Learning Technology

Five minutes with… Angelique Bodart

January 4th, 2016 at 09:01

Angelique Bodart is the Learning Technology Consultant (in the Faculty and School Support Team of the learning technology Section) with responsibility for the Faculty of Engineering.  She works alongside staff and management in the faculty to develop projects to enhance the usage of learning technology in the future as well as working on the ground supporting academics through training and on a one-to-one basis.

What 3 words describe you?

Patient, goal-orientated, helpful.

Tell us something ‘unusual’ about yourself

I solo travelled around Africa for six months visiting 12 different countries; exploring the different cultures, seeing gorillas, and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

What excites you about learning technology?

I’m very interested in the use of social media as a dissemination and engagement tool; one tweet can spark off a chain of events and discussions worldwide and I find that fascinating.  My Career Guidance training also causes me to be interested in how e-learning tools can be used to engage students in self-exploration and reflection, especially when they are not even aware that they’re doing it.  In Moodle we’ve got such features as forums, wikis and Turnitin’s Peermark that can all be used for this purpose but to get different results.

Your top tip(s)?

If at first you don’t succeed, try try again.  Few people learn how to ride a bike in a day (I took something like 2yrs!).  When you start out you persevere until everything falls into place and then suddenly the world is your oyster, you can go anywhere and learn new tricks that once seemed unobtainable.  Using Moodle and other learning technology can feel similar. Once you’ve got the hang of the basics the intermediate aspects don’t seem so complicated.

What do you think will be the most important thing in learning technology at the University of  Nottingham in 2015/16?

Making sure that both student and staff experiences of Moodle are positive and there is consistent usage of modules across the three university campuses.

What have you learned recently?

I came into the role already having worked in the university for a few years and with experience of Moodle so most of my learning has been about student engagement-related activities across the university such as how Nottingham Advantage Award modules are organised and how the Students As Change Agents initiative will support student-led projects to make changes across the university and encourage academic staff-student collaboration.

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