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March 1, 2024, by Laura Nicholson

Five minutes with…Joe Kenney

We asked Joe Kenney: What is your job role?

Learning Technology Consultant for the Faculty of Social Sciences.

What three words describe you?

Approachable, Curious, and Patient

Tell us something ‘unusual’ about yourself

I worked for Swissport/Lufthansa as part of an University industry placement year ( 15 years ago). I was able to weigh a suitcase just by picking it up… and found lost baggage in Cape Town.

My first role at the university was within Travel and Expenses Services.

What excites you about learning technology?

There are many potential opportunities and challenges. I am excited by learning technology and the flexibility it provides our students with ways of learning suited to their situation and circumstances. Students can access the virtual learning environment on campus, on the bus, and in a coffeeshop. Students have access to online resources, activities, lecture recordings, and game-based learning… all in support of there studies.

Do you have any top tips for our users?

Find your Learning Technology Consultant and Officer within Learning Technology, Faculty of School Support, and have a coffee on campus, or reach out via Ms Teams.

We are here to support you, whether it is a random question on a rainy Thursday or a more complex query that requires investigation. We are here for all staff and students.

What do you think will be the most important thing in learning technology at the University of Nottingham this next year?

AI and accessibility, and with the work being undertaken currently; ultimately having an impact on the student experience.

What have you learned recently?

I have been looking at how staff can use Xerte, H5P, and Box of Broadcast (video) in support of a blended and flexible learning approach. The upgrade to Moodle 4.1 has also been a focus of mine after only recently rejoining the team.

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