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Profiles

Mrs Janice Button

Learning Technologist Manager

Academic Support, Technology & Innovation (Technology & Information Services)

Role

As Senior Learning Technologist, I work in the area of Technology Enhanced Learning within the Teaching and Learning Directorate and report to the Head of Technology Enhanced Learning.

The main function of my role is to manage the Learning Technologies Team in supporting the development and embedding of innovative e-learning across the University.The role involves working strategically with Faculties and central teams to implement the e-learning strand of the Teaching  and  Learning  Strategy. I liaise closely with academic colleagues to facilitate group and individual e-learning projects with an emphasis on ensuring that these are pedagogically sound.    

Qualifications

BSc (Distinction) Multimedia Computing, 
University of Plymouth, 
2004, 
Distinction

HND Computing, 
South Devon College, 
2003, 
Distinction


Continuing Professional Development:

Enterprise Enabling Leadership Development Programme, 
University of Plymouth's Centre of Leadership and Organizational Excellence (CLOE), 
2010
Covering:
  • Problem-solving and Aligned decision-making
  • Planning and briefing
  • Coaching and developing others
  • Building relationships and influencing (internally and externally)
  • Teamwork and team development
  • Determination and drive for performance.

Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, 
University of Plymouth, 
2006, 
Excellent Pass (20 credits)

General Teaching Associates: Learning, Teaching and Assessment Theory and Practice
University of Plymouth, 
2005

Professional membership

Associate of the HEA (AHEA)
Association for Learning Technologists (ALT) 

Research interests

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

Other research interests include:
  • Games Based Learning
  • e-Learning Pedagogies
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Social and Collaborative Learning

Grants & contracts

Teaching Fellowship Award 2009-10:  Game Based Learning – Developing EducationalGames for the Nintendo Wii.     

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

Gibbs, J., Holden, S. (2007) - How many?! Reducing staff stress levels with an innovative approach to life science sessions (ID 1191) The Association for Learning Technology Best Posters

Gibbs, J, Russell, P (2006) Digital Repositories - Collaboration is Key!, VC's Teaching & Learning Conference, University of Plymouth