James Little

BA(Hons), M.Ed, FHEA

School of Health and Related Research

Learning Technologist

j.little@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 215 9131

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James Little
School of Health and Related Research
G045, Ground floor
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
Sheffield
S1 4DA
Profile

I joined ScHARR in mid-2015 as a learning technologist.  I work part-time, spending the rest of my time doing freelance work and caring for my young children: Isobel, Isla and Alexander.

I have been involved at the intersection of education and technology for over 19 years starting with a gap year in an educational consultancy in 2000 followed by work in subsequent years, after University as a web designer, before moving back into the higher education arena in 2007 as a Learning Technologist.

I enjoy the creative combination of pedagogical, theoretical understanding and technical skills.  I've been involved in running distance-learning Masters for 10 years as well as working to enable staff and student digital literacy.  I've presented often at international conferences such as NET and at ALT-C.  In 2016 I recently completed a Masters in Education with a dissertation around the topic of MOOCs and Higher Education.  I am also involved in the ALT Communications and Publications Committee.

Previously I have worked at the University of Leeds, leading staff networks, running bespoke staff training, contributing to institutional policy and practice around lecture capture, e-assessment, and new technologies, promoting Adobe Connect and Articulate solutions and contributing to digital literacy modules as well as building web platforms on WordPress.

I also worked in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Sheffield for 5 years, developing a range of initiatives around online learning, creating resources, staff development, websites and marketing.

Overall I strive and enjoy creating and advising on pedagogically sound educational experiences for students and staff.