Staff Profile: David Matthews, Lecturer/VLE Development Manager

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Summary

  • David Matthews, Lecturer/VLE Development Manager

  • Position:

    Lecturer in Theatre Studies/VLE Development Manager

  • Teaching Area:

    Theatre Studies

  • Qualifications:

    MPhil; PGCTHE; BA (Hons) Drama and Theatre Arts; PRINCE2 Practitioner.

  • Memberships:

    Fellow of the Higher Education Academy; member of the Association for Learning Technology; and a Journeyman of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists.


Bio

David Matthews is VLE Development Manager and a Lecturer in Theatre Studies (Online) at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance. He enjoys working with a large, international cohort of online learners and supports staff and student on the Sidcup campus in their use of the virtual learning environment and associated platforms. David completed a BA in Drama at Goldsmiths College and an MPhil in the drama department at Royal Holloway, focussing on polyphonic poetry in performance.

Since then his research has diversified into e-learning and TEL (technology-enhanced learning). David has also taught at Royal Holloway and Central School of Speech and Drama. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a member of the Association for Learning Technology; and a Journeyman of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists.


Publications

‘We don’t call it “distance” anymore’, IT4Arts workshop, 70 Grosvenor Gardens, Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, 2014.

‘We don’t call it “distance” anymore…’ Enhancing the learner experience and assessment opportunities within an Online Theatre Studies programme using synchronous, interactive technologies (with Jayne Richards), Designing Learning Landscapes Conference, Goldsmiths College, 2014.

‘Morley and Rose Bruford Colleges: Cross-sector peer review as a driver for VLE development and beyond’ (with Laurence Elliott), JISC RSC London/Excellence Gateway, 2013.

Theme unlocking in Moodle and the effects on staff buy-in', (Paper presented at Moodle round table, London, 2012); 'Deliverng distance-learning programmes in Opera and Theatre Studies' (Conference paper presented as ULCC case study, 2012); 'VLE Year One: achieving staff buy-in' (paper presented at MUGGL event, 2011); reviews editor for Stanislavski Studies ejournal.