Mr Ed Bremner

Mr Ed Bremner

Digital Learning Designer

Digital Education (Library and Educational Development)

I am currently working as a Learning Technologist with Academic Support and Technical Innovation (ASTI) based with the Faculty of Arts & Humanities.

I have a background in the visual arts and originally trained and worked as a commercial photographer in London before getting an MA in Digital Imaging at London College of Printing and moving over to working in the Heritage sector, by running the digitisation studio on an HLF project at Tate Gallery. After this I worked at Bristol and Bath Universities on funded projects to provide project management, consultancy and training for the Education and Heritage sectors on digital imaging, digitisation and using images within Teaching and Learning. 

I have a wide range of responsibilities, whilst working as a Learning Technologist with ASTI including:
  • The creation, management and use of images and other imedia for use within teaching and learning 
  • The creation and use of Open Educational Resources, including licensing and re-using, with specific interest in copyright and IPR
  • A special interest in the creation and support of online communities, including VLEs, and making the best use of social web tools within effective teaching practice
  • Use of online teaching tools including Webinars and other synchronous and non-synchronous communication tools
  • The creation of podcasts, vidcasts, screencasts and other video and media, for effective use in education.
I also spend a little time as an Associate Lecturer with the School of Art, Design and Architecture working on a 3rd year Professional Practice Module for Photography BAHons.


MA - Digital Imaging;  London College of Printing - University of the Arts London 2000

My early career was spent working as a commercial photographer out of London & Bristol: This work was mainly on location, specialising in Film-stills, Portraiture, & Interiors.

Alongside my photographic work, I also taught photography at universities in the South West, specialising in Professional Practice and commercial transferable skills.

Teaching interests

Learning Technologist embedded with Faculty of Arts & Humanities:  
Training on a number of current ASTI workshops, with responsibility for - 
  • Finding Open Media Online (Lead Developer)
  • Podcasting
  • More With Moodle
  • More With Moodle Quizzes
Associate Lecturer: Photography - School of Art & Media, Faculty of Arts & Humanities
Lecturing on Final year - Professional Practice, specialising in professional business management, marketing and identity. Common topics include: Copyright, Licensing, Invoicing, Open Licensing etc

Trainer with BremWeb Imaging:
Delivery of a number of other workshops and training sessions mainly for heritage and academic sector:
  • Introduction to Digitisation / Basic Image Capture / Simple Digitisation of Small Collections
  • Photography / Image Capture for the Museum
  • Image Optimisation
  • Image Management / Image Workflow / Digital Curation
  • Social Media for the Heritage sector
  • Practical Approaches to Copyright and IPR for Digitisation
Previous Teaching experience includes:
  • Associate Lecturer Photography - Plymouth University (1992-1995)
  • Associate Lecturer Photography - Falmouth College of Arts (1994 - 1996) 
  • Associate Lecturer Photography - Bath Spa College (1997 - 2000)
Previous Training experience includes:
  • Senior Technical Researcher / Trainer at Technical Advisory Service for Images / ILRT / Bristol University providing one and two day training courses in a range of skills connected with Digitisation, Imaging and media. (2001-2004)
  • Technical Researcher - UKOLN / Bath University: Planning and delivery of training program for IMPACT project, including creation of Open Educational Resources: (2009-2012)
  • Co-ordinator and Training Facilitator - South Western Federation of Museums & Art Galleries: Planning and delivery of funded Training Program for heritage staff in South West of UK. (2007-2009)

Reports & invited lectures

Invited Lectures and Talks:

These talks were mainly given during my time working as TASI Senior Technical Researcher at the Institute for Learning and Research Technology - University of Bristol
  • JISC International Digital Imaging Symposium 2002 – London, paper on ‘Blue Skies’ predictions for Digital Imaging
  • Internet Librarians International 2003 – Birmingham, paper on QA Focus work with Dr Brian Kelly & Marieke Guy, UKOLN, University of Bath
  • Computers in Art & Design 2001 – Glasgow, workshop on ‘finding & using images on the internet’
  • Institute of Medical Illustrators Annual Conference 2002 – two talks on Image management & Image standards & QA
  • Adenbrookes Digital Imaging workday 2001 – Cambridge, – talk on Image capture and image management
  • EU Commission Digital Representatives Meeting 2003 – Corfu, talk on Digital Imaging standards (For MLA)
  • Minerva Meeting 2004 – Lisbon (For MLA) talk on current best practice in Digital Capture
  • Many JISC RSC events
  • AHDS Digitisation Seminars
  • Various NOF-Digi Seminars and training days

Other academic activities

Currently undertaking PGCAP and part of the spring 2015 intake: Cohort C


Web Presence:

I am normally native in the following internet locations:
  • LinkedIn (work):
  • Facebook (personal):
  • Skype: ed.bremner
  • Instagram:
  • Pinterest: