George Roberts

I have been at Oxford Brookes University since 2000 and joined OCSLD in June 2006 as an Educational Developer (e-Learning). In my previous role I advised the Head of e-Learning and the Senior Management Team of the University on policy for off-campus e-learning and e-learning partnerships. I teach on the  Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (PCTHE) and the MA Education (Higher Education) module “Philosophy and Policy of Higher Education”. And, I teach and facilitate learning on many other educational development activities: workshops and consultancies. My doctorate (July 2011) at the University of Southampton investigated biographical narratives of adult users of a community IT centre on a large estate. I also study the pedagogical, social and technical dimensions of learning nationally and internationally. I am interested in the interactions between personal identity and the values and beliefs that are embedded in the outcomes and artefacts of learning. Previously, I taught on the Open University MA course, “Language and Literacy in a Changing World”. I was on the Executive Committee of the  Association for Learning Technology (ALT) and head of the organising committee of the ALT-C conference from 2005-2007. For 10 years before joining Brookes I was an instructional designer in the international energy industry.