My name is Jonathan Anegbeh, I am the Learning Technologist, Web & Computer Support Officer in the Computing Team at the School of Physical and Chemical Sciences.
I joined QMUL in 2015, and I like my current role, as I can be creative while also always growing because of the wealth of knowledge my colleagues offer. I get to play with new toys, make unboxing videos ahem, I mean I get to order and set up expensive technology before handing them to the user.
What I do
My role encompasses three main areas.
- As the Schools’ Learning Technologist, I am responsible for the management of the Schools QMplus pages, activities that facilitate staff in the development of QMplus module pages as well as other learning technological tools used to complement teaching for example GitLab, a DevOps software that combines the ability to develop, secure, and operate software in a single application.
- As the School Webmaster, I ensure the School’s website and social media presence is constantly active, up-to-date and promotes the School’s and University’s vision.
- Lastly, I also provide computer systems support to colleagues either to aid teaching or research, i.e., recommending a piece of hardware or software including its purchase and configuration.
Projects I am currently working on
For the delivery of Semester B modules, we have just deployed two instances of a web-based cloud computing and course management platform for computational mathematics – Cocalc to support the delivery of two modules SPA4601 Professional Skills for Scientists and SPA4131 Introduction to Data Science.
I am currently testing the updated CodeRunner. A free open-source question-type plug-in for QMplus (Moodle) facilitated by the ELU, will enable colleagues to assess program code submitted by students in answer to a wide range of programming type questions.
What I enjoy doing
When I am not trying to keep abreast of new technologies or applications for personal and professional growth. I enjoy playing video games, Destiny 2, a free-to-play online-only multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie. I enjoy reading, mostly manga and manhua these days, but am still a DC and Marvel fan. I also volunteer as a British Judo Association (BJA) Judo Official (Competition Recorder) when on Judo Competitions around the UK with my daughters. Sadly, I’m still on a yellow belt.