The Educational Development Team


The Educational Development Team is working across the university on how e-Learning technologies and methodologies may be applied to enhance the student learning experience. Working in partnership with academics, we offer pedagogical advice on curriculum development to take account of learning technologies.
As a team we are currently establishing appropriate links with the various schools and services within the University, attending Department meetings, and organising development meetings and workshops. We are also currently bringing together examples of good e-Learning practice at Middlesex University. If you have any suggestions for content for this compilation please contact Steve Chilton. The Educational Development Team are based on the first floor of the Fenella Building at Hendon.

STAFF/ROLES
Steve Chilton, Educational Development Manager, steve8@mdx.ac.uk x5355
My role is to manage the Educational Development Team. In particular I am the educational development liaison contact within the team for Engineering and Information Sciences and for Work Based Learning. I am responsible for identifying good e-learning practice and for disseminating that practice across the university.

Kirsteen Macdonald, Senior Educational Development Advisor k.macdonald@mdx.ac.uk x5763
My role involves working closely with academics from the Business School, advising on how best to integrate e-learning technologies with their teaching. This involves analysing the curriculum, assisting in the development of online teaching materials for use on OASISplus and offering pedagogical advice and running workshops on anything from the use of online assessment tools to plagiarism checking software such as Turnitin. I also support academics and our overseas partners in their use of OASISplus.

Mike Mimirinis, BEd (Hons), MSc, QTS, PGCHE, FHEA Educational Development Advisor
Contact: M.Mimirinis@mdx.ac.uk x5361

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Advise academics in the School of Arts and Education on orchestrating learning through appropriate use of technologies
  • Project managing the introduction of personalised learning through Pebble Pad, the University's e-portfolio platform
  • Leading staff development across the University in the area of online tutoring and facilitation
  • Coordinating 'Inspire Me!', a showcase of good practice in embedding technology in teaching and learning

Louise Merlin, e-Learning Content Manager, l.merlin@mdx.ac.uk x4137
My role involves providing advice and support on programme development to staff engaged in digital content creation and online delivery, throughout the stages of programme design to delivery, including curriculum design, content authoring and the creation, adaptation or re-use of e-learning resources. Being part of the programme/module development team and involved in validation events, as required.

Celia Cozens, e-Learning Content Developer, c.cozens@mdx.ac.uk x4162

Tarek Zoubir, e-Learning Content Provider, t.zoubir@mdx.ac.uk x6956