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Meet Jenny

Jennifer Reid

Digital Learning Consultant

jennifer.reid@qub.ac.uk

028 9097 2946

Background

I studied for my degree in Geography here at Queen’s University followed by my Post Graduate Certificate in Education at Cambridge University, with my dissertation focusing on different learning styles and active learning. As a qualified teacher for Secondary Education, I happily taught Geography in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland for 8 years.

I have also worked as an IT Trainer and Team Lead helping to roll out new hardware and software with responsibility for developing written documentation, digital resources and delivering staff training.

Responsibilities within the University

Digital Learning Consultant in the VLE Pedagogy Support Team, within the Centre of Educational Development.

For the past 3 years I have been part of the VLE Pedagogy Support Team helping to implement Canvas, the new virtual learning environment (VLE) for Queen’s University. Key responsibilities of our team have been to design and deliver key Canvas resources and training for staff and students while encouraging best pedagogical approaches in teaching, learning and assessment.

External Recognition

Member of the General Teaching Council Northern Ireland

CCEA: Geography GCSE/A Level Examiner & examination Invigilator

Professional and Personal Interests

As a Geographer at heart, I have always loved international travel and when I was teaching in Secondary Education I was the lead for organising Geography fieldwork & International Trips. From my previous roles in staff training and now in Higher Education, my professional interest is with helping those staff who are not as confident with new technologies engage with the transition to a more digital approach and to encourage, support and train them on their individual journey. In my spare time, I enjoy rock climbing, yoga and swimming and volunteer as an expedition leader for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.