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Meet the Team

Colin Loughlin
Colin Loughlin
Head of Digital Education
Colin leads the Digital Education Team and works across the University to promote the effective use of digital technologies that enhance academic practice and the student experience. Before joining the Brunel Team in May 2022, he has previously worked at The Open University, and most recently the University of Surrey. Colin’s research interests are higher education, with a focus on curriculum theory and large class teaching.
Alice La Rooy
Alice La Rooy
Senior Project Manager (VLE Replacement)
Alice is working on the VLE transition from Blackboard Learn to Brightspace. Alice has worked in higher education since 2008, having previously worked in IT and customer service training in the private sector.
Anastasios Vacalopoulos
Anastasios Vacalopoulos
TEL Advisor - CEDPS
Anastasios is the Technology-Enhanced Learning Adviser for the College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences (CDEPS). Anastasios supports staff from the college with their use of Brunel's TEL Tools, including Blackboard Learn, PebblePad, Poll Everywhere, Numbas, Padlet and also creates bespoke interactive content and activities using Articulate 360, Camtasia and the Adobe Suite.
Louise Faux
Louise Faux
TEL Advisor (CBASS)
Louise is the Technology Enhanced Learning Adviser for the College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences (CBASS). Louise supports staff from the college with their use of Brunel's TEL Tools, including Blackboard Learn, PebblePad and Poll Everywhere.
Toby Thorne
Toby Thorne
TEL Advisor (CHLS)
Toby is the Technology Enhanced Learning Advisor for the College of Health and Life Sciences (CHLS). Toby supports staff from the college with their use of Brunel's TEL Tools, including Blackboard Learn, PebblePad and Panopto.
Ewan Frances
Ewan Frances
Digital Education Developer
Ewan works to maintain and develop Blackboard Learn and liaises closely with Information Services on issues regarding VLE updates, bug-fixes and upgrades. Ewan also supports other core learning technologies including WISEflow and PebblePad and provides TEL support to Central Services staff.
Chelsea Dowman
Chelsea Dowman
Brightspace (VLE) Trainer
Chelsea is the Brightspace (VLE) Trainer and works across the university to train staff on how to use Brightspace. Training sessions are available both face-to-face and online.
Grant Forwood
Grant Forwood
Digital Assessment Adviser
Grant is one of the Digital Assessment Advisers within the Digital Media and Education Team. Grant supports academic departments (and central offices) across the university in relation to all aspects of digital assessment, through the use of WISEflow’s Digital Assessment Platform.
Sulanie Peramunagama
Sulanie Peramunagama
Digital Assessment Adviser
Sulanie has worked as an educational technologist supporting learning design with technology, using and tailoring assessment management systems. She has a BSc in Information systems, a PGC in Education, an MSc in E-Learning technology and is a fellow of the HEA.
Beatriz Lopez
Beatriz Lopez
Digital Education Team Administrator
Beatriz supports the Head of Digital Education, Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Advisors, Digital Education Developer and Digital Assessment Adviser. She responds to queries and also update and maintain department websites.

 

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