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Rebecca Ferriday, BA, PGCE, QTLS

Coopers Cottage, 143a Charlestown Road, St Austell, PL25 3NN, United Kingdom Phone: 01726 75217 Mobile: 07749404833 Twitter: BexFerriday Nationality: British Date of Birth: 21/05/1970 Email: bex.ferriday@cornwall.ac.uk Objective: Looking for a position as a Learning Technologist to develop creative digital teaching, learning and research solutions for organisations that focus on innovation within the education and training fields.

Education and Qualifications


2009-ongoing: 2010: 2010: 2009: 2009: 2007-2008: 2006: 2005: 2004: 2003: 1988-1991: 1988: 1986: International Masters Programme University of Plymouth Subject Learning Coach Qualification Excellence Gateway PGC Teaching in Multi User Virtual Environments University of Reading FERL Practioners Programme (in Delivering Online Learning) European Pedagogical ICT (EPICT) Licence Facilitator Certification Certificates awarded by LearnDirect and CTAD for Competency in Online Tuition and Mentoring Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Post Compulsory Education) University of Exeter Level 4 Certificate for Adult Literacy Subject Specialists City & Guilds Level 4 Certificates in in Further Education Teaching (Stages I and II) City & Guilds D32/D33 Assessors and Verifiers Awards City & Guilds Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Graphic Design Falmouth College of Art and Design 3 A Levels (A and B grades) Liskeard Comprehensive School 11 O and AO levels (A, B and C grades) Liskeard Comprehensive School

Skills and Attributes


Teaching and Presentation: Plans, delivers and assesses a variety of pre-service and specialist in-service teacher training courses at FE and HE levels (from levels 2 to 7) using both traditional classroom and online methods of delivery Delivers staff training and development sessions (both face to face and online) covering a range of topics from effective lesson planning and preparation for observation, to using social networking sites and web 2.0 tools in education and training Regularly speaks at conferences to both national and international audiences via a variety of live and virtual mediums Designed and delivered the worlds first virtual-world based teacher training programme Course Design and Production: Designed and developed functional software and creative eLearning materials in a variety of formats, both as standalone resources and for use within a Virtual Learning Environment Designed and written blended and eLearning courses at a range of FE / HE levels and in a variety of subjects using Xerte, Adobe eLearning Suite, Camtasia, Moodle and SharePoint Successfully taken HE courses through the University of Plymouth validation process Written presentations, teachers notes, schemes of work and lesson plans for widely distributed content delivery Project Management and Involvement: Managed a variety of small, medium and large; national and international projects, with both public and private sector clients and partners Sat on and chaired steering groups, with experience in all areas of project management, from initiation and application through to planning, control and people Extensive experience of resource procurement and finance Computing: Highly proficient in using Windows and Mac OS, Office, iWorks, Photoshop, KompoZer, WordPress, Second Life and in the use of Web 2.0 (and emerging 3.0) technologies for enterprise and education Experience in HTML, PHP, JavaScript, Flash, Cocoa, Linux server management via cPanel Very quick to pick up new applications, operating systems and interfaces Maintain a keen appreciation and awareness of emerging technologies and cutting edge educational applications

Employment Summary:
Current Employer: Cornwall College Job Title: Learning Technologist Roles and Responsibilities: Manage and ensure the smooth running of the corporation's Virtual Learning Environment: Moodle. (and currently overseeing the corporation's move from Moodle version 1.9 - 2.3) Manage a team of ILT Advocates at each of the college's seven campuses Maintaining an empathic and mutually supportive relationship with the institution's IT Services team. Delivering ILT training to staff in a variety of ways: via electronic baseline briefings and face to face delivery Write and publish a half-termly electronic ILT newsletter to all staff Designed and implemented virtual couse files; encouraging staff to use the VLE as an electronic space for course documentation Championing and implementing other ILT strategies such as ePortfolios and virtual classrooms Co-developer and implementer of the corporate ILT and eLearning strategies, overseeing the roll-out of the development of ILT and /eLearning across the college. Manager of the colleges Moodle Medal scheme Author, developer and implementer of eLearning and Blended Learning courses for a range of curriculum areas within Further and Higher Education. I have also produced online materials for other institutions such as Hibernia College, the NHS, TRIBAL and ShelterBox Project Manager responsible for developing Cornwall College Island on Second Life and researching the potential of using virtual worlds as an educational tool and resource. Author of national briefing paper and acceptable use policy for LSIS-funded project examining safe use of Facebook as a teaching and learning tool in 13-19 education Author of online staff development (CPD) packages

2003-2010 Cornwall College Lead Teacher (School of Education and Training) Roles and Responsibilities: Course Manager, author, teacher and assessor for the Level 5 Diploma in Teaching English (Literacy) in the Lifelong Learning Sector using blended learning methodology Author, teacher and assessor of the Level 3 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) and the Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS) Part of the Quality Unit team, responsible for the graded observation of in-service staff Lead Practitioner Researcher for mobile learning project (MoLENET) between 2008-2010, comanaging consortium of Cornwall College and four secondary schools in Cornwall funded by LSC Selected as team member in Pathfinder remodelling (change management) project run by Piscari and funded by LLUK Involved in the ESF funded ICE House Project, working with a team of practitioners and researchers to look at innovation, creativity and enterprise in learning and development, with responsibility for maintaining and populating the ICE House website. 3

010-ongoing: Institute for Learning (IfL) QTLS and ATLS Reviewer Reviewing online applications for QTLS and ATLS status 2009-2011: Standards Verification UK (SVUK) GPRLS Adjudicator Reviewing applications for GPRLS 1997-2003: Link into Learning (St Austell) Senior Support Tutor in literacy, numeracy and ESOL Senior Support Tutor in ICT responsible for set up, maintenance of computer network and delivery of introductory ICT courses to adult learners

Achievements
Nominated for STAR Award for Outstanding HE Teaching in 2007. Authored and built the first Initial Teacher Training (ITT) and ITT in-service courses to be studied using blended learning methodology and the first (and only) ITT course to be studied entirely online, using Moodle, web 2.0 applications and Second Life. As a direct result of my own subject specialist status in English, I am the South West Regional Advocate for Research and Practice in Adult Literacy (RaPAL) and co-editor of the RaPAL Journal.

Referees
Steve Griffin Director of Learning and Teaching Cornwall College John Keay House Tregonissey Road St Austell Cornwall PL25 4DJ Debbie Wilshire Deputy CEO / Head of College Cornwall College John Keay House Tregonissey Road St Austell Cornwall PL25 4DJ

Tel: 01726 226790 email: steve.griffin@cornwall.ac.uk

Tel: 01726 226525 email: debbie.wilshire@cornbwall.ac.uk