Roger Gardner

Digital Education Development Manager

Roger leads the Digital Education Development team within the Digital Education Office.

Roger is responsible for:

  • provision of expert pedagogic-related TEL advice and support
  • promoting, supporting and evaluating the use of TEL
  • leading intensive targeted interventions, triggered by a request from a school or faculty, or a formal curriculum review
  • course review and development to promote effective online and blended learning design and practice
  • disseminating ideas for TEL practice
  • staff development to enhance digital capabilities


Before taking over leadership of the Digital Education Development team, Roger was as a Learning Technologist at the University for 5 years.

He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Certified Member of the Association for  Learning Technology (ALT) and an assessor for their Certified Membership Scheme. Specialist areas of expertise include design and delivery of staff development programmes, effective use of Virtual learning Environments (VLEs), blended learning, effective course design, digital literacies, online approaches to marking and feedback, for example e-submission and e-marking, and academic integrity, including effective use of Turnitin. 

Prior to joining the University of Bristol,  Roger worked for 3 years as a Learning Technologist at the University of Bath, where his responsibilities included supporting the implementation of key aspects of the Learning and Teaching strategy which involved a transition to the Moodle VLE platform. Before moving into HE, Roger was an e-learning development Officer in Further Education, leading the implementation of a major e-learning staff development programme for BECTA.  Prior to that he was a Librarian and taught in Further Education and the secondary sector. He has an MSc in Information and Library Management from the University of Bristol, and a PGCE from the Institute of Education in London. 

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