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Qualifications

BA Hons Modern English Studies, PGCert Publishing

About

With more than 30 years’ experience as an editor and publisher, I now lead a specialist team: Facilitation and Publishing, a sub-set of Blended Learning Services at the University. The team offers practical advice combined with creative solutions for using technology to enhance learning within pedagogically proven frameworks.

I also manage South Wales on iTunes U, which provides a global platform for the work of the our academic staff and students.

In past lives, I first started working with computer-based educational content at the WJEC in 1985, when I set up and led the MEU Cymru publishing team, supporting the schools sector across Wales. Under my direction, MEU Cymru became the first fully digital publisher in Wales.

For many years I was a freelance publishing and editorial consultant for the educational and commercial sectors, including the HEFCW, Curriculum Council for Wales/ACCAC, Health Promotion Wales and Howells department store. I also established my own publishing company to launch Welsh Equestrian News magazine, which enjoyed a worldwide subscription base. I went on to join The Western Mail as a sub-editor, with responsibility for specialist magazines and supplements as well as contributing to the main paper.

I joined the (then) University of Glamorgan in 2001 to set up and lead an editorial team for the EU-funded E-College Wales (ECW) project, as I predicted that the online environment would provide the platform for the next generation of publishers. This has been borne out by my subsequent experience at Glamorgan/South Wales with distance/blended learning, iTunes U, iBooks and the OER movement.

QUICK LINKS
About Me web page
Follow me on Twitter
LinkedIn profile
Follow South Wales on iTunes U on Twitter
Find out about South Wales on iTunes U
Blended and technology-enhanced learning support: TEACH

Experience

  • Editor — digital and print, for educational, commercial and news sectors
  • Publisher — magazines, books

Responsibilities

The Facilitation and Publishing team offers practical advice for using technology to enhance learning within pedagogically proven frameworks. The teams’s work includes developing online content from both an instructional and a publishing viewpoint.

The team ensures that appropriate consultancy/training services are provided, backed up by high-quality print and online support materials – for more information visit our Blended Learning Services and Smoothies web pages.

Sue is also managing editor for Glamorgan on iTunes U which launched in March 2010 to provide a global platform for the work of the Glamorgan Group’s academic staff and students. For more information please visit the Glamorgan on iTunes U website.

Publications

Building an e-learning development team, platform and process from scratch

Memberships

NUJ
Bafta Cymru
Associate Member, Association for Learning & Teaching (ALT)

External

Member of:

  • Welsh Government’s National Digital Learning Council
  • Welsh Government’s Welsh Language, Technology and Digital Media Group
  • ColegauCymru/CollegesWales iTunes U Project Group

Consultancy

Establishment and launch of Addysg Cymru – Education Wales : the all-Wales platform on iTunes U for schools and FE.

Areas of Expertise

  • Online learning | eLearning | blended learning | technology-enhanced learning (TEL)
  • Digital publishing, ebooks, iBooks
  • iTunes U
  • Open education resources (OER)

Twitter

@sueburnett

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