Staff Profile:Vicki Holmes

Mrs Vicki Holmes
Job Title:
Head of Technology Enhanced Learning

To lead and advise on the strategic development of technology enhanced learning (TEL) at the University, including working collaboratively with Schools in developing their use of TEL and identifying requirements and new initiatives to enable TEL. I also lead the TEL team who have wide range of expertise including: learning technologies; online learning; MOOCs; educational design; professional development; application management.

My career in TEL began in 1992 at the University of Kent, developing hypermedia and introducing staff to the innovation that was the WWW.  Most recently I led the direction and development of TEL at the University of Surrey.  I have worked on a wide variety of initiatives to support teaching, learning and assessment including: introducing technologies such as VLEs, virtual classrooms and e-voting; designing programmes of professional development to support academic practice in TEL; working with Faculties in the development of blended and distance learning and e-assessment;  teaching on several PG Certs.

MA Education (2007)
MSc Computer Science (1992)
MA English Literature and Language (1990)
Fellow of Higher Education Academy (2007)
Fellow of Staff and Educational Development Association (2011)
PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner (2012)

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(published as both Holmes and Simpson)

Holmes, V., Clark, W., Burt, P. and Rienties, B. (2013). 'Engaging students and teachers with media streaming technology, the case of Box of Broadcasts'. In C. Wankel and P. Blessinger (eds.), Cutting-edge Technologies in Higher Education, Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Group.

Allan, H., O'Driscoll, M., Simpson, V. and Shawe, J. (2012) 'Teachers' views of using e-learning for non-traditional students in higher education across three disciplines [nursing, chemistry and management] at a time of massification and increased diversity in higher education'. Nurse Education Today.

Clark, W., Holmes, V., and Burt, P. (2011) 'An investigation into staff perceptions of the benefits and limitations of media streaming technology and BoB (Box of Broadcasts) at the University of Surrey.' Internal report.

O'Driscoll, M., Allan, H., Simpson, V. and Sequeira, L. (2010) 'How can the University use e-learning to improve the learning experience of non-traditional students?'
Internal report, University of Surrey's Widening Access Fund

Sequeira, L., O'Driscoll, M. and Simpson, V. (2010) 'Online Journal Clubs: Developing Transferable Skills for Researchers' Internal report, Fund for Researcher Development

Clark, W. & Simpson, V. (2009) An investigation into staff perceptions of technology use and CPD at the University of Surrey. Internal report.

Simpson, V. and Oliver, M. (2007). 'Electronic voting systems for lectures then and now: A comparison of research and practice'. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 23(2), 187-208.

Simpson, V., Burt P. and Khan, O. 'Introducing electronic voting systems (EVS) to encourage more enquiring student engagement'. Learning through Enquiry conference, Surrey, 2007.

Simpson, V. and Burt P. 'Undertaking the large-scale introduction of an electronic voting system across a university'. Association for Learning Technology Conference "Changing Learning Environments", Nottingham, 2007.

Vicki Holmes

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+44 (0) 118 378 4331

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