Martin King

Martin King B.A., M.Sc., P.G. Cert., A.H.E.A. martinking
Senior Learning & Technology Officer
International Building East rm. IN039
Tel: 01784 414371
ext: 4371
E-mail: martin.king@rhul.ac.uk
Twitter: @elswedgio
Blog: https://elswedgio.wordpress.com/
Web: http://elswedg.io
Skype: martin.king.rhul

I joined Royal Holloway, University of London in 2002. In my position as Senior Learning Technologist, I have successfully contributed to the widespread uptake and use of technology in support of teaching and learning.

I manage the E-Learning team, chair the E-Learning Users Group (E-LUAG), contribute to the CAPITAL programme for new lecturers and encourage, support and provide networking opportunities for a growing and diverse community of e-learning practitioners.

I am the insitutional representative for the UK Heads of e-Learning Forum (HeLF), and a member of the steering group.

My main interests are how technologies can impact positively on the student experience, and the successful embedding of e-assessment , e-submssion, and e-marking throughout College.  I have recently been appointed as the College lead for the funding, development, and delivery of our free online courses (MOOCs).

As well as evaluating, promoting, developing, and supporting the appropriate use of institutional technologies, I advise on the use of external web 2.0 services (blogging, Twitter, audience participation and polling) in teaching, learning and community building.

I have an M.Sc. in Multimedia and Information Technology and a BA in Management, both of which have equipped me to develop a 18 year career in E-Learning in the private and Higher Education sectors. In addition to developing existing digital design interest and skills, I was introduced to the key areas of user-centred design and usability, programming, project management and web-based learning.

Recent CPD achievements include PRINCE 2 foundation and practitioner status, an ILM Management Level 5 Qualification, a Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching.  I am an Associate Member of the Higher Education Academy. In May 2009 I was awarded the Royal Holloway College Teaching Prize, for my use of online voice tools (Wimba) in French language oral assessment.

Before joining Royal Holloway I held a variety of related posts; E-Learning Consultant & Developer, Web Usability Engineer, Web  Designer for a Brighton based e-commerce and training company. Prior to that I delivered multimedia training courses to a wide range of public and private organisations on behalf of Edinburgh's Napier University, and carried out research into the use of multimedia in the community for Queen Margaret University. I have also undertaken a number of freelance e-learning, new media consultancy, development and web usability projects for a variety of clients.