Our expertise covers both the technical and educational so that we can advise on the effective use of learning technologies. Although we are one team, we are organised into three strands which have slightly different priorities:
- Training and support
Alysa Bramble, Training & Support Manager
Alysa manages and co-ordinates the support and training provided for our technology enhanced learning applications. This spans second and third line support (via the web-based service desk), self-directed materials and drop-in sessions. She ensures that staff and students receive high quality support and guidance. Get in touch with Alysa if you, your colleagues or your students need training or development; or if you have issues with technology enhanced learning support via the Helpdesk.
Annette Nembhard, Learning Technology Officer
Annette provides development support for technology enhanced learning applications via the IT Helpdesk. QMplus, Q-Review or other technology enhanced learning queries that need the skills of a Technology Enhanced Learning Officer are passed to Annette to investigate. Annette also runs QMplus drop-in sessions, technology enhanced learning training workshops and student induction talks. You will mostly communicate with Annette via the Helpdesk or during a technology enhanced learning workshop or drop in you attend.
Catherine Mclean, Learning Technologist
Catherine is a Learning Technologist within the Enhancement strand of the team. She works with Manoj, Clare and Will to investigate new technologies, with a particular focus on accessibility. Get in touch with Catherine if you would like to know more about the different tools we have regarding accessible content.
Clare Driver, Learning Technologist (Video Production)
Clare provides advice and workshops on all aspects of technology enhanced learning with an emphasis on video. She is also our lead for use of Zoom and Teams. Contact Clare if you would like to know more about these technologies, developing use of video in teaching, using the recording booths, video in the classroom or would like your students to create video as part of their coursework.
Gill Ritchie, Services Manager
Gill provides business ownership of QMUL’s suite of digital learning applications to ensure they consistently meet the needs of the institution in delivering an excellent student and staff experience. Working in the team’s Services strand with Rume, Simon and Steve she ensures that our applications continue to meet the needs of staff and students through evaluative exercises and consultation. She also works closely with the technology experts within the team and other colleagues in IT Services who support our applications.
Get in touch with Gill if you want to discuss improvements to any of QMUL’s current learning applications.
Raqib Khan, Learning Technology Officer
Raqib provides development support for technology enhanced learning applications via the IT Helpdesk and/or Email. He also runs QMplus drop-in sessions, technology enhanced learning training workshops and student induction talks. You will mostly communicate with Ryan via the Helpdesk or during a technology enhanced learning workshop or drop in you attend..
Rume Begum, Learning Technologist
Rume works with Gill, Simon and Steve in the team’s Services strand ensuring that our learning applications are run well and continue to meet the needs of our staff and students. Rume is often involved in the introduction of new features or custom developments for QMplus, working closely with both staff and students and our in-house development team.
Rume is the team’s lead for the Turnitin plagiarism detection service and our e-portfolio system, QMplus Hub (Mahara).
Simon Durrant, Learning Technologist (Video)
Simon works with Gill, Rume and Steve in the team’s Services strand and provides both educational and developmental support in the effective use of video in teaching, learning and assessment. He provides expert support and advice to academic and professional services staff within QMUL interested in creating diverse materials (videos, screencasts etc.) to support teaching in various modes, be that blended, distance or face-to-face.
Simon is the team’s lead for Blackboard Collaborate (for online teaching) and Echo360 (Q-Review) for lecture capture and recording.
Steve Evans, Learning Technologist
Steve is a Learning Technologist in the team’s Services strand. He works alongside Gill, Rume and Simon in ensuring that our learning applications are run well and continue to meet the needs of our staff and students.
Steve is the team’s expert for the Mentimeter audience response system.
Surjit Uppal, Head of Technology Enhanced Learning
Surjit oversees all of the team’s services and is responsible for developing technology enhanced learning to support the ambitions of Queen Mary and in line with innovative developments outside of the institution. Get in touch with Surjit if you have an idea for a medium or large scale technology enhanced learning project that may involve or benefit other areas of the College; are interested in evaluating technology enhanced learning activities you are involved with; or have any suggestions or feedback about the services and support offered by the TELT.
William Goodyear, Learning Technologist
William is a Learning Technologist and supports the Digital Exams and Assessment Project. Get in touch with William if you are interested in how you can use digital examinations or tests.