Mr Rob Jones BSc(Hons), MSc

Mr Rob Jones

Senior Digital Education Developer (College of Social Sciences)

Contact details

Higher Education Futures Institute (HEFi)
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

I work in the College of Social Sciences as part of the digital educational team. I advise on the potential of eLearning and support all technology-enhanced learning activities within the college, including our virtual learning environment, Instructure Canvas, integrations such as Panopto, PebblePad and Turnitin.


BSc (Hons) Industrial and Business Systems – De Montfort University

MSc Computing – De Montfort University


I am a Senior Instructional Design Consultant at the University of Birmingham, working in the College of Social Sciences. I support all technology enhanced learning activities within the institution from our virtual learning environment, Instructure Canvas, integrations such as Panopto and Turnitin.

I spend my days working with academic staff and course teams to give guidance on the potential of the digital learning options in their courses while identifying what is possible at all levels of the organisation.

My interest in this area grew from my time at University of Leicester, where I was involved in the deployment of Blackboard at the School of Education. On leaving the University of Leicester I joined the University of Birmingham Medical school. There, I developed a keen interest in lecture capture technology for supporting staff and students, having gained experience of both Echo360 and Panopto. Other areas of knowledge include student feedback, online / offline marking, how technology can support this.


Areas of Interests: Event Capture technology such as Panopto and Echo360 for podcasting, the potential uses of technology in coaching sports and other outdoor activities. Potential of ePortfolios such as PebblePad

Other activities

In my private life I am a keen archer, shooting for a local midlands club, for which I am also a qualified coach. I write my own archery themed website, podcasts and occasional contributor to international archery magazines.


Event Capture Technology – SCHOMS Conference 2016