National Teaching Fellow 2013
Dr Rupert Ward is an innovative and reflective practitioner who has contributed to a broad range of technology and process-based improvements which have had a significant impact on student learning, both in the UK and internationally.
Combining expertise in computing, physics and education Rupert has been able to incorporate a broad range of educational perspectives into student-focused initiatives in virtual environments, mobile applications and web-based development in areas such as personal development, multimedia production, entrepreneurship, assessment and feedback, study planning and academic resourcing.
He has also contributed to improvements in a broad range of processes at the institutional, national and international level. These include quality enhancement procedures, assessment and feedback, student satisfaction and engagement, employability and private sector involvement in higher education.
Rupert works collaboratively with students and colleagues, and has been part of teams recognised nationally for assessment and feedback (Highly Commended, ICT Innovation of the Year, THE Leadership & Management Awards), student experience (National Acquisitions Group Award for Excellence and Guardian Award for Student Experience), employability (THE Entrepreneurial University of the Year), customer service excellence and enterprise. He has also been recognised by the Higher Education Academy for his strategic impact and wider commitment to academic practice and enhancing the student learning experience as one of its first Principal Fellows.
Rupert’s main teaching and learning interests include technology enhanced learning (especially international higher education development), quality enhancement and the student experience.
Head of Informatics
University of Huddersfield