E learning Design Experience, Teacher educator; Digital learning specialist - pedogogy, mobility, ubiquitous technology, digital games, gamification. Project direction; Agile organisational change strategist and facilitator, Research Design and direction, Knowledge Transfer and Entrepreneurship, Lean start up and business development, Curriculum design: CPD Leadership and Management,: Scrum Master; Open Space facilitator; Agile pedagogy.
In his last position Karl worked as Director of Curriculum Innovation and Knowledge Transfer at the Centre for Development and Applied Research in Education (CeDARE), where he worked in research, development and consultancy working on national training and impact evaluation projects (see www.cedare-reports.co.uk). He currently manages a cross faculty research team who actively bid for and design research projects at a local, national and international level.
Karl is the course leader for an innovative MA education programme called Learning in the Digital Age and has led several ICT and Education related evaluation projects. He is an advocate of using ubiquitous technology in Higher Education mobiles and free software for collaboration and is a member of the UK JISC expert group in this area.
His most recent project is an Erasmus plus project with the University of Jordan where he is the evaluator for the design and implementation of educational technology and suitable pedagogies with 11 partner Universities in the region. He has also developed a digital learning MA programme with the University of Birzeit in Palestine. Karl is an innovative educator and trained teacher who works well in situations that are challenging. He previously spent 5 years working in Zimbabwe, Kenya and Uganda so understands the context for this project.
Other recent projects include an evaluation of the regional knowledge transfer programme with SMEs in the West Midlands, an Evaluation of Wolverhampton Big lottery funded Headstart Programme with voluntary and community organisations and workplace e learning competency development using open badging across 5 European countries in rural areas. Previous recent work includes improving the quality of Teacher Education in Palestinian Universities, joint master's degree development with the University of Birzeit and advising Unrwa on the accreditation and development of their Schools Based teacher development Programme. Karl specialises in integrating agile work practices into education at all levels using mobile, active, game and project-based learning strategies. His current interests are around the process of knowledge transfer between universities and SME’s and the development of core competencies for enterprise, entrepreneurship and employability. Karl is also involved in the application of digital tools to support these developments. Karl is an Agile (Scrum) practitioner and uses open space technology, scrum methodology and kanban to transform project working at the School. He has recently developed the concept of Agile Pedagogy (using scrum project management for learning) which he is developing with several international partners. He is also passionate about the use of the web and video for knowledge transfer. Karl is on the Editorial Review Board (ERB) of the International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE).