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BA (Hons) Film, Media and Video Production (2:1)
PGDip Film and The Moving Image
PGCert Developing Professional Practice in Higher Education
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).


Carl has worked as a Learning Technologist in CELT since September 2011 and Senior Learning Technologist since October 2017. Before that he was part of the TELLS team, delivering E-Learning training and support to the School of Health and Social Sciences. Carl also worked in the School as Research and Enterprise Officer from 2008 – 2010 and as Senior Administrator in the Faculty of Leisure and Tourism at BCUC from 2005-2008.


Carl has also taught A’ Level Film Studies at Aylesbury College, taught Film Innovations: Context and Perspectives in Film History at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts (validated by Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College) and taught Key Skills ICT as part of the second year BA Primary Studies with QTS degree at UWN.

Carl recently finished co-delivering on the Postgraduate Diploma in Developing Professional Practice in Higher Education at USW.

Conference Presentations/Workshops

‘The Opportunities of Technology (in a Transformative Learning Space Environment)’ (with Neil Price) TLS Mini-Conference (USW). June 2018.

‘Using Blackboard Collaborate to Support Staff and Students On and Off Campus’ (with Martin Lynch & Lloyd Williams). CELT Seminar Series (USW). January 2016.

‘A report on a pilot study of an Open Education Resource targeted at A-Level students moving into University in a bilingual context.’ (with Richard Oelmann). altc2015: Shaping the Future of Learning Together. September 2015.

‘The Student Survival sMOOC – Designing and Piloting a Course in Partnership with Students.’ OER15: ‘Mainstreaming Open Education’. April 2015.

‘Learning to ride by accident. Or, the Learning Technologists who went in as podcast creators and came out as collaborators.’ (with Elizabeth Jones). altc2014: Riding Giants: How to innovate and educate ahead of the wave. September 2014.

’How to use Google Sites to create a professional e-portfolio’ (with Lyndsey Muir) – ALDinHE conference "Learning Development in a digital age: emerging literacies and learning spaces” – April 2012.


Sykes, C. (2013). Investigating staff attitudes to the VLE. Available at

Andrews, P; Muir, L & Sykes, C. (2011). Providing Students with Transferable Skills for a Digital Society. Link 27 (HEA), 19-20.


Member of Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol.
Member of the Association for Learning Development in Higher Education.
Member of the Association of Learning Technologists.



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