Wayne Barry, BSc (Hons), MSc, MBCS, CITP, AFHEA
Wayne is a learning technologist and academic developer based in Learning and Teaching Enhancement at Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) where he is actively involved in managing, evaluating, supporting and enabling learning, teaching, research and assessment mediated through the use of educational and social technologies. He teaches on the University’s Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP), formerly PGCLT(HE), and Masters by Research programmes. He has acted as a Community Teaching Assistant (CTA) for the University of Edinburgh on the “e-Learning and Digital Culture” Coursera MOOC.
He is also part of a small team responsible for defining and supporting the learning technology infrastructure at Canterbury Christ Church University as well as working on a range of institutional and faculty projects. He has been a team member on several JISC and HEA projects including Kent PLPP Extension project, the iBorrow project and DEBUT.
His current academic interests include digital literacy; e-portfolios; open education; learning spaces; professional learning; and with a BSc (Hons) in Information Technology and Social Science, the role of social media in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL).
He has previously worked in IT sales, IT training and software development. He is a Golden Apple Awards nominee, an Associate Fellow (AFHEA) with the Higher Education Academy (HEA), an Ordinary Member with the Association for Learning Technology (ALT), a Member (MBCS) and a Chartered IT Professional (CITP) with the British Computer Society (BCS), and holds a MSc in e-Learning, now the MSc in Digital Education, with the University of Edinburgh. He is currently undertaking a Doctorate in Education (EdD) and has published a number of book chapters on educational technology.
…and another thing
Away from the dreamy lure of academia, he is a trust member with the Stour Academy Trust, following a stint as a school governor at the Adisham CoE Primary School and as a director of the Trust. He is a keen cartophilist, cinephile, technogeek, genealogist, a veteran Top Trumps player, and a would be LEGO Master Builder. He has been known to have done some writing and regrets not playing a musical instrument and sticking with French at school. Furthemore, he would like to know why he doesn’t have an entry in Wikipedia so that he can point this “brief history” page there instead.
Wayne continues to live in the “Garden of England“, the cultural and spiritual home of Chaucer, Marlowe, Powell, hops, orchards, oysters, sparking wine, coal mines, some White Cliffs, an Archbishop, a bear called “Rupert“, a cat called “Bagpuss” and “Barry” from EastEnders.