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Andrew Linton, Programme Convenor for the Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Andrew was recently appointed as Lecturer in Teaching and Learning for Higher Education at Goldsmiths. Andrew has more than twenty-five years teaching experience in higher education, at a number of universities in London and the Home Counties. This includes supporting and delivering teaching and learning activities across a broad range of academic disciplines.

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Jessica Ussher, Administrator

Before joining TaLIC in January 2018, Jessica worked with the Centre of intelligent Data Analytics at Goldsmiths College after completing her first degree in Philosophy and second Degree in International Relations. Currently, Jessica’s PhD research at Warwick University’s Centre of Interdisciplinary Methodologies focuses on the role of the media in youth extremism. 
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Dr Marco Gillies, Director of Distance Learning

Marco is the Academic Director of Goldsmiths' Teaching and Learning Innovation Centre. He has a long standing interest in pedagogy and particularly online and technology enhanced learning. He co-created the first MOOC from an English University and was instrumental in developing Goldsmiths' large scale online degrees: BSc Computer Science and MSc Data Science.

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Mariam Jabbi Chacón, Educational Developer

Mariam is the Educational Developer for Deconolisation of Academic Practice at the TaLIC team. She studied Psychology and Sociology BSc (Hons) at London Metropolitan University, where she held a role as Student Curriculum Partner, developing her interest in curriculum development. Mariam’s work focuses on the interaction between the socio-political understanding of social minorities and the psychological impact of this status, focusing on racial studies. She has also engaged in research on LGBT studies and psychology, as well as teaching practice as a seminar leader in social psychology.

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Mark Anderson, Learning Technologist

Mark is a Learning Technologist. He studied Cultural and Media Studies BA (hons) at UWE Bristol and began working in Higher Education in 2001, soon after graduating. Originally Mark’s work largely focused on the production of video-based learning resources and managing a video recording facility and editing suite. He later moved into VLE management and before joining Goldsmiths, was responsible for the University College of Osteopathy’s Moodle-based VLE. Mark currently splits his time between working at Goldsmiths and as a sound engineer and music producer.

Pete Roberts

Pete Roberts, E-Learning Systems Manager

Peter manages the various Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) platforms such as, Mahara and BigBlueButton web conferencing. His previous experience includes web and software development, video and audio production and supporting staff and students across a number of UK Higher Education institutions.

After some years at UEA in their Computing department, he moved into the private sector developing large web sites for blue chip clients. He then moved to UCL as a Moodle developer, responsible for upgrades to the VLE, day to day queries and integration with other systems such as student records.

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Dr Raed Yacoub, E-Learning Advisor

Dr Raed Yacoub is E-Learning Advisor at the Teaching and Learning Innovation Centre (TaLIC). His current research interest is in literacy and lifelong learning from computational and constructionist perspectives. He has taught classes on digital literacy and computer skills. Raed obtained his PhD from the University of Greenwich in London where he worked on interdisciplinary research at the Faculty of Education. His doctoral thesis focused on computational interventions in learning and teaching of English for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students.

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Vanessa Smith, E-Learning Advisor

Vanessa is the Arts and Humanities E-Learning Advisor for the following academic departments. Art, ECW, History, IMS, Law and TAP. She provides initial technical and pedagogical advice about to staff within these departments. 

Vanessa has a BA (Hons) in History and Sociology and an MA in Sociology, both from Goldsmiths. She has worked at Goldsmiths since 2003 in a variety of departments, so has an extensive knowledge of the institution, as a student and member of staff. 

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Will Goodin, E-Learning Advisor

Will received his PhD at Goldsmiths College in Art and Computational Technology in 2018. He is currently an E-Learning Assistant at Goldsmiths’ Teaching and Learning Innovation Centre (TaLIC). Will’s PhD research centred on the blurring of the lines between art and life through the use of collaborative interactive art experiences.

Will received an extensive educational practice background in Electronic Arts, Fine art, Photography and Art History while undertaking his B.F.A at the University of New Mexico. After earning his undergraduate degree, he moved to the United Kingdom for graduate school. While in the U.K Will has obtained a M.A. in Studio Art from the University of East London and an M.F.A in Compactional Studio Art from Goldsmiths. Prior to his time at TaLIC, he worked in graphic design and fine art photography in the United States.