Learning Technology

Five minutes with … Joe Kenney

November 19th, 2019 at 03:11

What is your job role?

Learning Technology Officer, in the University of Nottingham Library: attached to the Faculty of Arts.

I provide front-line support to academic staff and students. I support and promote a wide range of learning resources and digital learning solutions. This includes supporting staff and students in their use of Moodle, Engage, Rogō (e-Assessment system) and Office 365 in a teaching and learning context.

What 3 words describe you?

Approachable, enthusiastic, collaborative

Tell us something ‘unusual’ about yourself

I am a Patient Research Ambassador, NIIHR Clinical Research Network.  I promote health research to the public from a patient point of view and sit on the West Midlands Regional Forum.

What excites you about learning technology?

How learning technology can be used in conjunction with lectures, workshops, tutorials and student-directed sessions to help students learn, acquire knowledge and collaborate. It is great to see first-hand how using learning technology can be used to support student experience, welfare and engagement.

Do you have any top tips for our users?

You can meet members of the team at the ‘Digital Skills Open Workshop‘ drop-ins every weekday in

  • E06 Teaching, Learning Building, 9 am until noon or
  • the Education Development Studio in Engineering. 10 am until noon and 1-3 pm.

Don’t struggle alone ask for help, is my top tip.

What do you think will be the most important thing in learning technology at the University of Nottingham in 2019/20?

Fostering and developing digital capabilities of current students and staff. Exploring your own overall ‘Digital Capabilities’ and how you could develop.

The Jisc ‘Digital Discovery Tool’ allows you to explore your overall digital capabilities. Jisc.potential.ly

What have you learned recently?

How OneNote can be used to share and create notes and how adding pictures, embedding video, audio files and meeting details can assist with written notes/recall of meetings.

Using the ‘print to OneNote’ and annotating the PDF is a really fun way to add personal notes or feedback and how this approach could be used by both academics and students.

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