I am Chantal Schipper and I am one of two new Learning Technologists joining the Royal Agricultural University to primarily support the Catalyst project. We will be supporting the development and delivery of four new innovative blended programmes. The tremendous experience and knowledge the RAU will gain from this project will also be used to further enhance current programs.
Before joining the RAU, I worked as the e-Learning coordinator at one of RAU’s partners Capel Manor College. My role at Capel mainly involved supporting and training lecturing staff in using technology to enhance the quality of teaching and learning, as well as researching, assessing and implementing new technologies. Part of my role at Capel involved working as a library assistant for an hour per day. In addition, I worked as an evening IT tutor at the Adult Learning Academy. Prior to working at Capel Manor College, I have also worked as an IT teacher at a University in the Netherlands.
I have a degree in Communication & multimedia design, with a focus on educational media. I interned for an e-Learning development & consultancy company. During my last year at University, I moved to the UK to write my thesis on the use of media technologies in promoting and facilitating life-long collaborative learning.
In my spare time I love to read, listen to music and to go out hiking. Having just moved from London to Gloucestershire, I am looking forward to exploring the Cotswolds! For the past year, I have also volunteered at a dog rescue centre in London, where I walk and provide basic care to German Shepherds and other Alsatians. As it’s now quite a drive from Gloucestershire to London, I am looking for new related volunteer work in the area.
If you would like to get in touch, please feel free to contact me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.