Mr Rob Jones BSc(Hons), MSc

Mr Rob Jones

HEFi Digital TEL Instructional Design Consultant

Contact details

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

I work in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences as part of the dedicated HEFI team. In my role I provide advice on the potential of the eLearning and support all technology enhanced learning activities within the college from our virtual learning environment, Instructure Canvas to integrations such as Panopto, PebblePad and Turnitin.

Qualifications

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

MSc Computing – De Montfort University

Biography

I am a Senior Instructional Design Consultant at the University of Birmingham working in the HEFi with specific responsibility for the College of Life and Environmental Sciences. In my role I support all technology enhanced learning activities within the institution covering from our virtual learning environment, Instructure Canvas along with integrations such as Panopto and Turnitin.

I spend my days meeting staff and course teams to give guidance on the potential of the eLearning in their courses along with identifying what is possible at all levels of the organisation.

 My interest in E-Learning, grew from my time at University of Leicester, where I was involved in the deployment of Blackboard at the School of Education. On leaving Leicester I joined the staff at the University of Birmingham Medical school, where I developed a keen interest in the use of 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 and how technology can support this, along with the general use of different technology for learning.

 

Areas of Interests: Event Capture technology such as Panopto and Echo360 for podcasting etc, 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 and national training instructor for new coaches. I write my own archery themed website and recently started to record archery themed podcasts.

Publications

Event Capture Technology – SCHOMS Conference 2016