Richard graduated from Teesside University in 2010 with a BA (Hons) Creative Digital Media. During his undergraduate degree, Richard spent a year working with the E-learning Team at Teesside University, which provided an opportunity to develop knowledge of Technology Enhanced Learning and acquire skills in software development, in-particular Blackboard Building Block development. This included the design and development of a “Batch Feedback” tool which has been used at Teesside and several other institutions around the globe since 2010.
After graduating, Richard worked at Middlesbrough College for 3 years as an E-learning Technologist where he was involved in several major projects and helped to widen the use of the VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) throughout the College.
Richard returned to Teesside University in September 2013 as a Learning Technologist. Richard works closely with the other Learning Technologists to support engagement with the VLE and other technologies to further enhance teaching and learning across the University. He was largely involved in the design, development and roll-out of the University’s first mobile application (TU Mobile), and continues to develop Building Blocks for Blackboard as an on-going commitment to supporting academic staff and students in their needs. More recently, Richard worked on the implementation of the University’s new e-portfolio system, powered by Mahara.
Richard works closely with academics in the School of Science & Engineering and has been involved in several school projects, including the development of a School-wide electronic assessment feedback form and the roll-out of the new TUOLE modules in 2015.
Richard has presented papers at several UK and European Conferences and is currently working towards his PgCTLHE.