Technician of the Year for Nursing and Midwifery
An important highlight of Paul Dagg's career so far has been working with an inspiring, challenging but supportive group of people in the School of Human and Health Sciences at the University of Huddersfield.
Although Paul supports a range of courses in the school, from social sciences through social care to health and allied health professions, he has worked closely with nursing and midwifery staff to support their continual innovations in teaching and learning. This has also included collaborating on a VLE-based resource to support students undertaking a voluntary placement. Paul also delivers training in the use of technology-enhanced learning tools both for his school and across the university.
Paul also manages a small team of developers who work on web and multimedia projects for the school. Their most high profile project to date has been collaborating with staff and students from across the university to build the Preparation for Practice Assessment Tool (PPA), an interactive, online tool to facilitate student preparation for undertaking placements (http://ppa.hud.ac.uk/). This has resulted in publications and conference presentations, including presenting at an international teaching and learning conference.
Paul has a degree in Behavioural Sciences and a master's in Interactive Multimedia Production, which underpins his interest in interface design and usability. He has recently completed a master's in Technology Enhanced Learning in order to be able to engage with staff on the theoretical and pedagogical aspects of their use of learning technologies.
Learning Technology Advisor/ Manager Learning Support Unit
University of Huddersfield