. My main role is to support teaching staff in the use technology to enhance learning and teaching. I am particularly interested in the use of the Web-based tools, in mobile technology and in educational change.

Will Stewart
April 2007

Likes

circular saws, coffee, cycling, dry stone walls, Edinburgh botanic gardens, France, handbags, magnolia trees, Monet's garden, real beer, rustic bread, Scotland, trees, tupperware, walking, waste paper bins, wilderness, wine

Dislikes

Virgin trains