Short Biographies of Key Personnel
Les Carr Co Investigator EPrints/CLAReT
- Recent Principle Investigator for EPrints, Open Journal Initiative, COHSE: Informed WWW Link Navigation Using Ontologies, OpCit: The Open Citation Project, Open Journal Project, QuIC: Queries in Context, Repository for the Laboratory, Virtual Orthopaedic European University, WiCK: Writing in the Context of Knowledge.
- Les work has been to do with developing ideas about Open Hypermedia that has resulted in the Distributed Link Service (DLS), a simple idea for making the WWW a less arthritic environment and more able to keep up with mental gymnastics that human thinkers are capable of. This work is particularly evident in the projects that he have been undertaking and the papers he has been writing on the subjects of document structure, linking and distribution.
- Les is also teaching on the JumpStart Induction Course as well as Programming Principles, the Advanced Programming and the Hypertext and Web Technologies units in our B.Sc. and B.Eng courses, and supervising third year projects.
Hugh Davis LTG Principal Investigator
- Hughs current research agenda is in the area of eLearning Frameworks, and the closely related area of Personal Research Environments.
- Involved in the ELeGI project (European Learning Grid Infrastructure IST Framework 6) and in a range of JISC e-Learning Framework projects such as our FREMA (e-Learning Framework Reference Model for Assessment) and CORE (Collaborative Orthopaedic Research Environment) projects, and Edinburghs DiscoveryPlus Project.
- Hugh has been involved in the IMS QTI specification through the E3AN project, the TOIA project, and has membership of the CETIS Assessment SIG.
Kate Dickens Project Director and Co Investigator Contextual Analysis
- Manager, eLanguages (Re-usable Learning Object production and research unit), School of Humanities, University of Southampton
- Project Leader, Eduserv-funded MURLLO Project, Management, Use and Re-purposing of Language Learning Objects
- Project Leader, JISC Distributed e-learning SE Regional Pilot Project L20 Sharing Language Learning Objects
- Project Manager, UKeU eLanguages Project co-ordinating the production of over 1100 peer reviewed learning objects from six Universities. eLanguages was contracted by the UK eUniversities to develop interactive learning objects in English Language and Study Skills (EAP)
- Project Officer, e3an FDTL project co-ordinated production of over 2000 peer reviewed questions from 50 lecturers at 35 HEIs
- Project Manager, LTSN Subject Centre for Language, Linguistics & Area Studies content management system and related website
- Project Management Course (15 PG credit points) 2001 Open University
- Currently enrolled on part-time Distance Learning MBA Henley Management College
Yvonne Howard - Project Manager
- Yvonne Howard is a Research Fellow at the University of Southampton School of Electronics and Computer Science.
- Her initial research lay in process models for software development, particularly investigating dynamic processes where evolution is driven by feedback in the domain.
- She was involved in the EPSRC funded Automated validation of Business Critical Systems with Component Based Designs (ABCD) project that made Formal Modelling techniques usable by real Systems Engineers.
- Recently she has been involved with the Open Middleware Infrastructure Institute (OMII) EPSRC initiative to build a service oriented grid infrastructure for UK e-science.
- Yvonne is Project Manager for the JISC funded FREMA FREMA2 and r2q2 projects.
Ann Jeffery - Lead Senior Research Fellow
- Consultant for HE Academy, subject centre case studies.
- Researcher MURLLO project, Digital Rights Management and Context Metadata in relation to RLOs.
- Freelance, literature reviews on Learning Styles and Learning Technology, Multicultural profile of the UK, Elearning including authentication technology.
- JISC LADIE project, co-production of Learning Activity Templates for gathering case studies and use cases, literature review and workshops.
- Learning Technologist, HEFCE funded Managed Learning Environment Project implemented learning object repository across 30+ institutions with bespoke taxonomy and metadata templates. 2002-2004
- Interactive Editor, Instructional Design for AAT Accountancy course delivered via CD-ROM and VLE.
David Millard Co Investigator Domain ontologies
- David works within the Learning Technologies Group (LTG) and Intelligence, Agents, Multimedia (IAM) group at the University of Southampton. The thread running through his research is one of contextual information systems. The contextual information can be in respect to a person (such as Adaptive Hypertext, Physical Hypertext, e-Learning, and Narrative Systems) or to a machine (such as on the Semantic Web and via contextual Services on the Semantic Web or Grid).
- Co-investigator on the EU ELeGI project (GRID infrastructure and mobile GRID applications) and the technical lead for the JISC FREMA project (e-Framework Reference Model for Assessment). I am also a contributor to the EPSRC Equator project (a multi-site collaboration in the area of mixed reality and ubiquitous computing environments).
- Involved in international research for eight years and has presented papers at many conferences and workshops, most recently ACM Hypertext 2005 and ICALT 2005.
Julie Watson Co Investigator Pedagogy
- Academic Manager , eLanguages
- Responsible for curriculum and instructional design and online learning materials development; co-ordinating a team of up to 14 e-materials developers; delivery of developer and e-tutor training programmes; academic liaison role and research into the role of new technologies in language learning
- Research fellow for L20 and MURLLO projects
- Co-ordinating the development of e-materials in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) by team of developers based at 6 UK universities
- Senior EAP Tutor, Centre for Language Study, University of Southampton - with particular responsibility for the integration of e-materials into core English language courses at the University of Southampton and development of an EAP online resource base
Gary Wills Co Investigator Usability
- Gary is a Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Southampton. His main research area is in the application of advanced knowledge technologies, and in particular Personal Information Environments, for the industrial, education and medical domains.
- Project manager for two JISC funded projects that use a service oriented architecture: Collaborative Orthopaedic Research Environment project funded under the VRE call and the R2Q2 (rendering and response of QTIv2 questions) under the latest Tools call.
- Co-investigator of the JISC funded reference model for assessment (FREMA) project.
- Technical manager in the Virtual Orthopaedic European University project (VOEU) responsible for developing the infrastructure for a Virtual Learning Environment, for post-graduate training in surgery.
- Member of the CETIS Assessment SIG.
Vicky Wright Co Investigator Centre for Language Studies
- Senior Academic Coordinator (Strategy) for the HE Academy Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics & Area Studies (Oversees activities designed to support those teaching in languages) Directs the Centre for Language Study at the University of Southampton
- Acts as a academic adviser to the CETLs in Languages
- Director of the Centre for Language Study at the University of Southampton and member of the executive committee of the UK Association of University Language Centres
- Responsible for training of materials developers and with lead role in online EAP materials design and curriculum development at the University of Southampton, together with the development of an EAP online resource base
- Postgraduate teaching and research interests focus on independent learning and the integration of e-materials into language education
Junior Research Fellows TBC