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Cat Hallam is a Faculty Learning Technology Officer who works in KIITE and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. She is passionate about the use of technology in learning and teaching, highlighting its affordances both at an individual and strategic level. She is particularly interested in how digital transitions take place to shift organisational culture and sustaining their long term growth.
She has played an instrumental role in the overall adoption of technology in both pedagogical and professional practice. She has managed the transition from paper-based marking to electronic marking, has an excellent understanding of several technologies such as Turnitin, Blackboard Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and other educational technologies. She curates digital resources in a variety of formats such as video and audio to illustrate good models of practice.
She works collaboratively with academic and professional services staff colleagues to enhance their digital skills and delivers bespoke sessions to staff and students.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion play an instrumental role in her day-to-day life and is committed to advancing the representation and success of underrepresented groups. She is a member of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion groups in the University, ucisa Women in Tech Committee Member and BAME Staff Network co-Lead.
She is also Deputy Editor of Association for Learning Technology Community #altc, an alumna of Aurora Women’s Leadership and recipient of the Keele Excellence Award for Student Experience (2018).
Areas of Expertise: Electronic assessments and feedback, virtual learning environments, project management, equality, diversity and inclusion, enhancing digital skills, digital exclusion and inclusion