Nick Short - Head of eMedia Unit
Nick is committed to the development of accessible and practical e-learning techniques for the teachers and learners of today and tomorrow. In particular, he is interested in how these technologies can support professional lifelong learning.
He believes that the potential of web technologies in education have only just started to be realised. There will be many opportunities in the future to foster collaboration and share resources. His personal passion is to explore how this potential can be tapped to help create new partnerships with colleagues in the developing world.
Read more on Nick Short's Staff Page
Ben Audsley - VLE Manager
Ben Audsley joined the eMedia Unit in April 2012 from Coventry University London Campus, where he worked as a Learning Technologies Officer. His current focus is on the migration from Blackboard to Moodle, where he is responsible for the project running on time and training staff in the use of the new RVC Learn.
He is extremely passionate about all types of Learning technology and has vast experience in using Echo360, TurningPoint PRS handsets, Turnitin, Grademark and Moodle.
Brian Cox - Multimedia Developer
Brian joined the Electronic Media Unit in May 2006 from the MRC in Cambridge. He has a wide range of multimedia skills including working with video, audio and images. He is currently involved in developing podcasts and recording surgical techniques in the College.
Aidan Dixon - Web Developer
Aidan is the Electronic Media Unit's Intranet Developer. He is working to further develop the functionality of College information systems such as the Intranet, document repositories and database systems. He has skills in information management and ColdFusion programming which he is using to create a more dynamic and responsive database-driven information environment in the College.
Brigitta Goedhuys - BLE Officer
Brigitta started in November 2012 coming from the Institute of Education where she worked with Masters programmes’ administration and maintenance of their VLE’s, and also part-time within HE as English support tutor for foreign university students.
As BLE Officer she assists the BLE Service Manager Sarah Sherman in the support and development of the Bloomsbury Learning Environment (BLE) and other e-learning tools. Her interests include delivering training to staff and students, and the use of technology to not only enhance learning and teaching, but also enhance the student learning experience.
Jenny Maud - Project Officer (Global Citizens)
Jenny graduated as a vet from Cambridge University in 2006. Since then she has worked with all creatures great and small in rural mixed practice in the UK and overseas.
She is interested in the role of vets and veterinary education in international development and global health. She has been involved in improving the online content of distance learning courses at the RVC, while continuing to work part time in practice. She is currently involved in the Students as Global Citizens project within which she is investigating ways of including global issues in the veterinary curriculum and working to improve student access to overseas extra mural studies (EMS).
Sonya Powney - Learning Resources Developer
Sonya joined The Royal Veterinary College in October 1996 and has produced a range of interactive multimedia programs (see examples of Sonya's work) for veterinary undergraduates and vets in practice. She currently develops teaching resources for delivery over the RVC intranet and the Blackboard VLE. Her skills include project management, instructional design, multimedia, programming, usability testing and online assessment.
Sarah Sherman - BLE Service Manager
An experienced adviser and qualified teacher, Sarah has been working in e-learning since 2001, providing strategic advice to academics and senior managers about its introduction and application. As the BLE Service Manager, Sarah is responsible for the development, maintenance and implementation of the Bloomsbury Learning Environment (BLE) - a shared e-learning service used by the RVC, Birkbeck, Institute of Education, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and SOAS. The BLE comprises a learning platform (Blackboard) and a suite of e-learning tools including Echo360 (for automatic lecture capture), Elluminate (virtual classroom software) and Turnitin (online plagiarism detection software).
Jack Sisterson - Web Editor/Designer
Jack joined the College's Unit for Veterinary Continuing Education (now RVC CPD Unit) in 1989 where his main roles were desktop publishing, clerical and accounts work.
Since joining the RVC multimedia team his projects have included the design, implementation and maintenance of the original college intranet; six redesigns of the RVC website and three of the College intranet; creation of several other RVC-hosted websites; design and production of graphics, animations and interfaces for several CD/online learning programs; and anything else that gets thrown at him.
Alistair Spark - VLE Officer
Alistair started working for the eMedia Unit while he was a first year student, to edit and publish the lecture recordings prior to the introduction of Echo360. Since then he has graduated from the BSc Veterinary Science at the RVC in 2011. Alistair has from then onwards been involved in various projects, including organising the Wikivet Courses Interface, the JISC XCRI-CAP consultation and the move from Blackboard to Moodle. He is currently helping out with RVC Learn and Alumni relations.
Chris Trace - Consultant Developer
Chris is a 2008 RVC BVetMed Graduate. He started work for the eMedia unit straight after graduation, interviewing various staff members in order to create staff pages for the RVC website. Since then he has been involved in the eCases initiative (where students capture and record cases they've seen in rotations which are then repurposed into teaching cases), the Canine Radiograph program (a tool for learning radiographic anatomy of the dog) and more recently in the RVC4Life alumni website and associated eNewsletter that goes out to all RVC graduates. He is passionate about improving the learning experience that students receive whilst at the RVC through innovative use of technology
See the eMedia Showcase for a selection of computer aided learning programs and other projects completed or under development by the Electronic Media Unit in collaboration with RVC academic staff.