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The expertise of Dr Geoff Elliott, Learning and Technology Development Manager at Pembrokeshire College, has been duly recognised this year as he goes from strength to strength in the world of learning and technology.
Employed by the College in 2003, Geoff is currently developing innovative ways in which lecturers can use new or existing technology to enhance their teaching and improve the quality of student learning. Having worked in this field since 1992, Geoff has a PhD in Learning Technology, and is now applying his knowledge to improve the learning experience in both higher and further education.
It is, therefore, no surprise that Geoff has been given the opportunity to exercise his extensive knowledge and experience in an effort to improve digital learning across Wales. In October, Geoff was appointed to the National Digital Learning Council (NDLC). He was one of twenty people, all of whom are highly esteemed in the world of learning technology, that were selected from a variety of educational sectors. The NDLC was first established in September 2012 and “provides expert and strategic guidance on the use of digital technology in teaching and learning in Wales.” Geoff is excited to be a member of the team and states that: “It is an honour that the College’s expertise has been recognised in this appointment.”
Furthermore, Geoff was selected to represent Pembrokeshire College at the Ireland Wales Cross Border Programme’s twentieth anniversary celebrations on the 4 November, this year. The College was invited to meet the Irish President and Welsh Finance Minister, Jane Hutt, to present their invaluable work as part of the mCommunity Project. Led by the College, in conjunction with Telecommunications Software and Systems Group (TSSG) and Gower College Swansea, the project has successfully developed an app for teaching and learning. The project hopes to use mobile technology to engage and support businesses as well as the disaffected and unemployed.
To find out more about the work being undertaken by Pembrokeshire College go to pembs.ac.uk