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Qualifications

MBA BSc (Hons) BA DipM CertTheol PFHEA MALT MCIM Chartered Marketer

About

Haydn entered academia as a lecturer at the University of Wales College Newport in 1996, having previously spent many years as a Catholic priest and as a Managing Director in private sector industry. He joined the University of Glamorgan as a senior lecturer in marketing in 1998 and later became Associate Director (Learning and Teaching) at Glamorgan Business School. In 2005 he became Principal Lecturer in blended learning curriculum and assessment development before joining CELT as Manager of the Blended Learning Project in 2006. Haydn became Head of Innovations in Learning and Teaching from 2007 until 2009 when he became Head of CELT at Glamorgan. In March 2014 Haydn became Director of CELT at USW

Responsibilities

As Director of the Centre of Excellence in Learning and Teaching Haydn’s key task is to ensure the University of South Wales continues to enhance the quality of the learning, teaching and assessment experience of its students. Along with his departmental team Haydn is responsible for developing and operationalising the University’s Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy. developing approaches to the enhancement of Learning, Teaching and Assessment, providing staff development opportunities for academic staff at the University and promoting best good practice in learning, teaching and assessment especially with respect to the use of technology in Learning and Teaching and engagement with new approaches to pedagogy including accreditation of learning through employment.

Publications

Published Papers

  • Chew, E., Jones, N. and Blackey, H. (in press) ‘A Classroom without Walls – The Institutional Policy for Social Software in Learning, Teaching and Assessment’ International Journal of Innovation and Learning, Inder-Science.
  • Lau, A. and Blackey, H. (2011) Hybrid Learning Meets Assessment for Learning: Facing the Misconceptions. Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 6837, 2011, pp 105-115
  • Blackey, H., Clayton, S., Connor, C. & Lim, H. (2011) Assessing the impact of learning and teaching strategies in Wales – A guide for institutions. Higher Education Academy, York.
  • Skinner, H. and Blackey, H. (2011) ‘Globalisation of Business Education—a British course or a British educational experience? Comparisons from a UK University’. Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education. Volume 2. Number 2.
  • Chew, E., Jones, N. and Blackey, H. (2011) ‘Implementing Institutional Online Assessment – Addressing the Challenges’ Hybrid Learning and Education, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg: Lecture Notes in Computer Science.
  • Chew, E., Jones, N and Blackey, H. (2010) ‘Implementing Institutional Online Assessment – Addressing the Challenges’, In P. Tsang, S. K. S. Cheung, V. S. K., Lee, R. Huang (Eds), Hybrid Learning, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg: Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol. 6248, 453-464.
  • Blackey, H., Habib, L., Jefferies, A., Johnson, M. (Eds). (2010) “Into something rich and strange” – making sense of the sea-change. The 17th Association for Learning Technology Conference (ALT-C 2010). Held 7–9 September 2010, University of Nottingham, England, UK.
  • Woodward, S., Jones, S. and Blackey, H. (2010) ‘Facebook: Social or Learning Communities?’ in Proceedings of Blended Learning Conference, University of Hertfordshire.
  • Jones, N., Blackey, H., Fitzgibbon, F., Chew, E., (2010) ‘Get out of MySpace!’, Journal of Computers and Education. Volume 54, Issue 3, April 2010.
  • Woodward, S and Blackey, H (2009) ‘Barriers to Student engagement in Technology Enhanced Learning’ in Proceedings of Blended Learning Conference, University of Hertfordshire
  • Chew, E., Blackey, H., and Jones, N. (2009) ‘The “E”-vangelist’s Plan of Action – Exemplars of the UK Universities’ Strategies for Blended Learning’, Hybrid Learning and Education, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg: Lecture Notes in Computer Science.
  • Blackey, H. Jefferies, A. Masterman, L. and Whalley, B. (Eds) (2009). “In dreams begins responsibility” — choice, evidence and change”. Conference Overview and Abstracts for the 16th Association for Learning Technology Conference (ALT-C 2009). Held 8–10 September 2009, University of Manchester, England, UK.
  • Chew, E., Blackey, H., and Jones, N. (2006) ‘Embedding Blended Learning across a Higher Education Institution’ in Proceedings of the Blended Learning Conference. University of Hertfordshire.
  • Blackey, H. and Lau, A.M.S. (2005) Educational globalisation versus cultural specificity: A case study in how not to assume we live in a globalised educational environment in Proceedings of the International Conference in Scholarship in Teaching and Learning. City University, London.
  • Blackey, H. and Lau, A.M.S. (2005) Only the lonely — Do virtual learning environments address the issues of isolation for the distance learner? in Proceedings of the International Telework Conference & Workshop, University of Central Lancashire.
  • Murdoch, H., Blackey, H., Blythe, J. (2001) Beliefs and attitudes of Welsh SMEs to marketing in Journal of Targeting, Measurement & Analysis for Marketing, Dec 2001, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p143, 13p.

Conference Papers

  • Tomas, F. Price T.J. & Blackey H (2012) Technology Enhanced Learning at University of Glamorgan and Students’ Mobile Technologies, 11th European Conference on e-Learning – Gronigan, Netherlands. 26 – 27 of October 2012.
  • Blackey, H., Richards, A. & Roberts, D. (2012) Facing reality in a Further Education context – Using Facebook to create learning communities without the cost of a hosted solution, Association for Learning Technology Conference, University of Manchester, England, 11 – 13 September 2012.
  • Woodward S., Price T.J. & Blackey H., (2011) Camels in Wales! – finding riches in a barren climate, Association for Learning Technology Conference, University of Leeds, England, 6 – 8 September 2011.
  • Chew E., Price T.J., Woodward S. & Blackey H. (2011) From Innovation to Institutional Enhancement: Operating in Challenging Times – Glamorgan’s Web 2.0 Story, The Sixth International Blended Learning Conference, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK, 15 – 16 June 2011.
  • Blackey H. and Lau A.M.S (2011) Implementing a strategic vision for assessment to improve the student experience and reduce workload. JISC Conference, BT Convention Centre, Liverpool, UK, 14 – 15 March 2011.
  • Blackey H. and Lau A.M.S (2011) Putting Assessment at the Heart of Learning at the University of Glamorgan. JISC Assessment Conference, Bristol, UK, 3rd March 2011.
  • Blackey, H. (2010) “Re-designing learning: How Technology Enhanced Learning has impacted on Welsh medium Higher Education in Wales” presented at the International Society of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference Global theories and local practices: institutional, disciplinary and cultural variations. incorporating the 18th Improving Student Learning Symposium, Liverpool, 19 – 22 October 2010.
  • Woodward, S. and Blackey, H. (2010) “New Structures and Models: From TEL at the Fringes to TEL at the Core” presented at the Association of Learning Technology Conference, University of Nottingham, 7th – 9th of September 2010.
  • Lau, A.M.S. and Blackey, H. (2010) “Assessment for Learning: The reinvention of formative (and summative assessment)?” presented at the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction, Assessment Conference, University of Northumbria, 1st – 3rd of September 2010.
  • Jones, S., Woodward, S. and Blackey, H. (2010) “Facebook: friend or foe? Communicating with the Google generation! Supporting 21st Century students with technology-enhanced communication” presented at the Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (GEES) Subject Centre 10th Anniversary Conference. University of Plymouth 7-9th July 2010.
  • Woodward, S., Jones, S. and Blackey, H. (2010) “Facebook: Social or Learning Communities?” presented at the Blended Learning Conference, University of Hertfordshire, 16th – 17th of June 2010.
  • Blackey, H. (2010) “Using the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning to develop a pedagogy for the Valleys” presented at the 8th International Conference in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, City University, London, 13th and 14th May 2010.
  • Lau, A.M.S. and Blackey, H. (2010) “Assessment for Learning: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in practice?” presented at the 8th International Conference in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, City University, London, 13th and 14th May 2010.
  • Toole, T and Blackey, H (2009) “User technologies and the future mixed economy of education” presented at the Association of Learning Technology Conference, University of Manchester, 8th – 10th of September 2009.
  • Woodward, S and Blackey, H (2009) presented at the “Barriers to Student engagement in Technology Enhanced Learning” Blended Learning Conference, University of Hertfordshire, 17th – 18th of June 2009.
  • Blackey, H and Skinner, H (2009) “A British course or a British educational experience? Comparisons from a UK University.” presented at the HEA Business, Management, Accounting and Finance Subject Centre Conference, Cardiff, 28th- 29th April 2009.
  • Chew, E, Blackey, H and Jones, N (2009) “A UK Case Study – Technology Enhances Educational Experiences in the University of Glamorgan” presented at the International Conference on Future Computer and Communication, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 3rd – 5th of April, 2009.
  • Jones, N, Blackey, H, Fitzgibbon, K, Chew, E (2009) “Get out of MySpace!” presented at the Computer Assisted Learning Conference, Brighton, 23rd – 25th of March 2009.
  • Byfield, D and Blackey, H (2008) “Using Course Management Systems to deliver Chiropractic Education at University” presented at the Chiropractic education in an era of digital natives and digital immigrants: how to make the successful transition to 21st century technology Conference, Beijing, China – 10th – 11th November 2008.
  • Blackey, H (2008) “Widening participation – Addressing the social divide” presented at the Association of Learning Technology Conference, University of Leeds, 9th – 11th of September 2008.
  • Blackey, H and Toole, T (2008) “Crossing the divide – taking the university into the workplace” presented at the Association of Learning Technology Conference, University of Leeds, 9th – 11th of September 2008.
  • Blackey, H (2008) “Achieving the link between teaching and research: An institutional case study” presented at the 7th International Conference in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, City University, London, 15th and 16th May 2008.
  • Blackey, H (2008) “Workbased Learning: Challenges to the scholarship of teaching and learning” presented at the 7th International Conference in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning City University, London, 15th and 16th May 2008.
  • Blackey, H and Lau, A (2008) “"Assessment for learning": Putting SoTL to practice at an institutional level” presented at the 7th International Conference in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning City University, London, 15th and 16th May 2008.
  • Blackey, H and Dacey, A (2007) “Going beyond management by control to management by engagement – are FE staff ready to engage” presented at the Association of Learning Technology Conference, University of Nottingham, 4th – 6th of September 2007.
  • Blackey, H and Toole, T (2007) “From Control to Collaboration: Creating e-learning across a national consortium” presented at the Association of Learning Technology Conference, University of Nottingham, 4th – 6th of September 2007.
  • Jones, N, Skinner, H and Blackey, H (2007) “Blended learning innovations to support postgraduate dissertation students” presented at the Higher Education Academy Conference, Harrogate, 3rd – 5th July 2007.
  • Jones, N., Blackey H., Jones C., and Lau, A (2006) “Enterprise College Wales: A Critical evaluation” presented at the Diverse practices; common futures – E-Learning Conference University of Greenwich, 21st June 2006.
  • Chew, E., Blackey, H., and Jones, N. (2006) “Embedding Blended Learning across a Higher Education Institution” presented at the Blended Learning — Promoting Dialogue in Innovation and Practice Conference University of Hertfordshire, 15th June 2006.
  • Blackey, H. (2006) “Policy and Practice: The tensions in e-Learning” presented at the 6th International Conference in Scholarship in Teaching and Learning, City University, London, 18th – 19th May 2006.
  • Blackey, H. and Lau, A. (2006) “Embedding Blended Learning across a Higher Education Institution” presented at the 6th International Conference in Scholarship in Teaching and Learning, City University, London, 18th – 19th May 2006.
  • Blackey, H. (2006). “Mind the Web 2.0 gaps” presented at the HigherEd BlogCon2006, Online, 3rd – 5th April 2006.
  • Blackey, H and Jones, N (2005) “Addressing the social inclusion agenda through online learning – design lessons for the student induction process” presented at The 11th International Conference on Technology Supported Learning and Training (EDUCA Berlin) Berlin, 30th November – 2nd of December 2005.
  • Blackey H (2005) “Master of ?: The learning journey for professionally trained managers coming to Postgraduate study” presented at the British Educational Research Association Conference, University of Glamorgan, 14th – 17th September 2005.
  • Makepeace, P. and Blackey H. (2005) “New models of student support: the emerging role of customer care in supporting e-learning students” presented at the British Educational Research Association Conference, University of Glamorgan, 14th – 17th September 2005.
  • Lau, A. and Blackey, H. (2005) “Only the lonely – Do Virtual Learning Environments address the issues of isolation for the distance learner?” presented at the International Telework Conference & Workshop, University of Central Lancashire, 29th August – 1st September 2005.
  • Blackey, H. and Lau, A. (2005) “Educational globalisation versus cultural specificity: A case study in how not to assume we live in a globalised educational environment.” presented at the International Conference in Scholarship in Teaching and Learning, City University, London, 12th – 13th May 2005.
  • Blackey, H. and Eger, A. (2004) “New Ways of Sharing Knowledge: The Adoption of New Publishing Technologies in Academic and Corporate Libraries?” presented at 4th International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisations. University of Greenwich, London, 2004.
  • Eger, A. and Blackey, H. (2004) “An Investigation into Factors That Affect Adoption and Diffusion of Innovations in Publishing and Librarianship: A Grounded Theory Approach,” presented at Canadian Association for Information Science/L’association canadienne des sciences d l’infornation (CAIS/ACSI) Annual Conference. University of Manitoba Canada, 2004.

Memberships

Professional memberships

  • Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the Association for Learning Technology
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing

Committee memberships

  • Member of the University Board of Governors (2012 – Present)
  • Member of Academic Board (2009 – Present)
  • Chair of the Learning, Teaching Professional Standards Group (2009 – Present)
  • Chair of the Technology Enhanced Learning Steering Group (2009 – Present)
  • Chair of the Academic Workload Model Steering Group (2011 – Present)
  • Chair of the Partnership Forum (2012 – Present)
  • Chair of the Race and Religion or Belief sub-group (2012 – Present)
  • Member of the Learning and Teaching Enhancement Committee (2009 – Present)
  • Member of the University Quality Assurance Committee (2009 – Present)
  • Member of the Directorate Information and Systems Advisory Group (2008 – Present)
  • Member of the University’s Equality and Diversity Committee (2009 – Present)
  • Member of the Partnership Quality Committee (2012 – Present)

External

  • Trustee of the Association of Learning Technology.
  • Member of the Higher Education Academy Welsh Institutional Group.
  • Treasurer of the Association of Learning Technology.

Research

Haydn’s research interests include the scholarship of learning and teaching, educational development, pedagogical developments, quality in learning and teaching, Technology Enhanced Learning, personal learning environments, social software, knowledge management and the management of organisational change.

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