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  • 1. Professor Tony Toole Current Employment: 1. Managing Director/Educational Consultant e-College.ac Ltd Blue Anchor Cottage Blue Anchor, Penclawdd Swansea SA4 3JQ tel: 01792 850803 email: tony.toole@e-college.ac 2. Project Manager Swansea Metropolitan/University of Wales, Trinity St David Mount Pleasant Swansea SA1 6ED tel: 01792 481000 email: anthony.toole@smu.ac.uk University Education: University Subject Award Date London University Medical Physics PhD 1979 University of South Wales Professional Development MA 2006 Aston University Business Administration MBA 1996 Swansea University Electronic Instrumentation MSc 1972 Open University Biological Sciences BA 1975 Swansea University Electrical Engineering BSc 1971 University of Oxford History of Art UGCert 2012 Professional Affiliations: Visiting Professor, Swansea Metropolitan/University of Wales, Trinity St David Visiting Professor, University of South Wales Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology Chartered Engineer Employment Details: Role: Managing Director/Educational Consultant Employer: e-College.ac Ltd From: November 2007 Brief Summary of responsibilities: Director of an educational consultancy company specialising in all aspects of technology enhanced learning. The main company activity is educational consultancy and the facilitation of e-learning research and development projects for educational institutions or consortia of institutions in the UK and Europe. This includes project planning, funding procurement, team building, and project management.
  • 2. Role: Project Manager Employer: Swansea Metropolitan/University of Wales, Trinity St David From: July 2008 Brief Summary of responsibilities: Visiting Professor responsible for managing a number of funded research and development projects involving e-Learning. The role includes liaising with management, academic and support staff across the university; ensuring the successful delivery of project outputs; liaising with the funding agencies, and managing the project budgets. Additional work includes PhD supervision, representing the university on EU and other Research Groups and acting in an advisory capacity for TEL developments across the university. Projects and Consultancy: Currently three TEL projects/consultancies are being managed: 1. SMUDIE (Swansea Metropolitan University Data Integration Exercise): A JISC funded project to optimize student information management systems at Swansea Metropolitan using Enterprise Architecture, VSM and Soft Systems modeling. Budget £15k. Scheduled completion: July 2013. 2. HPC Wales e-Learning Project: A consultancy through e-College.ac Ltd for Fujitsu/HPC Wales for the development of HPC training online and guidance in the validation as a PGCert in high performance computing. Budget £12k. Scheduled completion: April 2014. 3. Strategic Insight Programme: A project with Swansea Metropolitan in collaboration with JISC Advance and RSC Wales aimed at enhancing institutional capacity to develop technology enhanced learning. Budget £2.5k. Scheduled completion: July 2013. Planning for future innovative projects is a part of the current role. Advice on EU and JISC project funding opportunities is provided and engagement with the community of practice ensured through participation in National and European practitioner groups. Previous Appointments: Date Employer Post 2000 - 2007 Coleg Sir Gâr Director of On-line Services 2000 - 2005 University of Glamorgan e-College Wales Partnership Manager* 1985 - 2000 Coleg Sir Gâr Dean of Faculty of Engineering 1982-1985 Swansea Metropolitan University Head of School of Electronics 1981- 1982 League of Red Cross Societies International Field Delegate, Darfur, Sudan 1977-1980 University of Sussex Lecturer in Medical Electronics 1975-1977 Swansea University Post-Doctoral Research Assistant 1964-1968 GEC Ltd., Coventry Development Engineer *Part secondment to manage the ECW partner college network.
  • 3. Professional Activities: JISC–CETIS Board Member Member of the JISC Learning & Teaching Experts Group Member of the WHEB European Digital Economy Research Coordinating Group Scientific Committee Member, END 2013 Conference Executive Program Committee Member, International Education Technology Conference 2013 Awards: 2001-2002 Beacon Awards: Winner of the LSDA Award for e-Learning 2002 Fforwm Awards: Winner of the 2002 Award for e-Learning Recently Completed e-Learning Projects: 1. PotsPan (Pilot of the SWANI Project Administrative Network): An Embedding Benefits project based at Coleg Sir Gâr focused on sharing the successful outcomes of a JISC project to digitize the management and administration systems for work-based learning in Wales. Budget £40k. Completed April 2013. 2. DEWI (Delivering Work-Based Improvements): A JISC Embedding Benefits project based at Swansea Metropolitan in collaboration with Cardiff Metropolitan University, aimed at implementing the JISC WBL Maturity Toolkit in a number of Welsh universities to improve the quality of delivery. Budget £40k. Completed April 2013. 3. JISC Curriculum Design Support and Synthesis project: a JISC funded project to act as a Critical Friend to a cluster of technology enhanced curriculum design projects managed by Staffordshire University, Bolton University, Manchester Metropolitan University and Leeds Metropolitan University. Budget £50k. Completed 2012. 4. SVEA: an EU funded multi-national project to develop training materials for academic staff to use Web 2.0 technologies in the delivery of the curriculum. Management of the Wales regional component for Coleg Sir Gâr. Budget €96k. Completed 2011. 5. SWANI (Secure Work-based learning Administration through Networked Infrastructure): A JISC funded project based at Coleg Sir Gâr to digitize the work-based learning provision and implement a digital signature system that meets EU and Welsh Assembly Government audit requirements. Budget £50k. Completed 2011. 6. Bracken (Business Resource and Community Knowledge Exchange Network): a JISC funded project, based at Swansea Metropolitan University, to develop the business and community engagement activities of a multi- institutional collaborative network in South West Wales. Lead partner: Swansea Metropolitan University. Budget £100k. Completed 2011. 7. Review of the HEFCW e-Learning Strategy: e-College.ac Ltd was a partner in the team of consultants evaluating and reporting on the progress against targets for the e-Learning Strategy for Wales. Budget £18k. Completed 2011. 8. RATATAT (Remote Access to Academic Trials and Testing): a JISC funded project to develop an online learning environment to allow distance learning MSc NDT students at Swansea Metropolitan University access and
  • 4. carry out sophisticated laboratory experiments remotely. Lead partner: Swansea Metropolitan University. Budget £40k. Completed 2010. 9. WALES (Work-Based Access to Learning through E-Services): management of a JISC funded research and development project evaluating the use of mobile technology and social networking software in the support of on-line distance learners. Lead partner: University of Glamorgan. Budget: £96k. Completed 2009. 10. eTutor (Education Through Ubiquitous Technologies and On-line Resources): management of a JISC funded research and development project exploring the concept that on-line distance learning can be facilitated using existing personal computing resources and learning materials freely available on the Internet. Lead partner: Swansea Metropolitan University. Budget: £50k. Completed 2009. 11. ReCITE (Reusable Content for IT Education): management of a JISC funded development project evaluating the ability to re-purpose on-line educational content developed by one institution in different curriculum areas in other institutions. Lead partner: Swansea Metropolitan University. Budget: £25k. Completed 2009. 12. The Wales e-Training Network (Phases 1 & 2): management of a KEF funded network involving all Further Education and Higher Education Institutions in Wales, collaborating in the delivery of on-line training solutions for SMEs. Lead partner: Swansea Metropolitan University. Budget: £600k. Completed 2007. 13. SUNIWE: management of a JISC funded project, led by Staffordshire University, developing and testing methods for single sign-on access to distributed e-learning resources. Lead partner for Wales: Coleg Sir Gâr. Budget £143k. Completed 2007. 14. WETN Coordination: National Coordinator of a KEF funded network involving all Further Education and Higher Education Institutions in Wales, collaborating in the development of on-line training solutions for SMEs. Lead partner: Coleg Sir Gâr. Budget: £50k. Completed 2006. 15. Evaluating Effective Practice with e-Learning: management of a JISC funded consultancy project to judge the effectiveness of a new dissemination method for their e-Learning project outcomes. Lead partner: Coleg Sir Gâr. Budget £11,500. Completed 2006. 16. Implementing the ECW MLE: management of a JISC funded project to evaluate the effectiveness of Managed Learning Environments operating across institutional boundaries. Lead partner: University of Glamorgan. Budget: £70k. Completed 2005. 17. The South West Wales Interoperability Project: management of a JISC funded project to evaluate the ability of e-learning materials developed jointly by five different FE institutions to fully transferable between five VLE applications. Lead partner: Coleg Sir Gâr. Budget: £40k. Completed 2003. 18. The South West Wales e-Learning Consortium: management of a KEF funded consortium of five HE & five FE institutions collaborating in the development and testing of e-learning solutions for 450 employees in 150 SMEs in the region. Lead partner: Swansea Metropolitan University. Budget: £593k. Completed 2003.
  • 5. Recent Publications: Toole, A. M. (2013) A Synthesis of Modeling Tools for Education Management Systems Design. [to be published] ALT-C Conference: Building New Cultures of Learning. Nottingham, September 2013. Toole, A. M. (2013). Approaches to Open Innovation. Jisc-Cetis Conference: Open for Education: Technology Innovation in Universities and Colleges. Birmingham. March 2013. Toole, A. M. (2012) Making Your Mark – Digital Signatures. JISC Innovating e- Learning Online Conference. November 2012. Toole, A. M. (2012) An EU Approved Digital Signature System. ALT-C Conference, Manchester. September 2012. Toole, A. M. & Khetaguri, T. (2011) Technology Enhanced Learning Research Programme. Research-Teaching Practice in Wales 2011 Conference. Gregynog. September 2011. Toole, A. M. (2011) Stakeholder Engagement, Employability and the Responsive Curriculum. ALT-C Conference, Leeds, September 2011. Toole, A. M. & Khetaguri, T. (2011) Promoting the use of Web 2.0 Tools in European Vocational Education and Training. ALT-C conference, Leeds, September 2011. Toole, A. M. (2011) Social Media: Key Tools for the Future of Work-based Learning. Development and Learning in Organizations: An International Journal. Volume 25, issue 5. July 2011 Toole, A. M. (2011) Remote Access to Practical Work for Online Learners. The CAL Conference 2011 Learning Futures, Education, Technology & Sustainability. Manchester, April 2011. Toole, A. M., Newrly, P. & Pede, S. (2010) How to promote social media uptake in VET and adult training systems in Europe – Practical example of the European SVEA project. eLearningEuropa eLearning Papers issue 22. December 2010. Toole, A. M. (2010) Using Web 2.0 to deliver effective Distance Learning. University of Glamorgan CELT Seminar Series. December 2010 Toole, A. M. (2010) Remote Access to Academic Trials & Testing. 7th International QRM Conference. Swansea, April 2010. Toole, A. M. & Blackey, H. (2009) User technologies and the future mixed economy of education. ALT-C Conference. Manchester, September 2009. Toole, A. M. & Williams, J. (2009) Discovery learning through ubiquitous technologies and open educational resources. Sloane-C International Symposium. San Francisco, June 2009. Toole, A. M. (2009) Masterclass in Web-enabled Discovery Learning. 3rd Annual Technology Supported Learning Conference. Staffordshire University. June 2009. Toole, A. M. (2009) The 5-Minute Interview – eTutor. JISC Inform, May 2009.
  • 6. Toole, A. M (2009) The WALES Project. JISC project Dissemination Conference. Cardiff, April 2009. Toole, A. M. (2009) The eTutor Project. JISC project Dissemination Conference. Cardiff, April 2009. Toole, A. M (2008) Globalised Learning: are Institutions Facing an Educational Tsunami? ALT-C. Leeds, September 2008. Blackey, H. & Toole, A. M. (2008) Crossing the Divide: Taking the University Into the Workplace. ALT-C. Leeds, September 2008. Toole, A. M. (2007) On-line Work-Based Learning. Consultation Conference on an e- Learning Strategy for HE in Wales. Llandrindod Wells, November 2007. Blackey, H. & Toole, A. M. (2007) Work-based Access to Learning through e- Services. Consultation Conference on an e-Learning Strategy for HE in Wales. Llandrindod Wells, November 2007. Toole, A. M. & Blackey, H. (2007) From Control to Collaboration: Creating e-learning across a national consortium. ALT-C. Nottingham, September 2007. Toole, A. M. (2007) Guide to Good Practice in e-Learning. The European Regional Information Society Association. Brussels. July 2007. Toole, A. M. (2007) The e-Learning Working Group: Key Issues. Innovative Actions Network Annual Conference. Bilbao, June 2007. Toole, A. M. (2006) De-institutionalizing e-Learning: a Radical Proposal for Wales. FACE 2006 Conference. University of Wales, Swansea. June 2006. Toole, A. M. (2006) The Wales e-Training Network: Collaboration in Practice. IANIS+ Annual Conference. Brussels, May 2006. Toole, A. M. (2006) Effective Practice with e-Learning: Evaluation Report. [online]. Available at: http://www.JISC.ac.uk/uploaded_documents/elp%20evaluation%20report.doc. JISC, February 2006. Toole, A. M. (2005) Collaborative e-Learning and Accommodating Different Cultures. ALT-C Exploring the Frontiers of e-Learning. Manchester, September 2005. Toole, A. M. (2005) Culture Change in The Think Tank: making lifelong learning a reality. JISC InfoNet. Birmingham, August 2005. Toole, A. M. (2005) Collaboration in Action. Dysg Conference: Wales – the e- Learning Country. Swansea, June 2005. Toole, A. M. (2005) Learning Design for the Online Learner. 5th Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, UWIC. Cardiff, 2005.

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