Roger Gardner

Digital Education Development Manager

I lead the Digital Education Development team within the Digital Education Office. I am responsible for:

  • provision of expert advice and support relating to digital education
  • staff development to enhance digital capabilities
  • support for and development of approaches to electronic management of assessment
  • leading targeted enhancement 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 digital education practice


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

I am 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, and online approaches to marking and feedback.

Prior to joining the University of Bristol,  I worked for 3 years as a Learning Technologist at the University of Bath, where my 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, I 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 I was a Librarian and taught in Further Education and the secondary sector. I have 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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