Ms Flea Palmer
Profiles

Ms Flea Palmer

Senior Technician (Software)

Faculty of Business

Role

Flea is a qualified teacher and has 14 years experience working as a Learning Technologist at Plymouth University, providing pedagogic advice, guidance, encouragement and support on the use of technology to staff and students. A Teaching Fellowship Project, awarded in 2008, led to an ongoing interest into how social media can enhance learning, research and employability.

Flea contributes to sessions that focus on Digital Literacy, covering areas such as Managing Digital Identity, Video Production and Creating Academic Posters. Previously she ran DigiThings, an online CPD programme exploring presentation tools and techniques. She also teaches website design, using WordPress, to BSc Cruise Management students.

Having a degree in multimedia, Flea’s skills include illustration, web-design, image-manipulation, video production and 3D animation. She joined the FoBIT Team in October 2014 and is responsible for FoBIT’s website and social media accounts.

Qualifications

Post Graduate Certificate in Education, University of Plymouth, 2008    
BSc. (Hons) MediaLab Arts, University of Plymouth, 2000

Professional membership

CMALT (Certified Membership of the Association for Learning Technology)

Research interests

member of University of Plymouth e-Learning Research Network
member of Researching Higher Education Network

Grants & contracts

Teaching Fellowship Award 2008-9: Interactive Learning Scenarios in Child Protection (Caroline Leeson, Mark Pannell, Mark Lyndon)
Teaching Fellowship Award 2008-9: Skills Plus: a Web 2.0 Approach

Creative practice & artistic projects

'Facing the Consequences...the movie!': video that illustrates the possible pitfalls of using social networking sites, such as Facebook, if you are careless about what you post ...and who can see it!

'Facing the Consequences...': cartoon storyboard that illustrates the possible pitfalls of using social networking sites, such as Facebook, if you are careless about what you post ...and who can see it!

eGo: make the web work for you: how to promote yourself safely & confidently (ebook)

myBrand: how to promote yourself safely & confidently (webfolio)

Interactive learning scenarios in child protection (website with 3D character animation)

iHub: website to support students who experience shyness & social anxiety

Tandem Exchange Online: website that partners speakers of different languages

Research groups

  • e-Learning

Palmer, F. (2010) Finding my way... ’Into something rich and strange - making sense of the sea-change’, ALT-C, University of Nottingham

Palmer, F. (2010) Look after your (virtual) self: Invest in some ‘me’ time! ‘Learning Without Limits: Facing the Challenges’ Plymouth e-Learning Conference, University of Plymouth

Palmer, F. (2010) Want to go places? Invest in some ‘me’ time, ‘Transforming Learners, Transforming Lives’, Centre for Excellence in Professional Placement Learning (CEPPL) Conference, University of Plymouth

Palmer, F. (2009) A Brand Called Me: Managing Digital Identity, ‘Edulearn09: International Conference on Education & New Learning Technologies, Barcelona, Spain

Palmer, F. (2009) Invest in some ‘me’ time with myBrand, ‘Exploring Enterprise’, VC’s Teaching & Learning Conference, University of Plymouth

Gibbs, J., Palmer, F. (2008) Enhancing student learning experiences with elearning: Academic and Learning Technologist collaborations, 'Making Connections', VC's Teaching & Learning Conference, University of Plymouth

Palmer, F. & Newcombe, M. (2006) Designing for e-Learning, 'Has Assessment Gone Wrong?', VC's Teaching & Learning Conference, University of Plymouth

de Andres, C., Palmer, F. & White, S.W. (2006) Adelante! A resource for learning Spanish, 'Has Assessment Gone Wrong?', VC's Teaching & Learning Conference, University of Plymouth

Newcombe, M., Gavin, J., Pannell,M., and Palmer, F. (2006) Developing video rich learning objects usingthe GoodMood WIP webcasting platform, ALT-C 2006: the next generation, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

Gadd, D.M and Palmer, F (1998) Using the Internet for Business, 'Learning in Organisations' - ADAPT CUCOL Conference, University of Plymouth.



Additional information

Acting Senior Learning Technologist from February 2004 - June 2005

Links


http://www.fobit.biz - Faculty of Business IT Team blog

https://www.facebook.com/fobitteam - FoBIT Team Facebook Page

http://google.com/+FobitBizTeam - FoBIT Google+ Page

http://fleapalmer.wordpress.com/ - my blog