ALT Learning Technologist of the Year Finalist: Richard Beggs
Next in our end of year series to celebrate the achievements of some of our members we have Richard Beggs from Ulster University. Richard is a lecturer in the Centre for Higher Education Research & Practice and had his work on active learning spaces recognised at the ALT Learning Technologist of the Year Awards, where he was Runner Up in the 2020 Individual category.
One of key elements of the award was the Learning Landscapes project aimed at increasing staff preparedness for new learning spaces across the University. This work was especially timely given the upcoming move from the Jordanstown Campus to the Belfast Campus in the academic year 21/22. Initiatives within this project include the development of Learning Partners and Active Learning Champions, the Learning Lab, Active learning toolkits and Apps and a pilot in Sequenced Learning.
Richard is also a member of the ALT NI committee and established the ALT Active Learning SIG in July 2020 and is also Chair of the group, which aims to explore staff and student confidence and expertise to use apps appropriately, effectively and to also build their digital capabilities.