Don’t let your edtech tools use you

How to ensure pedagogy comes before technology


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    As institutions around the world have adapted to moving students and educators online, this has led to a natural demand for technology to support blended and remote learning programmes. But, is the technology complementing or changing tried and proven teaching methods?

    “Just as a successful vaccine rollout needs more than scientists to be successful, so successful edtech needs more than computer scientists to have a maximum impact. We mustn’t forget the pedagogy because proper tools are only half the job”

    – Nick Hillman, Director, HEPI

    In this webinar, our expert panel discuss the challenges that have emerged in moving face to face education online, the tools available to facilitate new teaching requirements and ask how learning outcomes can still be driven by great teaching, not limited by technology.


    Dr Richard Walker, University of York

    Dr Walker has over 20 years’ experience supporting learning technology developments within the higher education sector. He is currently employed by the University of York (United Kingdom), leading the strategic development of e-learning services as Head of the Programme Design and Learning Technology Team. This encompasses service management responsibilities for all key learning technology systems including the virtual learning environment, lecture recording and e-assessment solutions. He also coordinates curriculum developments for blended and fully online programmes and leads on staff development activities for the effective use of learning technologies in programme design and delivery.

    Dr Kate Gilliver, Cardiff University

    Dr Kate Gilliver is a Reader in Ancient History and Associate Dean for Joint Honours at Cardiff University. Over nearly three decades of working in higher education she has explored different approaches to learning and teaching ancient history including flipped learning that made use of a wide variety of class activities and personal lecture capture well before the sector’s need to shift to blended learning in 2020.

    Karl Luke, Cardiff University

    Karl Luke is a lecturer in Medical Education at Cardiff University. Karl is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) and Certified Member of the Association of Learning Technology (CMALT). Karl has over 15 years’ experience of designing for teaching and learning in a digital age. Karl has previously held Learning Technologist positions, where he has led the design, development and implementation of a number of online courses and programmes. Karl also played a key role in the implementation and management of the lecture capture service at Cardiff University. Karl's research interests include digital education, multimodality and sociomateriality.

    Debra Garretson, Panopto

    Debra has worked with organisations across four continents to help them select and implement technology-based solutions which enhance the learning experience. Currently Debra is Director of Accounts for Panopto EMEA, a leading Video Platform software provider used by hundreds of educational and corporate institutions worldwide. During her time at Panopto she has managed over 150 implementation projects and has worked directly with many of the world’s leading universities such as the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford, as well as large multinationals such as HSBC and Diageo. A published author in economics, Debra holds MA, MSc. and MBA.

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