Areas of work

The main areas of work for our Pathfinding project are:

  • Infrastructures
  • Learning Technology Practices
  • Evaluation activities
  • Staff and educational development programmes


  • Identification of appropriate softwares and platforms including the repository architecture for research outputs, learning objects, and personal and professional development portfolio items
  • elaboration of the service matrix
  • workflows and procedures for identity management, authentication and access for diverse users and groups in open and accessible ways
  • support and development of test environments.

Learning technology practices

  • Learning designs, templates, workflows and procedures for integrating social softwares (e.g. Elgg, Confluence, OSP and other learning and collaboration tools), and repositories into Brookes Virtual
  • support for expanded Learning Technologists Forum.

Evaluation activities

  • Evaluation of the course design and curriculum development models
  • Research into the Brookes student learning experience in the technology rich collaborative and social environments

Staff and educational development programmes

  • Integration of Pathfinding activities into staff and educational development activities
  • Development of models and processes to support inter and intra institutional teams undertaking transformative course redesigns
  • Support for e-Learning Champions in academic Schools and e-Learning Networks in Associate College Partners and Community Learning Centres
  • Guidelines, Reports and Dissemination to embed e-learning into the wider communities.

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