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Qualifications: BSc, PGCE, MSc, FHEA
Cheryl has a wide ranging teaching experience as a lecturer in Science from Level 2 through to Level 4, with particular interests in Biology, Sports Science and e-Learning and has also taught English Literature at Level 3. She managed both the A Level PE provision and HND in Sport and Exercise Science, in collaboration with Leeds Metropolitan University.
Teaching observation by the quality team at Park Lane graded her teaching at grade 1 for all of the observed sessions, the most recent of these being on the Common Inspection Framework.
Cheryl was appointed as ILT Champion for Maths and Science because of her extensive and imaginative use of ICT as a Science Lecturer. She was quickly promoted to the post of MLE Manager with responsibility for advancing the use of the MLE in all Curriculum areas across the institution. This involved a range of Staff Development activities, including taught sessions, online support and the authoring of instruction manuals and online Help facilities. She also worked closely with the Systems Development team to modify the MLE and include new features in response to user feedback. Cheryl acted as Mentor to new staff, in particular those acting as ILT Champions for their departments.
She has completed a course with the University of Teesside on Accessibility in e-Learning and undertake regular staff development activities to support the use of Technology in teaching and learning.
Cheryl managed the creation of the new Foundation Degree in Design and Development of e-Learning at the University of Huddersfield, heading up the Curriculum Team and successfully taking the proposal through the University Validation process. She is now currently Course Leader for this programme and delivers two of the four first year modules.
Publications and Other Research Outputs
Reynolds, C (2015) ‘The impact of a game-based approach to Bourdieu on learners training to teach in post-compulsory education at an English University’. In: Inspire Conference, 14 January 2015, University of Huddersfield
Bennett, E., Burton, S., Iredale, A., Reynolds, C. and Youde, A. (2015) ‘Learning and teaching with technology’. In: Teaching in lifelong learning : a guide to theory and practice. : Open University Press. . ISBN 9780335263325
Reynolds, C. and Appukuttan, S. (2014) ‘Using technology to enhance learning’. In: Learning, Teaching and Development: Strategies for Action. London, UK: Sage. pp. 186-212. ISBN 978-4462-8211-3
Orr, K. and Reynolds, C. (2014) ‘Advice, guidance and the overlooked middle in English secondary education’. In: European Conference on Educational Research ECER 2014, 1-5 September 2014, Porto, Portugal
Reynolds, C., Wormald, J. and Bailey, W. (2013) ‘Vibrant and engaging online social learning: an innovative response to threatened part-time study in Higher Education’. In: Enhancement and Innovation in Higher Education, 11-13 Jun 2013, Glasgow, Scotland
Bennett, E., Iredale, A. and Reynolds, C. (2010) ‘Teaching with technology’. In: Teaching in lifelong learning. Maidenhead: Open University Press. pp. 144-152. ISBN 9780335234691
Reynolds, C. and Bennett, E. (2009) ‘Learning and teaching in a social network’. In: The seventh annual e-learning@greenwich conference: Making It Personal, 8th July 2009, University of Greenwich, London, UK
Reynolds, C. and Bennett, E. (2009) ‘Learning in a Social Network’. In: Making IT Personal, 2nd June 2009, Greenwich
Webb, K., Appukuttan, S., Burton, S. and Reynolds, C. (2006) ‘Mind map of an online community: a student-centred perspective’. In: ALT-C 2006, the 13th International Conference of the Association for Learning Technology: The Next Generation, 5th - 7th September 2006, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland
National: Fellow of the Institute of Learning
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