Dr. Ben Andrews: e-Learning Advisor

Room: WA033
Phone: 01902 323070
Email: ben.andrews@wlv.ac.uk

Overview:

Ben is eLearning co-ordinator at the School of Education and eLearning Advisor within the Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning (CTEL)

He is interested in staff development, particularly the application of Web 2.0 technologies to education and currently works in Pebblepad with Dennie Wilson from the Department of Dance Practice and Performance on a Palatine HEA subject centre project: 'Choreography: Dance & Digital Performance – Video Podcasts for the Studio to Enhance Practice Based Learning'.

He is also an e-mentor on the follow-up to the Pathfinder project with Dr. Vicki Thoms in the same department. In 2008 he won a Rewarding Excellence Award with Leisure and Lifestyle Industries Team for the launch a blended Foundation Degree (Travel Operations Management) with partner institutions.

Specific interests/expertise:

Prior to the above, he was part of a team creating e-learning materials for use in the School of Art and Design and local FE colleges with JISC Exchange for Learning's E-Studio project. Some of these resources are still available free of charge to be adapted and developed in JORUM.

Selected publication:

Andrews, B. & McDougall, J. (University of Bournemouth): 2013. ‘Curation Pedagogy: Further Towards the Inexpert’ in Medijske Studies (Media Studies) 4:1.

Andrews, B., Challen, R., Purnell, E., Rhodes, J. and Towers, P. (2011). Adaptation for adoption - Changing modes of staff development in higher education. In: Ahmed, J. et al. Engaging Hearts and Minds - Engaging with academics in the use of technology enhanced learning. The proceedings of the UCISA Conference, December 2011,  Salford, UK. Oxford: UCISA, pp. 16-22. Available at: http://www.ucisa.ac.uk/publications/engaging.aspx

Andrews, B., Dale, C. and Wilson, D.(2011). iPod Technologies : Advancing Dance and Digital Performance. In: Parsons, D Combining E-Learning and M-Learning: New Applications of Blended Educational Resources. Hershey, PA: IGI-Global. Combining E-Learning and M-Learning: New Applications of Blended Educational Resources (pdf doc - opens in a new window)

Using a virtual learning environment to develop academic writing with first year dance students: facing the challenge of writing through digital images (with Dr. Vicki Thoms, Department of Dance Practice and Performance) Research in Dance Education Issue 9 Vol 3, 2008

Choreo:pod : dance and the iPod - towards blended learning (with Crispin Dale, Learning Technology and Pedagogic Research Cluster Leader and Dennie Wilson, Department of Dance Practice and Performance) Inaugural Issue of the Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning Vol. 1, Issue 1, 2009

Conference papers:

2009 ‘I wish we’d had these’ - podcasts for the dance studio, with Dennie Wilson, Department of Dance Practice and Performance, Higher Education Academy Conference “The Future of the Student Learning Experience”, University of Manchester June 2009

2009 Given the challenges of group work, increasing demand on student time and narrow subject experience, can 'Podcasts for the Studio', facilitate the widening of knowledge, experience and productive independent group learning? , with Dennie Wilson and students, Department of Dance Practice and Performance, The Fourth International Blended Learning Conference "Engaging Students in the Curriculum", University of Hertfordshire, June 2009

2009 “ The Go Between”: Dance and Digital Performance: Video-Podcasts for the Studio, with Dennie Wilson and students, Department of Dance Practice and Performance, Telling ePortfolio Stories Conference, University of Wolverhampton, June 2009

2008 Towards a Virtual Placement With Maggie Leese, Senior Lecturer, School of Education, University of Wolverhampton Telling ePortfolio Stories 'The Road to Stickiness' Conference 2008 University of Wolverhampton
 
2008 Using ‘You Tube’: Academic and Personal Writing with Dance Students (with Dr. Vicki Thoms, Department of Dance Practice and Performance) 3rd European First Year Experience (EFYE) Conference, University of Wolverhampton. Feel free to contact Ben for the original CMAP files.
 
2008 Using an Electronic Portfolio System to Teach Writing to First Year Dance Students: Facing the Challenge of Teaching Dancers to Write (with Dr. Vicki Thoms, Department of Dance Practice and Performance) Creativity and Employability: Developing the Performing Arts Curriculum, Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts
 
2008 Choreo-pod: dance / iPod / digital literacies (with Dennie Wilson Department of Dance Practice and Performance) - The 11th Biennial Symposium on Arts and Technology
Connecticut College, USA
 
2007 Beginning Academic Writing through Images: Facilitating personal and professional Development in Level 1 Dance Students (with Vicki Thoms, Department of Dance Practice and Performance) The 2nd European First Year Experience Conference, Göteborg University, Sweden
 
2006 Enhancing learning and employment opportunities using an ePortfolio with Performing Arts students (with Dennie Wilson, Department of Dance Practice and Performance) ALT-C 2006 the 13th International Conference of the Association for Learning Technology, Heriot-Watt University
 
2006 Embedding an e-Portfolio: an e-learning mentor's perspective 5th International Conference on eLiteracy 'eLit2006', Loughborough University