Martin King B.A., M.Sc., P.G. Cert., A.H.E.A.
Senior Learning & Technology Officer
Founders Building East rm. FE131
Tel: 01784 414371
I joined Royal Holloway, University of London in 2002. In my position as Senior Learning Technologist in Academic Development Services, 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. My main interests are how technologies can impact positively on the student experience, and the successful embedding of e-assessment in teaching and learning.
The technologies in use at Royal Holloway include:
The range of activities and achievements to which I contribute is extensive but not limited to:
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 such as blogs, del.icio.us, Twitter and Facebook in teaching, learning and community building.
I have an M.Sc. in Multimedia and Information Technology and a BA in Management. Both of these qualifications have equipped me to develop a 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. I have also recently gained an ILM Management Level 5 Qualification and a Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and am now an Associate Member of the Higher Education Academy. In May 2009 I was awarded the Royal Holloway College Teaching Prize, for my use of Wimba in French language oral assessment.
Before joining the team here at the EDC I was an E-Learning Consultant & Developer, Web Usability Engineer and Web Master & 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.