Nick Short - Head of Learning Technology and Innovation
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
Brian Cox - Multimedia Developer
Brian joined Learning Technology and Innovation 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.
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 RVC Learn. Her skills include project management, instructional design, multimedia, programming, usability testing and online assessment.
Rhiannon Prescott - Learning Technologist
Rhiannon began her career in education as an early years practitioner, moving on to work with children and young adults with additional learning needs and finally moving into the Further Education sector.
As a qualified teacher with over 10 years experience, Rhiannon has a unique perspective when developing e-learning materials. She uses her theoretical knowledge, teaching experience and technical expertise to develop resources that truly enhance the teaching and learning experience.
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 (Moodle) and a suite of e-learning tools including Echo360 (for automatic lecture capture), Blackboard Collaborate (virtual classroom software) and Turnitin (online plagiarism detection software).
Alistair Spark - VLE Manager
Joined the team in September 2008 while studying on the BioVeterinary Sciences course at the RVC, mainly looking after the manually recorded lecture podcasts prior to the introduction of Echo360, the editing and publishing of these. After graduating in 2011, Alistair was involved in a variety of projects, including the migration of the content from Blackboard to RVC Learn.
Becoming a full time member of the RVC Learn team in August 2012, Alistair has been actively maintaining RVC Learn & Echo360, integrating with external services and dealing with our external hosting provider, and working with teaching staff to add required functionalities to RVC Learn. He was promoted to VLE Manager in 2016.
Over the Summer 2013, he was involved in developing the RVC App and has been actively improving this since. Alistair has also plays a major part in the internal hosting of our eLearning services for Moodle, Mahara, WebPA, etc since Spring 2013.