The Role of the "E-Expert" as an Agent of Change

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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
Stream: Teacher Training and Professional Development
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Eric Dell

Principle/Senior Lecturer, Learning and Teaching Institute
School of Education, University of Hertfordshire

Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK

I work primarily in the School of Education at the University of Hertfordshire. My main role is in teacher training with a particular focus on learning technologies. Much of my time has been spent developing online learning and teaching materials for our distance learning routes into the teaching profession. Lately I have been working with my colleagues helping them to transform their learning and teaching materials for delivery online. I have now been appointed to work across the university sharing my expertise. I midway through a Doctorate of Education programme where my research interest lies reflecting on my own practice as I seek to help my colleagues see their teaching and learning materials in a new way.

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