Brief History

Wayne Barry

Wayne is an learning technologist based in the Learning and Teaching Enhancement Unit at Canterbury Christ Church University where he is actively involved in managing, evaluating, supporting or enabling learning, teaching, research and assessment that is mediated through the use of educational and social technologies. He teaches on the University's PGCLT(HE) programme.

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 for learning and professional development; open education; understanding the alignment of pedagogy, space and technology inside flexible and open learning environments; and with a BSc (Hons) in Information Technology and Social Science, the role of social software and media in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL).

He has previously worked in IT sales, IT training and software development. He is a an Associate Fellow with the Higher Education Academy and a Chartered IT Professional with the British Computer Society and holds a MSc in e-Learning with the University of Edinburgh. He is currently undertaking a Doctorate in Education (EdD).

Away from the dreamy lure of academia, he is a keen cartophilist, cinephile, technogeek and a veteran Top Trumps player. 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, some White Cliffs, an Archbishop, a bear called "Rupert", a cat called "Bagpuss" and "Barry" from EastEnders.