Alastair Clarke

Lead academic at University of Derby free online coursesAlastair Clark has a career in formal and non-formal learning and was previously the Senior Programme Director for the Digital Learning Team at the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education. His post-graduate study has been in the area of lifelong learning and in addition to work for the University of Derby he has undertaken consultancy work for the British Council (in Tunisia), ICT Qatar and the International Telecoms Union. He is a Certified Member of the Association for Learning Technology (CMALT) and played a leading role in establishing the Open Education Special Interest Group for the Association. Alastair teaches adult classes in French and map reading and enjoys spending his time outdoors on foot, on a bike or in a canoe.

Paula Shaw

Lead academic at University of Derby free online coursesPaula Shaw, a specialist in online pedagogy, has worked as an educator for three decades in Further and Higher Education. She was a founding member of the University of Derby Online Learning and works as Academic Manager for the Education and Health portfolios. She has engaged in and brought to life many innovative initiatives and was awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Outstanding Individual Impact in 2014.

Geoff Rebbeck

2nd academic lead for free online courses at University of DerbyGeoff has been a teacher in further education and higher education for the last 20 years. He won a National Teacher Award in 2008 and a Future Learning award the following year. He is an acknowledged expert in e-learning nationally and has done much to promote digital literacy amongst teachers.

He has explored and still experiments with new ways of delivering learning and changing the pattern of the way students take part in courses. Geoff has been a teacher in further education and higher education for the last 20 years.