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James Clay has been ILT & Learning Resources Manager at Gloucestershire College since November 2006.

James is responsible for the VLE, the use of learning technologies, e-learning, the libraries, digital and online resources and the strategic direction of the college in relation to the use of learning technologies.

One of James’ current interests is in learning on the handheld devices that learners have. So how can we create learning activities which work on mobile phones, iPods, PSPs, PDAs, digital cameras, PVRs and others...

James Clay previously was Director of the Western Colleges Consortium from 2001 to 2006. As Director he is responsible for the management, strategic direction and development of e-learning using a shared MLE across the four partner FE Colleges of the WCC.

Before the WCC he worked for at-Bristol, a Millennium project within the Harbourside of central Bristol - a job which involved delivering hands-on science education and designing educational websites on subjects as diverse as handheld learning experiences, via Antiguan racer snakes, through space science to the mummification process of ancient Egyptians.

Prior to the above, James spent ten years in Further Education as a lecturer in Business & Economics, employing learning technologies. His resources and websites were used extensively by students and were praised by verifiers and inspectors.

Professional role ILT & Learning Resources Manager

Organisation, if you have one Gloucestershire College

Will you be blogging about ALT-C? Yes and you may aggregate my blog

Will ALT-C 2011 be your first ALT conference? No

In which areas are you knowledgeable? assessment, VLEs, web2.0

9 September 2011

Moodle meet up resources share - We have an extensive moodle based VLE. As part of the support for practitioners I am in the process of writing a guide called "100 ways to use a VLE". Find the list here Currently 69 of the 100 done to far. James

Comments - Link

4 September 2011

ALT Live Beta - This has been an experiment I have been thinking about doing for a while now, and I emphasise this is an experiment, hence the beta moniker. I have no idea if this will work as planned or is something that people will engage with. So at ALT-C 2011 I ...

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9 August 2011

Added Dave White (friend), Steven Verjans (friend), Miles Berry (friend), Linda Castañeda (friend), Terese Bird (friend), Maren Deepwell (friend), Tom Franklin (friend), Frances Bell (friend), Terry Wassall (friend), Muireann OKeeffe (friend), and Tony Toole (friend)


14 January 2011

Added Sandra Partington (friend) and Nick Jeans (friend)


5 January 2011

Added Alan Cann (friend), geoff stead (friend), George Roberts (friend), Haydn Blackey (friend), Jacquie Kelly (friend), John Cook (friend), Kathryn Trinder (friend), kevin mc laughlin (friend), Matt Lingard (friend), Sarah Sherman (friend), Seb Schmoller (friend), Shirley Evans (friend), and Steve Wheeler (friend)


James's Network

Tony Toole
Tony Toole (mutual) friend
Muireann OKeeffe
Muireann OKeeffe (mutual) friend
Terry Wassall
Terry Wassall (mutual) friend
Frances Bell
Frances Bell (mutual) friend
Tom Franklin
Tom Franklin (mutual) friend
Maren Deepwell
Maren Deepwell (mutual) friend


Sandra Partington:

Hi James, Happy New year -I have moved from City & Islington - now at City University (less to type!). Sandra