The Role of the "E-Expert" as an Agent of Change
This presentation focuses on the role of the “e-expert”, as an agent of change. The “e-expert” worked in a University School of Education alongside his colleagues as they sought to transform their traditional teaching and learning materials into learning objects to be delivered online. The interactions were recorded and emerging themes and issues identified. It soon became clear that apart from issues to do with a lack of technology skills, several colleagues were challenged in how they saw themselves as educators within a distance learning environment and others began to see their learning and teaching materials in a new way.
The “e-expert” will have the opportunity to extend the project to work with colleagues across the university in the current academic year and participants will gain an insight into how academics from across a university learn about teaching and learning when working alongside an “e-expert”.
Keywords: Role of "E-expert", Distance Learning, Professional Development, Transforming Pedagogy
Principle/Senior Lecturer, Learning and Teaching Institute