I have leadership, project and talent management skills developed through clear communication and professional collaboration.
I am an e Learning research and development thought-leader with twenty years of experience in UK Higher Education. Postgraduate Programme Leader, e Learning Consultant, UK/EC Project Manager & bid writer I worked at a strategic level to lead change management actions that saved time and money for the organisation.
I work with the Academic Team & Faculty to support the curriculum process and provide students with academic and pastoral support. Panel symposium session at ALT-C 2011 Thriving in a colder and more challenging climate, University of Leeds, 6 September. SEDA Spring Teaching, Learning and Assessment Conference, Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh, 5th-8th May. Presented at ALT-C 2007 Beyond control – learning technology for the social network generation, Nottingham University, 4 June. Presented at Assessment for learning: designing strategies to engage students and enable learning, Napier University Staff Conference, 21 June. Interactive paper presented at JISC online conference Innovating e Learning 2007: Institutional Transformation and Supporting Lifelong Learning, 11 June. Presented at Leadership Foundation Staff Development Conference 2005: Orchestrating Change: Development Challenges in HE, Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel, Bristol, 2 November. Presented at ALT-C 2005: Exploring the frontiers of e-learning: borders, outposts and migration, University of Manchester 6 September. Presentation at e Assessment Scotland 2012 Feeding back feeding forward, University of Dundee, 31 August. Presentation at Improving Student Learning Conference, Lund University, Sweden, 29 August. Workshop presented at 16th Annual SEDA Conference, Aston University, Birmingham, 17th-18th November. (2011) Institutional strategies for sustainable TEL development: Meeting the challenges of the new economic climate. (2011) Empowering tutors as online educators through progressive online staff development. (2007) Assessment for blended and online education. (2007) From bruised to enthused: tackling the challenges of championing online learning for personal and institutional change. (2005) From teaching to teaching online: tutor experiences of bridging the gap. Invited guest expert webinar for the ALT (Association for Learning Technology) Open Course in Technology-enhanced Learning (oct TEL) MOOC, 1st May. M.9B2603D9975722C438BEA7E84D8C72.vcr&sid=7565 Smyth, K. Invited webinar for Leeds Metropolitan University Teacher Fellows Network, 8 November. (2011) Using social and educational technology in supporting transitions, new learning opportunities and access to employment. (2011) Effective application of social media in education. Dundee and Angus College, Gardyne Campus, Dundee, 7th June. Invited guest expert webinar for Flexible, Distance and Online Learning (FDOL) Open Online Course, 2nd April. uid=9ee23862-3d79-48d2-9f19-9b6bc5764a66 Vlachopoulos, P., Cope, S. School of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Massey University, New Zealand, 29 February. (2011) Developing and embedding the 3E Framework for the active use of technology in learning, teaching and assessment. Presentation for ALT Scotland: Sharing Stories: enablers and drivers for Learning Technology in Scottish Education. (2016) Paper presentation at EDEN Annual Conference: Expanding learning scenarios – Opening out the educational landscape, Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Hotel, Barcelona, 9th-12th June.
(2012) Workshop and discussion session exploring professional standards and pedagogic frameworks for academic practice and technology-enhanced learning.