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About: Staff development support for CMALT, blended learning, pedagogy, VLE and other learning technologies at the University of Leeds. Member of the Staff and Departmental Development Unit (SDDU) Learning and Teaching Team (ULTA1, ULTA2, PGCLTHE, PGCAP).

In July 2009 I facilitated the first CMALT Fast Track programme at Leeds, supporting colleagues to help them achieve CMALT status.

I'm also (still!) a PT student at Sheffield Hallam University on the International MSc E-learning, Multimedia and Consultancy (recently changed to: MSc Technology Enhanced Learning, Innovation and Change).

My first degree is in Politics and Media Studies (DMU)and I completed my PGCE: FE in 2002 (NTU). I taught A-level Film and Media Studies and worked as an assistant examiner and coursework moderator for five years before entering HE. I've also worked freelance at the National Media Museum, training teachers in video production and Adobe Photoshop.

Job title or role title Learning technology staff developer and teacher, member of CMALT Development Group, altc2010 programme committee member

Organisation University of Leeds

Interests training, pedagogy, e-learning, blended learning, professional development, staff development, collaboration, online communities, VLEs, video, podcasting

10 September 2010

Signed up to attend Gala dinner


8 September 2010

0257 Riding the wave – keeping staff developers afloat in a sea of change (supporting staff development with the VLE) - Here's the poster - thanks :o)

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7 September 2010

Changing staff development (2 Short Papers 0095, 0191, 0254) - Thanks for such great attendance at the session today and lots of really interesting questions that have got me thinking some more :o) Anyway, here are the slides for paper 0254. Cheers, Kirsten

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Added Terry McAndrew (friend) and Seb Schmoller (friend)


Signed up to attend Epigeum Video awards (0501)


6 September 2010

Added Richard McCarter (friend), Richard McCarter (want-to-meet), Nav Hundal (friend), Tom Franklin (met), Irmgard Huppe (met), Paul Arnold (friend), and Sarah Horrigan (friend)


4 September 2010

Added Iwi Ugiagbe-Green (friend)


1 September 2010

Added Dragos Ciobanu (friend)


31 August 2010

Added Simon Davis (friend)


26 August 2010

Added Carol Higgison (friend) and Sue Bamford (friend)


24 August 2010

Added Irmgard Huppe (friend), Jade Kelsall (friend), and Tony Lowe (friend)


20 August 2010

Added Graham McElearney (friend)


30 July 2010

Added Tom Franklin (friend), Maren Deepwell (friend), Naomi Courtenay (friend), and Shirley Evans (friend)


15 December 2009

Added Sandra Huskinson (friend)


Kirsten's Network

Seb Schmoller
Seb Schmoller (mutual) friend
Terry McAndrew
Terry McAndrew (mutual) friend
Sarah Horrigan
Sarah Horrigan (mutual) friend
Paul Arnold
Paul Arnold (mutual) friend
Irmgard Huppe
Irmgard Huppe (mutual) friend, met
Tom Franklin
Tom Franklin (mutual) friend, met


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