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Vilinda was awarded a doctorate in Psychology from Queen’s University in 2007. She became an established researcher (with 24 years’ experience) within Higher Education, external bodies and locally based research agencies before joining CED as an Educational Developer in April 2016.
Vilinda was employed at Ulster University from 2000 - 2014 providing educational development support and evaluation guidance in 2 key teaching and learning projects - JISC Curriculum Design Viewpoints and the University’s CETL, Institutional E-Learning Services.
Vilinda is currently enjoying her main role in CED which is to support the development of distance learning content with staff from Queen’s.
Responsibilities within the University
- Design and development of distance learning content for staff at Queen’s
- MOOC design and development in partnership with FutureLearn
- Support digital learning initiatives both from a staff and student perspective
- Support staff in responding to positive institutional change
Professional and Personal Interests
Personal interests include digital learning, the design and development of teaching and learning resources, evaluation of innovations in teaching and learning, learner engagement and curriculum design, and a more recent interest is with exploring professional practice and emotional intelligence.