What is a Learning Technologist?

“Learning technologists are people who are actively involved in managing, researching, supporting or enabling learning with the use of learning technology” – The Association for Learning Technology (ALT)

The Learning Technologists at BU are based in the Centre for Fusion Learning Innovation and Excellence (FLIE). There is a Faculty Learning Technologist dedicated to each of the four faculties and two Project Learning Technologists who support this work and engage with development and project work. The main role of the Learning Technologists is to support teaching and learning at BU through their expertise in learning technologies and learning design.

What is the role of the Learning Technologists at BU?

All the Learning Technologists at BU have a relevant qualification which enables them to provide educationally-led advice and training to academic staff to support their pedagogic innovation. They do this by:

  • researching and implementing learning technologies and approaches; such as the virtual learning environment (Brightspace), digital learning tools and lecture capture software
  • supporting academic staff in identifying and using appropriate TEL (Technology Enhanced Learning) tools via:
    • staff development workshops or bespoke training
    • online guidance and self-directed training modules
    • regular liaison with faculties and attendance at meetings
    • regular communication through the FLIE and faculty blogs
  • supporting academic staff in the design and development of their units on Brightspace through consultation and good practice advice
  • working collaboratively with departments and faculties on projects exploring innovative pedagogical approaches and new technologies
  • keeping up to date with educational technologies and new digital tools and approaches.

How do I contact my LT?

Contact your Faculty Learning Technologist via the dedicated mailboxes rather than via their personal email address as the mailboxes are always covered in case of holidays or absence. We look forward to hearing from you!

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