The eLearning Unit were delighted to welcome Christina Costa to their office today. Christina is the Association for Learning Technology’s 2010 Learning Technologist of the year. The burning question on our lips was “How do we get to be next year’s winner?” (!) but we were more polite in the end and quizzed Christina on the kind of work she did, how she was supported in the University and whether and how we might collaborate in the future.
Christina is based at the University of Salford (in the Research and Graduate College) and won her award for her work developing staff and student use of social media (blogs, wikis, Twitter, Facebook, etc) for teaching, learning and research. Christina is particularly interested in utilising new media for the promotion of collaborative research and for dissemination of research activity, and we spent a very useful hour in discussion with Christina.
Read about the other winners and runners-up in this year’s awards here. (The eLearning Unit hope to meet up with the Oxford TALL team this year to learn from this award-winning unit).
Read more about the Association for Learning Technology here.