Dr Wayne Barry BSc (Hons), MSc, EdD, MBCS, CITP, AFHEA
I am a learning technologist and academic developer based in Learning and Teaching Enhancement at Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) where I am actively involved in managing, evaluating, supporting and enabling learning, teaching, research and assessment mediated through the use of educational and social technologies. I teach on the University’s Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP), formerly PGCLT(HE), and Masters by Research programmes. I have acted as a Community Teaching Assistant (CTA) for the University of Edinburgh on the “e-Learning and Digital Culture” Coursera MOOC.
I am 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. I have been a team member on several JISC and HEA projects including Kent PLPP Extension project, the iBorrow project and DEBUT.
My 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).
I have previously worked in IT sales, IT training and software development. I am 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). I hold a MSc in e-Learning, now the MSc in Digital Education, with the University of Edinburgh, and a Doctorate in Education (EdD). I have published a number of book chapters on educational technology.
…and another thing
Away from the dreamy lure of academia, I am 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. I am a keen cartophilist, cinephile, technogeek, genealogist, a veteran Top Trumps player, and a would be LEGO Master Builder. I have been known to have done some writing and regrets not playing a musical instrument and sticking with French at school. Furthemore, I would like to know why I do not have an entry in Wikipedia so that I can point this “brief history” page there instead!
I continue 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.