Date: 17th April 2019
Time: 18:30 – Refereshments from 6:30pm for a 7pm start
Speaker: Oliver Wood
Location: DMLL Teaching Room, Floor 3, Frederick Lanchester Library, Coventry University, Gosford Street, Coventry, CV1 5DD – Basically the noisy bit of the library, Coventry University!
BCS Meetings are free to attend.
As one of the Innovation and Community Producers at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab (DMLL), Oliver promotes flipped and playful learning across Coventry University Group and elsewhere. Having worked in the DMLL for nearly four years, Oliver seeks to enable academics and others to rethink traditional modes of teaching and learning, working with them to generate new, exciting, and rich educational experiences.
Oliver teaches Social Media to students across the University, developed a social media simulation platform, and works with local businesses and organisations to promote and support best use of social media in a business context. He has been heavily involved in developing the use of technologies including Open Badges, Lynda.com and social media as tools to support excellent learning experiences and has developed the University’s first faculty-wide chatBot, designed to support students throughout their studies.
Oliver has co-authored a number of papers on game-based learning and is on the board of governance for a Community Studio Arts Van, supporting arts-based learning-by-doing throughout Coventry and the surrounding areas. He initially trained as a Photographer, before becoming involved in some of the University’s first online open classes; Photographic Narrative (#phonar), and Picturing the Body (#picbod). Since then, he has spoken at a number of conferences locally, nationally and internationally to promote playful and flipped learning methods.