I have a strong academic background with a first degree in Computer Science (UEA), then PCGE (Lanc), PGCert, and MA e-learning (Lanc). I encourage best use of TEL by HE lecturers in areas such as delivery (content), comms (engagement) and assessment (feedback and review). Specific tools include D2L’s Brightspace VLE, the Panopto video hosting service, and Turnitin. This is achieved via blog posts and guides, course reviews, and delivering CPD sessions. I am an avid user of Twitter (@DBCallaghan and @LSTMTEL), TEL discussion lists, and TEL journals for keeping ahead in the profession, networking and sharing best practice. I review for ALT & BJET, and have written many blog posts (e.g,, https://blogs.edgehill.ac.uk/learningedge/author/callagda/ at Edge Hill University. Latest article: “Adaptive action learning in an online community: facilitating a large cohort to deliver results”
I am a Senior Educational Technologist with over ten years’ experience in Higher Education. Skilled in Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Curriculum Development, Distance Learning and E-Learning. I am interested in the science behind learning and underpinning pedagogies - with a focus on higher education.
Other relevant expertise, professional memberships, awards
PG Cert (Higher Education)