Sarah Atkinson is Principal Lecturer in Broadcast Media in the Faculty of Arts, where she has led the subject provision for the past five years. Sarah’s research into Open Educational Resources within the field of media practice began when she was awarded an ADM-HEA subject centre fellowship in 2008 to undertake a small-scale OER project. i-mpact (Interactive resource for Media Professionals and Academics Collaborating in Teaching) was completed to a Beta testing stage at institutional level, housing and distributing un-manipulated film and video footage, the raw materials for filmmaking and visual storytelling for use in teaching exercises, assignment work and for peer review. As well as working with ALTO-UK, Sarah is also currently undertaking an Open University Score Fellowship (Support Centre for Open Resources in Education) until June 2012, developing the i-mpact project to a cross-institutional level; investigating aspects of cultural resistance, adoption and change in the context of a shifting higher education landscape.
Adam Bailey is a Learning Technology Adviser in Information Services at the University of Brighton where he supports the development of technology to enhance learning in the Faculty of Arts. He has worked in the learning technology field at several Further and Higher Education Institutions with a special interest in the production of learning objects and the application of social media in education.
He has helped academics both research and apply learning technology in their practice and while at the University of Derby co-presented a short paper at ALT-C 2008 that investigated the 'The value of synchronous multi-media communication systems to remote learners.' Adam has a background in Art & Design and before moving into learning technology, was a trained glass designer/maker.
Debbie Flint is an Academic Developer at ADM-HEA where she edits the Subject Centre magazine, Networks. Debbie has contributed to several projects exploring relationships between technology and learning in ‘creative’ disciplines including the JISC-funded Distributed e-learning an art, design and media, and both phases of the JISC / Academy Open Educational Resources programme. She has recently been awarded a Higher Education Academy Teaching Development Grant to investigate how creative practise students develop, project and manage their digital identities and reputation. Prior to joining the Centre, Debbie taught Cultural Studies on practise-based art and design programmes.
Stephen Mallinder was Project Manager for the JISC and Academy funded Art, Design and Media Practising Open Education Project 2010-11and previously managed the pilot ADM-OER Project 2009-10. He co-wrote and researched the recently published Looking Out: Effective Engagements with Art, Design and Media Higher Education and the - a joint project between the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and ADM-HEA investigating the range and nature of types of Higher Education and Creative Industry engagements. He has a PhD in music and popular culture and has taught on undergraduate and post-graduate programmes in cultural studies, media and creative industries both in the UK and Australia, producing a number of journal articles. He also continues to write and produce music through a number of projects.