Consultancy

Recent and ongoing Consultancy

Project/initiative title and my role Lead institution & dates Description
e-reflect-BR: external evaluator University of Westminster2012-2013 Enabling UK HEIs to adopt and embed the Making Assessment Count (MAC) framework as an institutional strategy to improve feedback on student assignments.
Taking Work-based Learning Forward in Scotland using the WBL Maturity Toolkit*: evaluator University of Westminster2012-2013 This used the Work-based learning Maturity Toolkit www.tinyurl.com/wbl-toolkit (originated in the WELL BR project at Bradford and further developed by Westminster) to inform the design and implementation of work-based learning initiatives across Scotland, with regional and national support through Regional Articulation Hubs and involvement of QAA, Scotland.
Panorama: evaluator University of Ulster
2012-2013
This project revised the existing Viewpoints resources and disseminated them to the HE / FE and informal education sectors through a management briefing report, a series of regional briefing workshops, and a facilitator-training Open Educational Resource.
Digital Literacy in Transition: evaluator University of Greenwich
2011-2013
This project developed a model and resources to support digital maturity linked to graduate attribute development with a particular focus on employability and employer engagement.
JISC DL Programme: developer SEDA
2012 – 2013
This SEDA project included work on relating digital literacy to the HEA UK Professional Standards Framework.
ocTEL: course planning/delivery ALT
2012 – 2014
Member of MOOC Course Team – Open course in Technology Enhanced Learning – ran in 2013 & 2014.
eLene2learn Lifelong Learning: SEDA liaison European consortium
2012 – 2014
Multi-partner EC-supported project promoting the contribution of ICT and digital media in supporting the development of learning to learn competencies in lifelong learning transitions.
Assessment strategies: consultant UK HEIs
2012 to date
Following the success of the PASS project, I am continuing to deliver workshops and offer support/advice on assessment strategies to UK HEIs.
Interviewer and Viva online: content developer Edge Hill University
2013-2017
This project aimed to produce an online version of the Interviewer Careers package (see details below).
This has been used within the University but earlier plans to offer this more widely have been abandoned following departmental restructuring.
Cyber Security Knowledge Exchange: evaluator Edge Hill University
2014-16
HEA-funded project as part of their Cyber Security initiative to produce PBL (problem-based-learning) resources and facilitator guides to prepare students for effective placements and careers in this area.
Learning Futures: advisor/reviewer Westminster
2013/15 & 2016
Institutional project aiming to transform teaching and learning across all departments and subject areas.

 

CyberGaTe:
evaluator
Edge Hill University
2016-17
Supported by the second phase of HEA funding in this area, this project has explored and implemented the  ‘gamification’ of learning resources in cybersecurity.
Teaching room development: consultant Westminster
2015-date
Advising on the future development of ‘state-of-the-art’ teaching and seminar rooms across the University of Westminster.
Assessment Strategies HEA/Napier
2016
HEA contract, working with Edinburgh Napier, to revise specific course assessment strategies.
Teaching room development: consultant HEA/UW
Trinity Saint David 2016
HEA contract working with UWTSD – workshops on the development of ‘next-generation’ teaching rooms.
Mentoring NTF & CATE applicants Westminster; Bradford Mentoring support and advice for NTF applicants (Westminster, 2016; Bradford 2017). CATE support for Bradford in 2017.